Based on Nelson Goodman's conception of language and of pragmatically inherited meaning, this book looks at the arts as systems of particular symbols. The author offers an approach to kalology as a metaphysical implication of symbological functioning.
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About the authors
T. J. DIFFEY is Emeritus Reader in Philosophy at the University of Sussex, UK. He has taught on aesthetics, ethics, utopias and dystopias, art and society. He was editor of the British Journal of Aesthetics , and he has served as a member of the editorial boards of various scholarly journals.
Book TitleNelson Goodman and the Case for a Kalological Aesthetics
Copyright InformationPalgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited2008