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Description - The Principles of Art by R. G. Collingwood

This treatise on aesthetics begins by showing that the word "art" is used as a name not only for "art proper" but also for certain things which are "art falsely so called." These are craft or skill, magic, and amusement, each of which, by confusion with art proper, generates a false aesthetic theory. In the course of attacking these theories the author criticizes various psychological theories of art, offers a new theory of magic, and reinterprets Plato's so-called "attack on art," showing that it has been entirely misunderstood. Finally, he draws important inferences concerning the position of art in human society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195002096
ISBN-10: 0195002091
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 2-Jan-1968
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - R. G. Collingwood

R. G. Collingwood (1889-1943), philosopher and historian, was Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy, Oxford University. One of the most learned men of his generation, he had a remarkable breadth of interest and knowledge and originiality of mind. He is the author of many notable books, including The Idea of History, An Autobiography, Essay on Metaphysics, Essay on Philosophical Method, The Idea of Nature, The New Leviathan, Speculum Mentis: or The Map of KNowledge, and with J. N. L. Myres, Roman Britain and the English Settlements in the Oxford Hitsory of England series.

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