Combining Philosophers

Ideas for R.G. Collingwood, Pierre Duhem and Gary Kemp

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21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 1. Aesthetics
By 1790 aestheticians were mainly trying to explain individual artistic genius [Kemp]
21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 4. Art as Expression
The emotion expressed is non-conscious, but feels oppressive until expression relieves it [Collingwood]
Expression can be either necessary for art, or sufficient for art (or even both) [Kemp]
The horror expressed in some works of art could equallly be expressed by other means [Kemp]
We don't already know what to express, and then seek means of expressing it [Kemp]
21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 7. Ontology of Art
Art exists ideally, purely as experiences in the mind of the perceiver [Collingwood, by Kemp]
21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 6. Value of Art
Art clarifies the artist's mind and feelings, thus leading to self-knowledge [Collingwood, by Davies,S]