chapter  49
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This essay will, in a preliminary way, consider two possible paths to the development of a philosophy of sculpture. The first is that offered by philosophy itself, and the thoughts of philosophers from Lessing to Goodman will be reviewed. The other is that offered by the history and practice of sculpture itself, where problems of philosophical interest arise, as sculpture is seen in its cultural context. My aim, beyond drawing attention to philosophical questions, is to make some broad suggestions as to how to address them.