Ingarden and the ontology of cultural objects
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
While Roman Ingarden is well known for his work in aesthetics and studies in ontology, one of his most important and lasting contributions has been largely overlooked: his approach to a general ontology of social and cultural objects. Ingarden himself discusses cultural objects other than works of art directly in the first section of “The Architectural Work”1, where he develops a particularly penetrating view of the ontology of buildings, flags, and churches. This text provides the core insight into how his more lengthy studies of the ontology of works of art in The Literary Work of Art and the rest of The Ontology of the Work of Art, combined with the ontological distinctions of Der Streit um die Existenz der Welt, may be used to understand social and cultural objects. The view that results, I will argue, is based in foreseeing problems with the reductivist and projectivist views that remain popular, and is capable of resolving central problems still thought to plague those who would offer a theory of cultural objects.
|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
Ingvar Johansson (2009). Proof of the Existence of Universals—and Roman Ingarden's Ontology. Metaphysica 10 (1):65-87.
Pawel Garbacz (2012). What Can an Armchair Philosopher Do For a “Dirty-Hands” Engineer? Axiomathes 22 (3):385-401.
Similar books and articles
Amie L. Thomasson (2007). Real Natures and Familiar Objects. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (2):518–523.
Arkadiusz Chrudzimski (ed.) (2005). Existence, Culture, and Persons: The Ontology of Roman Ingarden. Ontos.
Barry Smith (1978). An Essay in Formal Ontology. Grazer Philosophische Studien 6:39–62.
Jonathan Schaffer (2009). The Deflationary Metaontology of Thomasson's Ordinary Objects. Philosophical Books 50 (3):142-157.
Peter McCormick (1976). The Literary Work of Art: An Investigation on the Borderlines of Ontology, Logic, and Theory of Literature. By Roman Ingarden. Translated by G. G. Grabowicz. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1973. Pp. Lxxiii, 415, $15.The Cognition of the Literary Work of Art. By Roman Ingarden. Translated by R. A. Crowley and K. R. Olson. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1973. Pp. Xxx, 436. $15.Roman Ingarden and Contemporary Polish Aesthetics: Essays. Edited by P. Graff and S. Krzemién-Ojak. Warsaw: Polish Scientific Publishers, 1975. Pp. 267. [REVIEW] Dialogue 15 (03):511-515.
Levi R. Bryant (2011). The Democracy of Objects. Open Humanities Press.
Daniel von Wachter (2005). Roman Ingarden’s Ontology: Existential Dependence, Substances, Ideas, and Other Things Empiricists Do Not Like. In A. Chrudzimski (ed.), Existence, Culture, and Persons: The Ontology of Roman Ingarden. Ontos.
Amie Thomasson, Roman Ingarden. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads21 ( #76,372 of 1,096,251 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?