New Bearings in Esthetics and Art Criticism

A Study in Semantics and Evaluation

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CONTENTS
Preface
V
Acknowledgments
viii
PART I. PROBLEMS IN MEANING
I.
The Semantic Background
2
II.
"Art" and "Beauty"
20
(A)  Multiple Meanings
(B)  Volitional Definitions and Propositions
(C)  Real Definitions
(D)  Exaggerated Uses
(E)  Laudatory Uses
22 26
29 43
45
III.
"Artistic Truth"
50
(A)  "Truth" as an Undefined Term
(B)  "Truth" as Scientific Fact
(C)  "Truth" as Artistic Sincerity
(D)  "Truth" as Artistic Consistency
(E)  "Truth" as Artistic Insight
51 53 57 60
65
(/) Intuitive and Conceptual Truth
(2)  Emotive and Referential Discourse
(3)  "Willing Suspension of Disbelief" (J) "Artistic Significance" and "Truth"
(5) Artistic Insight and Ontological Revelation
67
70 74 77 83
PART II. PROBLEMS IN EVALUATION
I
. Objectivism
93
(A)   Uniformity in Expert Value Judgments?
(B)  An Intrinsic Common Quale in Beauty and Es-
thetic Quality?
(C)  The Intention of the Artist
(D)  Two Analogical Arguments
97
107
113 116