Readership: Scholars and advanced students in philosophy of art, philosophy of language, and aesthetics.
James Grant, Exeter College, Oxford
James Grant is a Tutorial Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford.
"The Critical Imagination is a well-organized and clearly written book that moves swiftly between abstract argumentation and concrete cases of art criticism. The arguments Grant uses are strong, and the views he defends are plausible, but controversial enough to be found interesting." - Rafael De Clercq, Australasian Journal of Philosophy
"Grant's convincing analyses of the role of imagination in criticism and of metaphor make this book well worth careful study. He does invaluable work in rehabilitating critical appreciation as an activity and in describing much of its structure." - Richard Eldridge, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
1: The Aims of Criticism
2: Criticism and Appreciation
3: Criticism and Imagination
4: Metaphor and Likeness
5: The Dispensability of Metaphor
6: Metaphor and Criticism