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An Appreciation of the Cow with the Subtile Nose


Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 174)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Paul Ziff
    Pages 1-44
  3. Paul Ziff
    Pages 45-57
  4. Paul Ziff
    Pages 59-68
  5. Paul Ziff
    Pages 69-80
  6. Paul Ziff
    Pages 81-97
  7. Paul Ziff
    Pages 99-116
  8. Paul Ziff
    Pages 129-139
  9. Paul Ziff
    Pages 141-143
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 145-160

About this book


Although various sections of this work have been published separately in various journals and volumes their separate publication is wholly attributable to the exigencies of life in academia: the work was devised as and is supposed to constitute something of an organic unity. Part II of 'The Cow with the Subtile Nose' was published under the title 'A Creative Use of Language' in New Literary History (Autumn, 1972), pp. 108-18. 'The Cow on the Roof' appeared in The Journal oj Philosophy LXX, No. 19 (November 8, 1973), pp. 713-23. 'A Fine Forehand' appeared in the Journal oj the Philosophy oj Sport, Vol. 1 (September, 1974), pp. 92-109. 'Quote: Judgements from Our Brain' appeared in Perspectives on the Philosophy oj Wittgenstein, ed. by I. Block (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1981), pp. 201-211. 'Art and Sociobiology' appeared in Mind (1981), Vol. XC, pp. 505-520. 'Anything Viewed'appeared in Essays in Honour oj Jaakko Hintikka, ed. by Esa Saarinen, Risto Hilpinen, Illkka Niiniluoto and Merrill Provence Hintikka (Dordrecht, Holland and Boston, Massachusetts: D. Reidel Publishing Co., 1979), pp. 285-293. 'How I See Philosophy' appeared in The Owl oj Minerva, ed. by C. J. Bontempo and S. Jack Odell (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1975), pp. 223-5. All the remaining parts are also forthcoming in various journals and volumes. I am grateful to Bradley E. Wilson for the preparation of the index.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Antiaesthetics
  • Book Subtitle An Appreciation of the Cow with the Subtile Nose
  • Authors Paul Ziff
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1773-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-8398-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-0739-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Aesthetics
    Philosophy of Science
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