Philosophy by other means : the arts in philosophy and philosophy in the arts


Philosophy by other means : the arts in philosophy and philosophy in the arts

Robert B. Pippin

The University of Chicago Press, 2021

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Bibliography: p. [259]-265

Includes index



Throughout his career, Robert B. Pippin has examined the relationship between philosophy and the arts. With his writings on film, literature, and visual modernism, he has shown that there are aesthetic objects that cannot be properly understood unless we acknowledge and reflect on the philosophical concerns that are integral to their meaning. His latest book, Philosophy by Other Means, extends this trajectory, offering a collection of essays that present profound considerations of philosophical issues in aesthetics alongside close readings of novels by Henry James, Marcel Proust, and J. M. Coetzee. The arts hold a range of values and ambitions, offering beauty, playfulness, and craftsmanship while deepening our mythologies and enriching the human experience. Some works take on philosophical ambitions, contributing to philosophy in ways that transcend the discipline's traditional analytic and discursive forms. Pippin's claim is twofold: criticism properly understood often requires a form of philosophical reflection, and philosophy is impoverished if it is not informed by critical attention to aesthetic objects. In the first part of the book, he examines how philosophers like Kant, Hegel, and Adorno have considered the relationship between art and philosophy. The second part of the book offers an exploration of how individual artworks might be considered forms of philosophical reflection. Pippin demonstrates the importance of practicing philosophical criticism and shows how the arts can provide key insights that are out of reach for philosophy, at least as traditionally understood.


Part One: The Arts in Philosophy 1. Philosophical Criticism 2. Kant and the Problem of Tragedy 3. The Status of Literature in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit: On the Lives of Concepts 4. The Absence of Aesthetics in Hegel's Aesthetics 5. Hegel on Painting 6. Authenticity in Painting: Remarks on Michael Fried's Art History 7. Photography as Art: Fried and Intention 8. Adorno, Aesthetic Negativity, and the Problem of Idealism Part Two: Philosophy in the Arts 9. On Maisie's Knowing Her Own Mind 10. Subjectivity: A Proustian Problem 11. The Shadow of Love: The Role of Jealousy in Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu 12. The Paradoxes of Power in the Early Novels of J. M. Coetzee 13. Philosophical Fiction? On J. M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello Acknowledgments Works Cited Index

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