Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288486
Title:
Truth in Art: a Dialogue With Gadamer
Authors:
Dziedzic, Allyson Ann
Abstract:
"One of the most contentious issues in aesthetics is whether or not there can be truth in art. This is so because the question of the possibility of truth in art implicitly assumes two other fundamental questions: the nature of truth and the nature of human understanding. In his treatment of truth in art, Gadamer comes down roundly on the side of the possiblity of truth in art. In this thesis, I show how Gadamer's approval of truth in art hinges on his notion of hermeneutics and his belief in art's transformative power, and propose that his account of truth in art is still a viable and creative approach to the question today. After taking a look at the Kantian, Heideggerian, and Aristotelian background with which Gadamer is operating in his treatment of truth and art, I trace where this led Gadamer, specifically in the sense of his move to have aesthetics so closely connected to hermeneutics. Through interaction with work by Mary Devereaux, I highlight some concerns over Gadamer's use of tradition and of order as a fundamental feature of the artwork, and give an account of how those concerns may be addressed."
Advisors:
Dengerink-Chaplin, Adrienne
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Mar-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288486
Additional Links:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR30192.PDF
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Gadamer, Hans Georg, 1900-2002; Art; Truth (Aesthetics); Truth; Truth--Religious aspects--Christianity; Devereaux, Mary
Rights holder:
This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Arts (Philosophy)
Appears in Collections:
Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorDengerink-Chaplin, Adrienneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDziedzic, Allyson Annen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-03T15:12:20Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-03T15:12:20Z-
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_GB
dc.date.issued2006-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/288486-
dc.description.abstract"One of the most contentious issues in aesthetics is whether or not there can be truth in art. This is so because the question of the possibility of truth in art implicitly assumes two other fundamental questions: the nature of truth and the nature of human understanding. In his treatment of truth in art, Gadamer comes down roundly on the side of the possiblity of truth in art. In this thesis, I show how Gadamer's approval of truth in art hinges on his notion of hermeneutics and his belief in art's transformative power, and propose that his account of truth in art is still a viable and creative approach to the question today. After taking a look at the Kantian, Heideggerian, and Aristotelian background with which Gadamer is operating in his treatment of truth and art, I trace where this led Gadamer, specifically in the sense of his move to have aesthetics so closely connected to hermeneutics. Through interaction with work by Mary Devereaux, I highlight some concerns over Gadamer's use of tradition and of order as a fundamental feature of the artwork, and give an account of how those concerns may be addressed."en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR30192.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.subjectGadamer, Hans Georg, 1900-2002en_GB
dc.subjectArten_GB
dc.subjectTruth (Aesthetics)en_GB
dc.subjectTruthen_GB
dc.subjectTruth--Religious aspects--Christianityen_GB
dc.subjectDevereaux, Maryen_GB
dc.subject.lcshArt--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshTruth (Aesthetics)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshTruth--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshTruth--Religious aspects--Christianityen_GB
dc.titleTruth in Art: a Dialogue With Gadameren
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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