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Author Langer, Susanne K. (Susanne Katherina Knauth), 1895-1985, author

Title Philosophy in a new key : a study in the symbolism of reason, rite, and art / by Susanne K. Langer
Edition Third edition
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1957
©1957, renewed 1979


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Description xx, 313 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm
Series Universal Edition ; Nr. 12565
Universal edition ; Nr. 12565
Contents 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
Summary 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
Notes For voice and keyboard instrument
Preface in German, English, and Italian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-302) and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Aesthetics.
Singing -- Studies and exercises.
LC no. 57001386
ISBN 0674665031