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    On wonder, appreciation, and the tremendous in Wittgenstein's aesthetics.Thomas Tam - 2002 - British Journal of Aesthetics 42 (3):310-322.
    Wittgenstein's elliptical remark on ‘the tremendous things in art’ in his 1938 ‘Lectures on Aesthetics’ has given rise to different interpretations as to the place this idea has in his aesthetics. This paper examines the views of Peter Lewis and Benjamin Tilghman on this issue. Both of them build their interpretations on the assumption that Wittgenstein contrasts the response to the tremendous with appreciation. Such an assumption, however, leads to results inconsistent with Wittgenstein's basic conception of aesthetics. For Wittgenstein, aesthetic (...)
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    The Death of Art.Thomas Tam - 2005 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 26 (1):161-172.
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    The Death of Art.Thomas Tam - 2005 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 26 (1):161-172.
    Bataille published two monographs on painting in 1955: one on Lascaux, the other on Manet. The text on Lascaux bears the subtitle The Birth of Art, and it would be natural to think that, as Steven Ungar suggests, Manet represented for Bataille “the birth of a modernist painting.” No doubt Manet’s importance comes from the fact that he, more than any of his contemporaries, was the first to break decidedly with traditional painting and thus inaugurated a new era of art. (...)
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