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Subjects and objects : art, essentialism, and abstraction

Author: Jeffrey Strayer
Publisher: Leiden : Brill, 2007.
Series: Philosophy of history and culture, 25.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Subjects and Objects provides the philosophical groundwork for the determination of the limits of Abstraction in art. This involves extensive consideration of the subject-object relationship and  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Strayer
ISBN: 9789004157149 900415714X
OCLC Number: 77797554
Description: xviii, 388 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPART I. PRELIMINARY ISSUES RELEVANT TO ESSENTIALIST ABSTRACTIONPART II. ON SUBJECTS AND OBJECTS AND WORKS OF ART: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS AND BASIC POINTS OF RELEVANCE TO ESSENTIALIST ABSTRACTIONIntroductionDivision I. Singling Something Out, Artistic Identity, and Intentional ActionsDivision II. Artists, Objects, and Some Minimum Conditions of Artistic IdentityDivision III. Artistic Identity, Subjects, and Apprehensible ObjectsDivision IV. Artworks and Kinds of ObjectDivision V. Art and the AestheticPART III. ON SUBJECTS AND OBJECTS AND ARTISTIC COMPLEXES: THE MATERIAL OF ESSENTIALISMIntroductionDivision I. The Notion of an Artistic Complex and Things of Relevance to ItDivision II. Artistic Complexes and SubjectsDivision III. Artistic Complexes and ObjectsDivision IV. Subjects and Objects and Artistic ComplexesDivision V. The Essential Elements of Artistic ComplexesPart IV. Identity and Subjects, Objects, and Language: Concluding Remarks as a Preamble to an Essentialist Investigation of the Limits of AbstractionAppendices Appendix I. On the Notions of Object, Property, Haecceity, and Diversity. Appendix II. Leibniz's Law, the Laws of Identity and Difference, and the Identity of Indiscernibles Appendix III. Distinction, Discrimination, and Distinguishability Appendix IV. Impossible ObjectsWorks Mentioned in the Text and Selected BibliographyIndex
Series Title: Philosophy of history and culture, 25.
Responsibility: by Jeffrey Strayer.


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