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Abstract

In this paper, I attempt to examine the feasibility of projecting Kant’s account of genius as an innate mental talent of idea-giving into the context of qiyun-focused Chinese painting. I will explain parallels and significant differences between pictorial yi (idea) or yixiang (idea-image) and Kant’s aesthetic idea, and between the shen (spirit) taken to animate yi and the spirit that Kant thinks animates the aesthetic idea. Key words: qiyun (spirit consonance), Kant, genius, aesthetic idea, spirit, yi (idea), xiang (image), shen (spirit), Chinese painting

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ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Launched on MUSE
2019-05-17
Open Access
No
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