|DAY 152||PHILOSOPHY OF ART|
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
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, ...