Goodman's Aesthetics

[Revised entry by Alessandro Giovannelli on August 9, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Nelson Goodman has certainly been one of the most influential figures in contemporary aesthetics
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[Revised entry by Alessandro Giovannelli on August 9, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Nelson Goodman has certainly been one of the most influential figures in contemporary aesthetics and analytic philosophy in general (in addition to aesthetics, his contributions cover the areas of applied logic, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of science). His Languages of Art (first published in 1968 [Goodman 1976]), together with Ernst Gombrich's Art and Illusion (1960) and Richard Wollheim's Art and Its Objects (1968), represents a fundamental turning point in the analytic approach to...

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