© 2000

The Aesthetic Discourse of the Arts

Breaking the Barriers

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Inaugural Essay

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Section One

  4. Section Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. James Parsons
      Pages 143-163
  5. Section Three

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Cynthia Osowiec Ruoff
      Pages 179-187
    3. Tony Raczka
      Pages 189-198
  6. Section Four

About this book


The fine arts first emerged divided by the five senses yet, since their very origin, they have projected aesthetic networks among themselves. Music, song, painting, architecture, sculpture, theatre, dance - distinct in themselves - grew together, enhancing each other. In the present outburst of technical ingeniosity, individual arts cross all barriers, as well as proliferate in kind. Hence the traditional criteria of appreciation and enjoyment vanish. The enlarged and ever-growing field calls for new principles of appreciation and new values, essential to our culture.
This collection initiates an inquiry into the aesthetic foundations of the fine arts. Their common aesthetic nature, as well as the differentiating specificities which sustain them, might reveal the universal role of aesthetics in human life.
Studies by Paula Carabell, J. Fiori Blanchfield, R. Riese Hubert, R. Gray, D. Lipten, J. Parsons, S. Brown, C. Osowie Ruoff, T. Raczka, K. Karbenier and others.


Charles Baudelaire Claude Debussy Fine Art aesthetics baroque culture dance experience foundation individual knowledge memory music project transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  1. 1.The World Phenomenology InstituteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Aesthetic Discourse of the Arts
  • Book Subtitle Breaking the Barriers
  • Editors Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
  • Series Title Analecta Husserliana
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6006-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-5847-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-4263-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 281
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Aesthetics
    Philosophy of Mind
    Philosophy, general
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