Reckoning with the Imagination: Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience

2016.08.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Charles Altieri, Reckoning with the Imagination: Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience, Cornell University
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2016.08.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Charles Altieri, Reckoning with the Imagination: Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience, Cornell University Press, 2015, 262pp., $28.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780801456701. Reviewed by Wolfgang Huemer, Università di Parma In this book, Charles Altieri opts for a strategy that might seem original and courageous to some, but problematic or even hopeless to others: he sets out to "restate many of the arguments by Kant, by Schiller, and by Hegel -- on imagination, on aesthetic judgment, on purposiveness, and on the relation between subject and substance . . . reformulating these concepts on a reading of Wittgenstein" (vii) so as to make them more accessible for contemporary readers. Altieri, to be sure, is not interested in offering a lesson in the history of philosophy. He does not run the danger of getting lost in exegetical annotations on the works of German idealist philosophers, nor does he aim to. . .

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