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Susan Langer and the woeful world of facts

Susan Langer and the woeful world of facts
Susan Langer and the woeful world of facts
Susanne Langer is mainly known as the American philosopher who, starting from her famous Philosophy in a New Key (1942), worked in aesthetics and famously saw art as the product of the human mind’s most important, distinctive and remarkable ability, i.e., the ability to symbolise. But Langer’s later consideration of the connection between art and symbol is propagated by an early interest in the logic of symbols themselves. This rather neglected early part of Langer’s thought and her early interests and lines of reasoning, which she somehow abandoned later on to dedicate herself exclusively to the study of art, are the topic of this paper.
2159-0303
37-50
Felappi, Giulia
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Felappi, Giulia
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Felappi, Giulia (2017) Susan Langer and the woeful world of facts. Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy, 5 (2), 37-50. (doi:10.15173/jhap.v5i2.2812).

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Susanne Langer is mainly known as the American philosopher who, starting from her famous Philosophy in a New Key (1942), worked in aesthetics and famously saw art as the product of the human mind’s most important, distinctive and remarkable ability, i.e., the ability to symbolise. But Langer’s later consideration of the connection between art and symbol is propagated by an early interest in the logic of symbols themselves. This rather neglected early part of Langer’s thought and her early interests and lines of reasoning, which she somehow abandoned later on to dedicate herself exclusively to the study of art, are the topic of this paper.

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Accepted/In Press date: 4 November 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 15 February 2017
Published date: 15 February 2017
Additional Information: Special Issue: Women in Early Analytic Philosophy, edited by Maria van der Schaar and Eric Schliesser
Organisations: Philosophy

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Local EPrints ID: 402453
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/402453
ISSN: 2159-0303
PURE UUID: 26e88d46-6f48-4d2c-ae03-49ae547050d7
ORCID for Giulia Felappi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0110-6371

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Date deposited: 09 Nov 2016 11:15
Last modified: 12 Dec 2021 06:25

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