The Language of Art and Art Criticism: Analytic Questions in Aesthetics [Book Review]

Review of Metaphysics 20 (2):373-373 (1966)

Abstract
Margolis's main concern is to clarify aesthetic terminology, and especially to distinguish between normative and descriptive uses of such terms as "taste" and "aesthetic." His own definition of a work of art, however, "an artifact considered with respect to its design," hardly improves on the definitions he criticizes. Some of the problems he discusses can be seen as versions of the One and the Many: e.g., the relation between a symphony and its different performances or between a poem and the different interpretations it gives rise to. Among the more interesting chapters are those on figurative language and on "truth and reference in fiction."—W. B. K.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI revmetaph1966202370
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