Beauty and language

Kemp, G. (2007) Beauty and language. British Journal of Aesthetics, 47(3), pp. 258-267. (doi:10.1093/aesthj/aym006)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aesthj/aym006

Abstract

I argue against Hume and Kant, who maintain that ‘beauty’ expresses a state of the subject, rather than describes features of the object. The word ‘beauty’ is far from being alone in having an expressive dimension, and that which it has falls short of individuating it semantically. Instead, I propose a theory of linguistic idealism with respect to ‘beauty’.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kemp, Dr Gary
Authors: Kemp, G.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:British Journal of Aesthetics
Journal Abbr.:Brit. j. aesthetics
ISSN:0007-0904
ISSN (Online):1468-2842

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