Providing the Context

  • Ranjan K. Ghosh
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The chapter begins with a brief overview of the contemporary trends in analytic approach to deal with philosophical questions concerning art, in general, and literature, in particular. Such concern with the analyses and clarification of concepts has played an important role though it has been argued that such an approach has serious limitations in coming out with fresh insights into the nature of art and literature. While there is an attempt to bring out the salient points arrived at by such analytic approach, it also warrants the need to adopt a more comprehensive and synoptic approach. It is thus necessary to understand the creative product as an autonomous domain. This also points to questions concerning the literary text and its meaning, its relation to life and morals and aesthetic emotions and their experience.


Analytic approach Anti-intentionalism Definition Classificatory and evaluative senses 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranjan K. Ghosh
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  1. 1.Indian Council of Philosophical ResearchNew DelhiIndia

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