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The Poetics of Aristotle

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Novelists, playwrights, filmmakers, musicians, as well as scientists, social scientists, and others engage in recognizably philosophical activity. As well as a Single Honours Philosophy degree, we offer a select number of joint Philosophy degrees in complementary subjects. As time passed, these calligraphic works began to be prized as works of art, growing increasingly elaborate in the illumination and stylizing of the text.

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Micropolitics of Media Culture: Reading the Rhizomes of

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I also maintain an active interest in the history of analytic philosophy. The period is also called the Enlightenment. No doubt, these crea tions are mortal; ridicule sometimes kills them, satiety may bring neglect, fashion may replace them by others; and�unlike works of art�they do not admit of authentic interpretation. Hutcheson, F., 1725, An Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue, W. How does one determine if free jazz, or jazz-rock fusion is jazz?

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Driver's License (Object Lessons)

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Aesthetics is the branch of philosophy that examines all aspects of aesthetic appreciation and evaluation. One of the most well respected nativist Japanese scholars exemplifying the intellectual movement of “Kokugaku” was the author and literary master, Motoori Norinaga. Knowing them will help focus the Five Virtues:
  • Injury – Do no injury to the thought, feelings, body, or possessions of others by thought, speech, or action.
  • Untruth – Speak only truth – if you speak.
  • Theft – Do not steal by act, covetousness, or envy.
  • Sensuality – Do not indulge in unnecessary excitement to any of the physical senses.

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On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason:

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I love this design philosophy of the Shakers…goes for designing anything. “Don’t make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don’t hesitate to make it beautiful.” The Shaker design philosophy is one of prioritization: their main priority is to be necessary and useful. A striking thing about Kant's life is how late he began his most significant work. A similar point is made by Ibn Sina in a number of texts.

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Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson First and Second Series: Two

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Hogarth, for example, thinks that beauty consists of (1) fitness of the parts to some design; (2) variety in as many ways as possible; (3) uniformity, regularity or symmetry, which is only beautiful when it helps to preserve the character of fitness; (4) simplicity or distinctness, which gives pleasure not in itself, but through its enabling the eye to enjoy variety with ease; (5) intricacy, which provides employment for our active energies, leading the eye "a wanton kind of chase"; and (6) quantity or magnitude, which draws our attention and produces admiration and awe.

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Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the

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Prominent German philosophers after Hegel were Johann Friedrich Hebart, Arthur Schopenhauer, Ludwig Feuerbach, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche. In the late 19th century some English philosophers absorbed German idealism (the name given to the work of Kant and his followers) and became critics of empiricism. I wasn't good at such discovery, and it bored me. Where we get away from this obligation or don’t see it, or diminish its meaning, it is rather clear that contempt is showing its strength; indeed, is winning.

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World with a View: An Inquiry into the Nature of Scenic

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You can only upload photos smaller than 5 MB. It also scrutinises the methods used to answer such questions. Even logical thought or science, so far as it is expressed, becomes feeling and imagination, which is why a philosophical or historical or scientific book can be not only true but beautiful, and must always be judged not only logically but also aesthetically. The struggle for presence/power reveals an internal antagonism of the Will with itself, as it exists in contradiction with itself (bellum omnium contra omnes, as he refers to the perceptive Hobbes).

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Fiction and Art: Explorations in Contemporary Theory

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The “beholder” is not just an individual, but groups where important bonds and norms are created. Be sure to check out the House of Venus; it's beautiful. Usual participants include graduate students in philosophy, political science, divinity and law. Standard problems include those of free will, personal identity, mind-body problem, other minds, computationalism, etc. Trees covered in snow, a ski lodge, an icy lake, all might be present in some way.

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Esthetics Contemporary

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While it remains common among the population at large for a person to have a set of religious, political or philosophical views that they consider their "philosophy", these views are rarely informed by or connected to the work being done in professional philosophy today. Admission by permission of the instructor. The liberated prisoner stumbles further up, all the way out the mouth of the cave and into the sunlight. The Renaissance offered a theory of living centered around the experience of art and beauty; but what would it mean to put these philosophical ideals into practice?

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ENGLISH POETRY: And Its Contribution to the Knowledge of a

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She has noticed that people who watch the fit-maker activities make approving noises when the people from their own area put the ball through the hole, or whatever they’re trying to do. Faith requires uncertainty, and thus we can have faith in God because God is beyond logic, beyond proof, and beyond reason. Of course, any answer to this question is going to be speculative. Much of philosophy during the following years--the medieval years--lent itself to helping the spread of these religions.

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