The Critical Imagination is a study of metaphor, imaginativeness, and criticism of the arts. Since the eighteenth century, many philosophers have argued that appreciating art is rewarding because it involves responding imaginatively to a work. . Engaging with art, like creating it, seems to offer great scope for imagination. Hume, Kant, Oscar Wilde, Roger Scruton, and others have defended variations on this attractive idea. In this book, James Grant critically examines it. The first half explains the role imaginativeness plays in criticism. The book's second half focuses on metaphor. The result is a rigorous and original theory of metaphor, criticism, imaginativeness, and their interrelations.
Blue cloth board hardback with dust-jacket. the jacket is in very good condition with no discernible marking. It has not been clipped.
Boards and spine are also in excellent condition
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