On the Aesthetics of Roman Ingarden

Interpretations and Assessments

  • Bohdan Dziemidok
  • Peter McCormick

Part of the Nijhoff International Philosophy Series book series (NIPS, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Danuta Gierulanka
    Pages 1-20
  3. Anita Szczepańska
    Pages 21-54
  4. Henryk Markiewicz
    Pages 101-129
  5. Richard Shusterman
    Pages 131-157
  6. Peter McCormick
    Pages 187-232
  7. G. David Pollick
    Pages 255-281
  8. Danuta Kuznicka
    Pages 283-296
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 297-303

About this book


Roman Ingarden's very extensive philosophical work in metaphysics, ontology, epistemology, and aesthetics con­ tinues to attract increasing attention both in Poland and in North America. Further work left uncompleted at his death is appearing. Major bibliographies of his work as well as of studies about his work are now in print. Ingar­ den's scattered articles on various questions in philosophy are being collected. And conferences devoted to his work are now held regularly. These diverse activities might suggest a similar diver­ sity in Ingarden's philosophical legacy. But such a sugges­ tion would be misleading. For interest in Ingarden's work has continued to centre on the one area which is arguably at the core of his achievement, namely the complex prob­ lems of aesthetics. In this field Ingarden seemed to pull together his various interests in ontology and epistemology especially. Here he brought those interests to focus on a set of issues that would occupy him creatively throughout the vicissitudes of his long and difficult scholarly life. More­ over, aesthetics is also the field where Ingarden perhaps most succeeded in orchestrating the many themes he owed to his phenomenological training while finally transposing the central issues into something original, something dis­ tinctively his own that philosophers can no longer identify as merely phenomenological. Ingarden's aesthetics not surprisingly has captured the interest today of many scholars in different fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bohdan Dziemidok
    • 1
  • Peter McCormick
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GdanskPoland
  2. 2.University of OttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7511-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2257-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4530
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