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Author Langer, Susanne K. (Susanne Katherina Knauth), 1895-1985
Title Philosophy in a new key : a study in the symbolism of reason, rite, and art / by Susanne K. Langer
Imprint Cambridge : Harvard University Press, ©1957
 Modern History Library  153 L276    AVAILABLE    30550100171519
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Edition 3rd ed
Descript xx, 313 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-302) and index
The new key -- Symbolic transformation -- The logic of signs and symbols -- Discursive forms and presentational forms -- Language -- Life-symbols: the roots of sacrament -- Life-symbols: the roots of myth -- On significance in music -- The genesis of artistic import -- The fabric of meaning
The central problem of this interesting book is to ascertain precisely the functions served by myth, ritual, and especially the arts, and to develop an adequate theory of artistic significance. Mrs. Langer's development of her theme within the framework of a general theory of symbolism, in accordance with her conviction that the coming period of creative philosophy will use the distinctions of symbolic analysis as its key concepts is the novel approach of this book. - Journal of Philosophy, on back cover
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Link Online version: Langer, Susanne Katherina Knauth, 1895-1985. Philosophy in a new key. 3rd ed. Cambridge : Harvard University Press, ©1957 (OCoLC)557689921
Subject Symbolism
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