The Philosophy of Art in Reid's Inquiry and Its Place in 18th-Century Scottish Aesthetics

Journal of Scottish Philosophy 4 (1):37-49 (2006)
Abstract It is argued that the scattered remarks on the fine arts made in Reid's Inquiry into the Human Mind (1764) present a conception of the relation between perception and the fine arts that is at once compatible with and different from Reid's mature theory of art in Of Taste (1785). This alternative account of art-relevant perception also points beyond the limits of a philosophy of art developed according to the traditional theory of taste dominant in 18th-century Scottish aesthetic thought, and anticipates certain 20th-century theories
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James Manns (1988). Beauty and Objectivity in Thomas Reid. British Journal of Aesthetics 28 (2):119-131.
Thomas Reid (2007). An Inquiry Into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense. In Elizabeth Schmidt Radcliffe, Richard McCarty, Fritz Allhoff & Anand Vaidya (eds.), Late Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings with Commentary. Blackwell Pub. Ltd.
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