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The Question of Style in Philosophy and the Arts

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B. Lang, R. Wollheim, M. K. Lindberg, J. Mordaunt Crook, C. A. Van Eck, L. Wiesing, S. Kemal, F. R. Ankersmit, J. W. McAllister, N. Davey, C. Altieri, D. Franck
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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521154413

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  • The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries witnessed a change in the perception of the arts and of philosophy, which were formerly regarded as practices possessing a proper method, but then came to be seen as practices allowing the pursuit of alternative styles. The essays in this book examine the circumstances, features, and consequences of this historical transition, exploring in particular new aspects and instances of the interrelatedness of content and its formal representation in both the arts and philosophy.

    • Contains historical material
    • A welcome interdisciplinary approach to the debate
    • Wide range of contributors
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    "...this book reminds us that style has always played a role in philosophical writing despite claims to the contrary. Not only does it show that philosophy has influenced the arts, but that the arts might hold the key to understanding style in philosophical writing." Jeffrey R. DiLeo, Philosophy and Literature

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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521154413
    • length: 258 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The style of method: repression and representation in the genealogy of philosophy B. Lang
    2. Style in painting R. Wollheim
    3. Stylistic strategies in William Hogarth's theatrical satires M. K. Lindberg
    4. Style in architecture J. Mordaunt Crook
    5. Par le style on atteint au sublime: the meaning of the term style in French architectural theory of the late eighteenth century C. A. Van Eck
    6. Aesthetic forms of philosophising L. Wiesing
    7. Style and community S. Kemal
    8. Metaphor and paradox in Toqueville's analysis of democracy F. R. Ankersmit
    9. The formation of styles: science and the applied arts J. W. McAllister
    10. Beyond the mannered: the question of style in philosophy or questionable styles of philosophy N. Davey
    11. Style and subjective agency C. Altieri
    12. Style and innocence: lost, regained, and lost again? D. Franck
    Appendix
    Index.

  • Editors

    Caroline Eck, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands

    James McAllister, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, The Netherlands

    Renée van de Vall, Rijksuniversiteit Limburg, The Netherlands

    Contributors

    B. Lang, R. Wollheim, M. K. Lindberg, J. Mordaunt Crook, C. A. Van Eck, L. Wiesing, S. Kemal, F. R. Ankersmit, J. W. McAllister, N. Davey, C. Altieri, D. Franck

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