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|Title: ||An account of a valuable phenomenon found primarily in art, after Collingwood|
|Authors: ||McGuiggan, James Camien|
|Supervisors: ||Gaut, Berys Nigel|
|Issue Date: ||Nov-2011|
|Abstract: ||This dissertation enquires into the nature and value of a phenomenon which is
typically found in art. Chapter 1 attempts to get clear on what phenomenon is
being discussed by considering various thinkers' attempts to talk about it, and by
considering artworks which exemplify (or are) it. I call the phenomenon 'art' and
roughly characterise it as the expression of emotion. Chapter 2 considers the role
of artists' intentions to the meaning of the artworks they create, and more
broadly the role of utterers' intentions to the meanings of their utterances. This is
done because certain positions regarding the role of intentions to utterances'
meanings breaks the communicative link between the utterer of an utterance and
the apprehender of the utterance, which link is important to the thesis advanced.
Chapter 3 argues for a particular analysis of what I call art in Chapter 1, and
briefly argues that it is very valuable.|
|Publisher: ||University of St Andrews|
|Appears in Collections:||Philosophy Theses|
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