Making Sense: A Theory of Interpretation

Making Sense: A Theory of Interpretation

By: Paul Thom (author)Hardback

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Critics and artists claim the title of 'interpreter' for themselves. Scientists do not so readily describe themselves in this way. But is the formulation of explanatory hypotheses in science so different from the interpretive work of artists? Making Sense recognizes that whenever interpretation occurs there may be a plurality of competing successful interpretations. It offers a philosophical theory that views the interpretive enterprise as an attempt to make sense of things by representing them in ways that can be accommodated within various significance-systems.

About Author

Paul Thom is dean of arts at Australian National University.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1 Data and Difficulties: The La Scala Eracle, Lavoisier's Oxygen, and Various People's Shakespeare Chapter 3 2 Structure: Schikaneder's Flugwerk, Gilda's Body, and Horowitz's Liszt Chapter 4 3 Process: Greek Meteorology, The Potato Eaters, and Madonna's "Fever" Chapter 5 4 Kinds Chapter 6 5 General Rules: The Uninspired Archaeologist and Freud's Macbeth Chapter 7 6 Special Rules: The Offstage Piano and Elvis's "Hound Dog" Chapter 8 7 Conclusions Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index Chapter 11 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780847697823
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9780847697823
  • weight: 349
  • ISBN10: 0847697827

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