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Creation and the Function of Art: Techne, Poiesis and the Problem of Aesthetics.


Creation and the Function of Art: Techne, Poiesis and the Problem of Aesthetics

Jason Tuckwell



231 pages



Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy


Pursuing an understanding of art, Tuckwell leaves the heavily trodden path from Platonism, returning to Aristotle in order to examine his alternative proposal for mimesis. For Aristotle, he says, art is not a second order imitation, nor a willful distortion of truth, but the power of the particular, the power most proximate to nature. He covers functions and models: art and knowledge, re-problemitizing techne: subjects and praxis, deviant techne: phusis and -jet, and the function of art: creation and poiesis. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Title Annotation:Jason Tuckwell
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Date:Jan 1, 2018
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