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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 152 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Benedetto Croce (1866-1952)

ART AS LYRICAL IMAGE

“Art is not philosophy, because philosophy is the logical thinking of the universal categories of being, and art is the unreflective intuition of being.”

Croce, “Aesthetics,” from Encyclopedia Britannica, 14th Edition

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The Italian aesthetician Croce wasn’t a big fan of Cartesian dualism—the idea that there are separate physical and nonphysical entities that mysteriously interact with each other, like mind and brain or body and soul. He offered, as an alternative, ...

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