Susanne K. Langer and the Definition of Art


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Carlos Correia
Universidade de Lisboa
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This essay aims to analyze the conception of a work of art in the thought of Susanne K. Langer. The author offers us a definition of art, grounded on the idea that art is the “creation of symbolic forms of human feeling”. This thesis is, in turn, constructed from a robust theory of the symbolic function of the human mind.
Keywords Susanne K. Langer   art   symbol   sign   expressiveness
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DOI 10.14394/eidos.jpc.2019.0007
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