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Philosophy in a New Key (3RD 57 Edition)

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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, knowledge--to name only the main ones. But through them all goes the principal theme, symbolic transformation as the essential activity of human minds. This central idea, emphasizing as it does the notion of symbolism, brings Mrs. Langer's book into line with the prevailing interest in semantics. All profound issues of our age seem to center around the basic concepts of symbolism and meaning. The formative, creative, articulating power of symbols is the tonic chord which thinkers of all schools and many diverse fields are unmistakably striking; the surprising, far-reaching implications of this new fundamental conception constitute what Mrs. Langer has called "philosophy in a new key."

Mrs. Langer's book brings the discussion of symbolism into a wider general use than criticism of word meaning. Her volume is vigorous, effective, and well written and will appeal to everyone interested in the contemporary problems of philosophy.

Synopsis:

A study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, And Art: These ideas, tentative and imperfect as their expression in this first book had to be, now promise to transcend the realm of 'anesthetics' (to use the unfortunate current word), and lead us to a new philosophy of living form, living nature, mind, and some of the very deep problems of human society that we usually designate as ethical problems.

Table of Contents

A Prefatory Notes to the Third Edition

Preface to the Edition of 1951

Chapter 1: The New Key

Chapter 2: Symbolic Transformations

Chapter 3: The Logic of Signs and Symbols

Chapter 4: Discursive Forms and Presentational Forms

Chapter 5: Language

Chapter 6: Life-Symbols: The Roots of Sacrament

Chapter 7: Life-Symbols: The Roots of Myth

Chapter 8: On Significance in Music

Chapter 9: The Genesis of Artistic Import

Chapter 10: The Fabric of Meaning

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674665033
Author:
Langer, Susanne K.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Langer
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Symbolism
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 295-302.
Series Volume:
no. 31
Publication Date:
January 1957
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None.
Pages:
334
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 13 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, And Art: These ideas, tentative and imperfect as their expression in this first book had to be, now promise to transcend the realm of 'anesthetics' (to use the unfortunate current word), and lead us to a new philosophy of living form, living nature, mind, and some of the very deep problems of human society that we usually designate as ethical problems.
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