David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 65 (1):77–84 (2007)
Japan's Ise Jingu shrine has been taken down and rebuilt every twenty years for more than a millenium - a practice called "shikinen sengu." A standard ontology of architecture, according to which buildings are material particulars, implies that Ise Jingu is no more than twenty years old. However, a correct ontology of architecture is implicit in practices of architecture appreciation. The Japanese appreciation of Ise Jingu and other buildings in its architectural tradition implies both that it is no more than twenty years old and that it is more than a thousand years old. Two ontologies are considered that reconcile this paradox. A general lesson is also drawn, that ontology of art can profit from cross-cultural studies.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Deborah Hauptmann & Warren Neidich (eds.) (2010). Cognitive Architecture: From Bio-Politics to Noo-Politics ; Architecture & Mind Inthe Age of Communication and Information. 010 Publishers.
Nick Zangwill (2009). Reply to Larry Shiner on Architecture. Sztuka I Filozofia 35:254.
Xenia Adjoubei (ed.) (2009). City Structures. Architecture Research Unit, London Metropolitan University.
Cordula Rau, Eberhard Tröger & Ole W. Fischer (eds.) (2010). What Architects Desire. Springer Verlag.
Colin St John Wilson (1992). Architectural Reflections: Studies in the Philosophy and Practice of Architecture. Butterworth Architecture.
Dominic Mciver Lopes (2008). Reference, Ontology, and Architecture: Response to Rafael de Clercq. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66 (2):194–196.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads29 ( #70,714 of 1,679,362 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #78,917 of 1,679,362 )
How can I increase my downloads?