The aesthetics of chess: a reply to Ravilious

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Author: P.N. Humble
Date: Oct. 1995
From: The British Journal of Aesthetics(Vol. 35, Issue 4)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 2,167 words

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Abstract :

C.P. Ravilious' interpretation of the article 'Chess as an Art Form' is highly erroneous. In his criticism, Ravilious mistakenly stated that the article treats the competitive element of chess as a necessary condition of aesthetic excellence. He failed to realize that the real beauty of the game should be judged in proportion to the difficulties involved and how the players overcome these difficulties.

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Humble, P.N. "The aesthetics of chess: a reply to Ravilious." The British Journal of Aesthetics, vol. 35, no. 4, 1995, p. 390+. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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