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Philosophy in a New Key A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art

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ISBN-10: 0674665031

ISBN-13: 9780674665033

Edition: 3rd 1957

Authors: Susanne K. Langer

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Modern theories of meaning usually culminate in a critique of science. This book presents a study of human intelligence beginning with a semantic theory and leading into a critique of music. By implication it sets up a theory of all the arts; the transference of its basic concepts to other arts than music is not developed, but it is sketched, mainly in the chapter on artistic import. Thoughtful readers of the original edition discovered these far-reaching ideas quickly enough as the career of the book shows: it is as applicable to literature, art and music as to the field of philosophy itself. The topics it deals with are many: language, sacrament, myth, music, abstraction, fact,…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1957
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1957
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

A Prefatory Notes to the Third Edition Preface to the Edition of 1951
The New Key
Symbolic Transformations
The Logic of Signs and Symbols
Discursive Forms and Presentational Forms
Life-Symbols: The Roots of Sacrament
Life-Symbols: The Roots of Myth
On Significance in Music
The Genesis of Artistic Import
The Fabric of Meaning