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ERIC Number: EJ790058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Two Views about Truth in the Arts
Shaw, Daniel Joseph
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v35 n2 p49-65 Sum 2001
Arguably, the profoundest classical treatment of literary truth, and by extension, of truth in the arts, can be found in Aristotle's "Poetics." But as the writings of two twentieth-century theorists show, Aristotle's insights can be taken in very different ways. In this essay, the author contrasts John Hospers's anti-cognitivist reading of Aristotle with David Daiches's cognitivist view. He argues that although Hospers makes an ingenious and plausible case for the anti-cognitivist approach, nevertheless there are good reasons for preferring Daiches's cognitivism, both as an interpretation of Aristotle and as a philosophical theory about truth in the arts. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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