The present work addresses itself to the question of the nature of appraisive concepts such as were the subject of investigation in The Concepts of Value* and The Concepts of Criticism. ** Many problems of prime importance in the theory of value could not be adequately treated there without diminishing the basic purpose of those studies which was above all to identify, classify and provide a general theoretical framework for the host of concepts with which we characterize and commend subjects of appraisal in all of the principal areas of human interest. The author might have forestalled the disappointment of some of his critics had he then explicitly promised to consider those problems at a later time. But his reluctance to promise what he might not be in a position to produce outweighed a keen awareness of what the problems are and of their evident seriousness. Although my treatment of such problems has only now been undertaken, in point of time my concern with them antedates by far the em- pirical explorations of the two texts mentioned.
Anyone who undertakes such a study is likely to have come under the in- fluence of Professor Frank Sibley's 'Aesthetic Concepts't and of later develop- ments in his analysis of certain appraisive concepts. What do such concepts mean and how do they mean9 These are the questions he treated in such a stimulating fashion.
One / The Emergence of Appraisive Concepts and their Nature.- 1.0 The Etiology of Values.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 The Emergence of Appraisal.- 1.21 Sense.- 1.22 Expectation.- 1.23 Appetition.- 1.24 Emotion.- 1.25 Demand.- 1.26 Creditation.- 1.27 Celebration.- 1.3 Areas of Emergence.- 1.31 Sex-Related.- 1.32 Tendentive.- 1.33 Personal.- 1.34 Economic.- 1.35 Communal.- 2.0 The Fourfold Root of Appraisal.- 2.1 Contrary Affinities.- 2.11 Appraisive Counterparts.- 2.12 Appraisive Contradictories.- 2.13 Appraisive Contrasts.- 2.2 Illustrations.- 2.3 Awareness of Affinitive Relations.- 2.4 Intuition and Logic.- 3.0 Modes of Appraisal.- 3.1 Personality and Appraisal.- 3.2 Aristotle's Tripartite Division of the Virtues.- 3.3 The Common Element in Appraisive Contradictories.- 3.4 Illustrations.- 4.0 Creditation and Qualification.- 4.1 The Good: Explicit and Implicit.- 4.2 Content and Vacuity in Characterizing Concepts.- 4.3 Qualification.- 4.4 Creditation.- 4.5 The Descriptive-Appraisive Distinction.- 5.0 Character and Characterization.- 5.1 The "Character" Vocabulary.- 5.2 Character and Its Mysteries.- 5.3 Appraisive Conceptual Forms.- 5.4 Self-Characterization.- 6.0 Areas of Appraisal Compared.- 6.1 Survey of the Areas.- 6.2 The Right and the Just.- 6.3 Area Contrasts: Moral and Aesthetic.- Two / Critical Characterization.- 7.0 Aesthetic Appraisal Illustrated.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 Structure.- 7.3 Elemental Quality.- 7.4 Presentation.- 7.5 Essential Character: Emotional, Social and Other Values.- 7.6 Style.- 7.7 Context.- 8.0 Musical Characterization.- 8.1 The Area of Musical Characterization.- 8.11 Introduction.- 8.12 Sketch of the Area.- 8.2 Physical Character of Music.- 8.21 Movement.- 8.211 Speed.- 8.212 Quality of Motion.- 8.22 Volume.- 8.221 Dynamic Magnitude.- 8.222 Change of Volume.- 8.223 Emphasis.- 8.3 Sensuous Quality: Intermedial Analogies.- 8.31 Visual.- 8.311 Light.- 8.312 Space.- 8.32 Auditive.- 8.33 Somatic.- 8.331 Tactile.- 8.332 Gravid.- 8.34 Savory.- 8.35 Thermal.- 8.4 Temper and Feeling.- 8.41 Tone and Temper.- 8.411 Power-Accommodation.- 8.412 Humor.- 8.413 Extra-Normal Atmospheres.- 8.42 Emotion or Feeling.- 8.421 Feeling: General.- 8.422 Affection-Disaffection.- 8.423 Joy-Affliction.- 8.424 Hope-Fear.- 8.5 Style and Expression.- 8.51 Stylistic Character.- 8.511 Grandeur.- 8.512 Grace.- 8.52 Informal Analogies.- 8.53 Expressive Modes.- 8.531 Speech.- 8.532 Other Expressive Modes.- 8.533 Song.- 8.6 Moral Quality.- 8.61 Elevation.- 8.62 Inner State.- 9.0 The Structure of Aesthetic Concepts.- 9.1 Qualification and Creditation in Critical Concepts.- 9.11 Appraisives of Structure.- 9.111 Structure: Clarity.- 9.112 Structure: Development.- 9.113 Structure: Balance, Proportion and Economy.- 9.12 Elemental Quality.- 9.13 Presentation; Expression.- 9.14 Feeling, Emotion.- 9.15 Explicit Evocation.- 9.16 Style.- 9.17 General and Ultimate Appraisives.- 9.2 Functional Aspects of Artworks.- 10.0 Metalinguistic Terms in Evaluation.- 10.1 Acceptance and Rejection.- 10.2 Emergence of the Problem.- 10.3 Metalinguistic Appraisives.- 10.4 The Aptness of Aesthetic Characterization.- 10.5 The Descriptive Function of Appraisive Terms.- 11.0 The Importance of Appraisal.- 11.1 The Importance of Importance.- 11.2 Appraisive Determinism.- 11.3 Appraisive Creativity.- 11.4 Summary.- Notes.
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 30th April 1983
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.16