Jeffrey Strayer is a Continuing Lecturer in Philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, U. S. A. Strayer is also an artist and is at work on a series of artworks in which the limits of Abstraction are determined.
All those interested in Abstract art and its relation to consciousness and philosophical aesthetics, including philosophers of art, metaphysicians, members of the artworld, and those involved in consciousness studies.
Table of contents
PART I. PRELIMINARY ISSUES RELEVANT TO ESSENTIALIST ABSTRACTION
PART II. ON SUBJECTS AND OBJECTS AND WORKS OF ART: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS AND BASIC POINTS OF RELEVANCE TO ESSENTIALIST ABSTRACTION
Division I. Singling Something Out, Artistic Identity, and Intentional Actions
Division II. Artists, Objects, and Some Minimum Conditions of Artistic Identity
Division III. Artistic Identity, Subjects, and Apprehensible Objects
Division IV. Artworks and Kinds of Object
Division V. Art and the Aesthetic
PART III. ON SUBJECTS AND OBJECTS AND ARTISTIC COMPLEXES: THE MATERIAL OF ESSENTIALISM
Division I. The Notion of an Artistic Complex and Things of Relevance to It
Division II. Artistic Complexes and Subjects
Division III. Artistic Complexes and Objects
Division IV. Subjects and Objects and Artistic Complexes
Division V. The Essential Elements of Artistic Complexes
Part IV. Identity and Subjects, Objects, and Language: Concluding Remarks as a Preamble to an Essentialist Investigation of the Limits of Abstraction
Appendix I. On the Notions of Object, Property, Haecceity, and Diversity.
Appendix II. Leibniz’s Law, the Laws of Identity and Difference, and the Identity of Indiscernibles
Appendix III. Distinction, Discrimination, and Distinguishability
Appendix IV. Impossible Objects
Works Mentioned in the Text and Selected Bibliography