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The philosophy of poetry

Author: John Gibson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
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In recent years philosophers have produced important books on nearly all the major arts: the novel and painting, music and theatre, dance and architecture, conceptual art and even gardening. Poetry is the sole exception. This is an astonishing omission, one this collection of original essays will correct. If contemporary philosophy still regards metaphors such as 'Juliet is the sun' as a serious problem, one has an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gibson
ISBN: 9780199603671 0199603677
OCLC Number: 894201746
Description: ix, 253 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: List of contributors. Introduction: the place of poetry in contemporary aesthetics / John Gibson --
Semantic finegrainedness and poetic value / Peter Lamarque --
The dense and the transparent: reconciling opposites / Ronald de Sousa --
Poetic opacity: how to paint things with words / Jesse Prinz and Eric Mandelbaum --
Unreadable poems and how they mean / Sherri Irvin --
Can an analytic philosopher read poetry? / Simon Blackburn --
The spoken and the written: an ontology of poems / Anna Christina Soy Ribeiro --
Poetry and truth / Roger Scruton --
Poetry's knowing: so what do we know? / Angela Leighton --
Ethical estrangement: pictures, poetry, and epistemic value / Alison Denham --
The inner paradise / Tzachi Zamir --
"To think exactly and courageously": poetry, Ingeborg Bachmann's poetics, and her Bohemia poem / Richard Eldridge --
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Responsibility: edited by John Gibson.
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