Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal

Materials and Elements in Art, by Susanne K. Langer

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Susanne K. Langer (1895–1985) taught philosophy at numerous institutions including The New School for Social Research, Radcliffe College, Columbia University, and Connecticut College. Her works, which spanned aesthetics, philosophy of mind, and logic, include the three volumes that make up Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1967–84), Feeling and Form: A Theory of Art Developed from Philosophy in a New Key (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953), and Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art (Harvard University Press, 1942). She was also the author of many articles, including “Henry M. Sheffer, 1883–1964,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (1964), “On a Fallacy in ‘Scientific Fatalism,’” The International Journal of Ethics (1936), “Confusion of Symbols and Confusion of Logical Types,” Mind (1926).

Susanne K. Langer, “Materials and Elements in Art,” in “100 Years of Philosophy at the New School,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 40:2 (2019), pp. 477–88.

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