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Aesthetic interpretation

An interpretation in philosophy of art, is an explanation of the meaning of some work of art. An aesthetic interpretation expresses a particular emotional or experiential understanding most often used in reference to a poem, or piece of literature, and may also apply to a work of visual art, or performance.

Anxiety of influence

Anxiety of Influence is a type of literary criticism established by Harold Bloom in 1973, in his book, The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry. It refers to the psychological struggle of aspiring authors to overcome the anxiety posed by the influence of their literary antecedents.


In logic, a counterexample is an exception to a proposed general rule or law, and often appears as an example which disproves a universal statement. For example, the statement "all students are lazy" is a universal statement which makes the claim that a certain property holds for all students. Thus, any student who is not lazy would constitute a counterexample to that statement. A counterexample hence is a specific instance of the falsity of a universal quantification. In mathematics, the term "counterexample" is also used by a slight abuse to refer to examples which illustrates the necess ...

Covering cherub

Covering cherub is the obstructing presence for the artist of the inherited tradition, and cultural predecessors, with which they are faced.

Descriptive interpretation

According to Rudolf Carnap, in logic, an interpretation is a descriptive interpretation if at least one of the undefined symbols of its formal system becomes, in the interpretation, a descriptive sign. In his Introduction to Semantics he makes a distinction between formal interpretations which are logical interpretations and descriptive interpretations: a formal interpretation is a descriptive interpretation if it is not a logical interpretation. Attempts to axiomatize the empirical sciences, Carnap said, use a descriptive interpretation to model reality.: the aim of these attempts is to c ...

Interpretations of quantum mechanics

An interpretation of quantum mechanics is an attempt to explain how the mathematical theory of quantum mechanics "corresponds" to reality. Although quantum mechanics has held up to rigorous and extremely precise tests in an extraordinarily broad range of experiments, there exist a number of contending schools of thought over their interpretation. These views on interpretation differ on such fundamental questions as whether quantum mechanics is deterministic or stochastic, which elements of quantum mechanics can be considered "real", and what is the nature of measurement, among other matter ...

Michael Krausz

Michael Krausz is a Swiss-born American philosopher as well as an artist and orchestral conductor. His philosophical works focus on the theory of interpretation, theory of knowledge, philosophy of science, philosophy of history, and philosophy of art and music. Krausz is Milton C. Nahm Professor of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College, and he teaches Aesthetics at the Curtis Institute of Music. He has taught at University of Toronto and has been visiting professor at American University, Georgetown University, Oxford University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, American University in Cairo, Univ ...

Philosophical interpretation of classical physics

Classical Newtonian physics has, formally, been replaced by quantum mechanics on the small scale and relativity on the large scale. Because most humans continue to think in terms of the kind of events we perceive in the human scale of daily life, it became necessary to provide a new philosophical interpretation of classical physics. Classical mechanics worked extremely well within its domain of observation but made inaccurate predictions at very small scale – atomic scale systems – and when objects moved very fast or were very massive. Viewed through the lens of quantum mechanics or relati ...

Valuation (logic)

In logic and model theory, a valuation can be: In propositional logic, an assignment of truth values to propositional variables, with a corresponding assignment of truth values to all propositional formulas with those variables. In first-order logic and higher-order logics, a structure, the interpretation and the corresponding assignment of a truth value to each sentence in the language for that structure the valuation proper. The interpretation must be a homomorphism, while valuation is simply a function.


ⓘ Interpretation (philosophy)

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  • An interpretation in philosophy of art, is an explanation of the meaning of some work of art. An aesthetic interpretation expresses a particular emotional
  • N. ed. Interpretations of Probability Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Interpretations of Probability at the Indiana Philosophy Ontology Project
  • An interpretation of quantum mechanics is an attempt to explain how the mathematical theory of quantum mechanics corresponds to reality. Although quantum
  • Interpretation may refer to: Aesthetic interpretation an explanation of the meaning of a work of art Allegorical interpretation an approach that assumes
  • An interpretation is an assignment of meaning to the symbols of a formal language. Many formal languages used in mathematics, logic, and theoretical computer
  • In philosophy philosophy of physics deals with conceptual and interpretational issues in modern physics, and often overlaps with research done by certain
  • Judicial interpretation refers to different ways that the judiciary uses to interpret the law, particularly constitutional documents and legislation. This
  • translation Meaning linguistics Philosophy of language Radical translation Davidson, Donald. Radical Interpretation Originally published in Dialectica
  • Copenhagen Interpretation Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Physics FAQ section about Bell s inequality The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
  • The Interpretation of Dreams German: Die Traumdeutung is an 1899 book by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, in which the author introduces