Reading the Book of Nature : A Phenomenological Study of Creative Expression in Science and Painting
His is an original synthesis of the work of the three thinkers he interprets and of C\u00e9zanne's late work, and his study should be of considerable interest to philosophers, art critics, and artists of a theoretical or reflective bent.
- Hardback | 178 pages
- 157.73 x 235.97 x 18.29mm | 476.27g
- 01 Mar 1989
- Ohio University Press
- Athens, United States
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To illustrate, Jones shows that a phenomenological analysis can render more comprehensible the spiritual dilemma suffered by Cezanne. The artist could not render intellectually understandable to himself what he was attempting as an artist. A phenomenological approach shows, according to Jones, that the dilemma was generated in Cezanne's mind in part by a certain implicit Galilean concept of Nature that Cezanne brought to his work - a concept that phenomenology has only recently begun to dispel by demonstrating a parallel between creativity in philosophy and creativity in art. Jones employs Heidegger and Cezanne as concrete examples and Husserl and Merleau-Ponty as other important elements in his essay.
Ultimately, Jones argues for a parallel between creativity in science and philosophy, and creativity in the arts. His is an original synthesis of the work of the three thinkers he interprets and of Cezanne's late work, and his study should be of considerable interest to philosophers, art critics, and artists of a theoretical or reflective bent.