Susanne k langer philosophy in a new key

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susanne k langer philosophy in a new key

Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art by Susanne K. Langer

Modern theories of meaning usually culminate in a critique of science. This book presents a study of human intelligence beginning with a semantic theory and leading into a critique of music.

By implication it sets up a theory of all the arts; the transference of its basic concepts to other arts than music is not developed, but it is sketched, mainly in the chapter on artistic import. Thoughtful readers of the original edition discovered these far-reaching ideas quickly enough as the career of the book shows: it is as applicable to literature, art and music as to the field of philosophy itself.

The topics it deals with are many: language, sacrament, myth, music, abstraction, fact, knowledge--to name only the main ones. But through them all goes the principal theme, symbolic transformation as the essential activity of human minds. This central idea, emphasizing as it does the notion of symbolism, brings Mrs. Langers book into line with the prevailing interest in semantics. All profound issues of our age seem to center around the basic concepts of symbolism and meaning. The formative, creative, articulating power of symbols is the tonic chord which thinkers of all schools and many diverse fields are unmistakably striking; the surprising, far-reaching implications of this new fundamental conception constitute what Mrs. Langer has called philosophy in a new key.

Mrs. Langers book brings the discussion of symbolism into a wider general use than criticism of word meaning. Her volume is vigorous, effective, and well written and will appeal to everyone interested in the contemporary problems of philosophy.

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Philosophy in a New Key A Study in the Symbolism of Reason Rite and Art

Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite and Art is the main work of American philosopher Susanne K. Langer, first published in.
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Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art

Modern theories of meaning usually culminate in a critique of science. This book presents a study of human intelligence beginning with a semantic theory and leading into a critique of music. By implication it sets up a theory of all the arts; the transference of its basic concepts to other arts than music is not developed, but it is sketched, mainly in the chapter on artistic import. Thoughtful readers of the original edition discovered these far-reaching ideas quickly enough as the career of the book shows: it is as applicable to literature, art and music as to the field of philosophy itself. The topics it deals with are many: language, sacrament, myth, music, abstraction, fact, knowledge—to name only the main ones. But through them all goes the principal theme, symbolic transformation as the essential activity of human minds.

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Philosophy In A New Key. Susanne K. Whitehead abstraction activity actual aesthetic animal apes articulate artistic Aveyron become behavior believe called character chimpanzee conceive conception connotation convey culture-hero dance denotation discursive dream emotional empiricism epistemology essentially experience expression fact fairytale fantasy feeling formulation function Gestalt Psychology gesture Grace De Laguna Greek Helen Keller Hina Hine-nui-te-po human Ibid ideas images imagination important intellectual interest interpretation Kalevala knowledge L. Reid language literal logical magic Maui meaning mental merely metaphorical metaphysical mind moon myth mythology natural notion object origin Otto Jespersen pattern person philosophy physical picture practical present primitive problem propositions psychology purely reality reason relation religion rites ritual Roger Fry Rudolf Carnap savage semantic sense sense-data significant form signs sounds speech story structure symbolistic theory things thought tion tonal truth verbal vocal whole Wolfgang Kohler words.

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  1. A Motor Contribution to Modern Thought PHILOSOPHY IN A NEW KEY O SUSANNE K. LANGER A STUDY IN THE SYMBOLISM OF REASON, RITE, AND ART.

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