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Nelson Goodman's Hockey Seen: A Philosopher's Approach To Performance, Curtis Carter May 2009

Nelson Goodman's Hockey Seen: A Philosopher's Approach To Performance, Curtis Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Sculpture, Curtis Carter Jan 2001

Sculpture, Curtis Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Painting And Language: A Pictoral Syntax Of Shapes, Curtis Carter Apr 1976

Painting And Language: A Pictoral Syntax Of Shapes, Curtis Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

In previous articles, the author proposed that paintings can have syntactic rules. In this article he develops his proposal further and shows that shapes act as syntactic elements in the languages of painting styles. He meets Nelson Goodman's objections to his proposal by showing that shapes meet the criterion of syntactic discreteness proposed by the latter to separate linguistic from other symbolic systems. His approach is to specify style as the domain of a language of painting, to show that style is syntactical and to argue that shapes are the primitive syntactic elements of style. His essay relates current ...