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Aesthetics and Cognition in Kant's Critical Philosophy

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Intuition: Intuition cannot be clearly defined. This was to prove to the outside world how successful the cure was. (It might have worked, too, if the "cured" didn't inconveniently keep deciding they were gay after all and resume having gay sex -- even if they were still married to another Aesthetic Realist and hadn't left the group yet.) These marriages were generally rushed along. This eventually developed into what we today call human rights.

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Media, Meaning, & the Legitimation Problem from the

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The important areas in epistemology are falsehood, validity, truth, limits, nature, etc of knowledge, knower and known of knowledge etc. Aesthetic considerations within the visual arts are usually associated with the sense of vision. Art has become sacred, replacing religion. Followed by a reception to close the series. More narrowly construed, the category concerns the relationship between aesthetic and moral value.

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From Ecclesiastes to Simone Weil: Varieties of Philosophical

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Teleology, on the other hand, states that the universe and everything in it exists and occurs for some purpose. Believe it or not, some of us have a higher natural painkiller dosage engraved in our neurology. Spinoza did not view God as some superhuman being who created the universe. The probability of an alternative occurrence may be calculated by the formula: Thus, for example, the chances of getting "heads" at least once in two flips of a coin are equal to the chances of getting "heads" on the first toss (1/2) plus the chances of getting "heads" on the second toss (1/2) minus the chances of getting "heads" both times (1/4), or 3/4.

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Tragic Beauty in Whitehead and Japanese Aesthetics

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It may be true that this is the appropriate time to teach formal logic, but it is late to begin dialogues with children about issues from aesthetics. Possible topics include: Sartre or de Beauvoir's existentialism, Levinasian ethics, Merleau-Ponty's theory of embodied perception, Foucault's theory of power, Derrida's practice of deconstruction, Deleuze's conception of difference, Badiou's concepts of the subject and truth.

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Stylistics: Rethinking the Artforms After Hegel (Suny Series

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Sanford Levinson and Paul Woodruff, Nomos LIV (New York: New York University Press, 2012), pp. 22-38. “Bob on Meaning in Life and Death,” in Passion, Death, and Spirituality: The Philosophy of Robert C. Earlier issues online only for subscribers. This doesn't get us very far. • One Encyclopedia defines art as "the use of skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others". The class lectures were rather dull, however, and I began to have regrets for enrolling.

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Beyond Aesthetics: Art and the Technologies of Enchantment

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This rethinking of the traditional way of conceiving ideas and their genesis as separated from sensible experience--as has been done in Western thought since Plato--allows the author to promote a new theory of knowledge, one which is best exemplified via literature and art much more than philosophy. Aesthetics-- Appreciative of, responsive to, or zealous about what is pleasurable to the senses. The same spirit fills much classic Greek art.

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Philosophy Looks at the Arts

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The casual viewer out of context judges it not very beautiful. Were ordinary "intuitions" evidentiary, and so items of knowledge (Erkenntnisse, cognitions), then this would be "intuitionism," the theory that knowledge is grounded by such intuitions [ note ]. Typically, one of the texts will be Kant’s Critique of Judgement and other readings will be drawn from subsequent major work in aesthetics and/or the philosophy of art by, for example, Schiller, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Dewey, Collingwood, Adorno, Benjamin, Freud, Lyotard.

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Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste: Aesthetics in

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With poetry the ancillary arts of rhythm and acting are inseparably connected. Politics and ethics are traditionally linked subjects, as both discuss the question of what how people should live together. In Aesthetics we turn to questions about the nature of art, values in art and the appreciation of nature as art. It transcends itself and reaches a higher plane of artistic expression. My lectures are mainly based on the notes offered here, but I will often carry the lecture in other directions.

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Atomism and Its Critics: From Democritus to Newton

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Progressive education as championed by Dewey had a profound impact on 20th century US educational practices. Negative responses came especially from Oxford’s religious and conservative quarters. [6] John Wordsworth, one of Pater’s former students and Chaplain of Brasenose College, wrote an oft-quoted letter to Pater in 1873 describing his pained disappointment in the book: I cannot disguise from myself that the concluding pages adequately sum up the philosophy of the whole; and that that philosophy is an assertion, that no fixed principles either of religion or morality can be regarded as certain, that the only thing worth living for is momentary enjoyment and that probably or certainly the soul dissolves at death into elements which are destined never to reunite. (qtd. in Seiler 62) Mary Augusta Ward, twenty-three at the time of The Renaissance’s publication and living in Oxford, recalls in her 1918 memoir the effect of that book, and of the strange and poignant sense of beauty expressed in it; of its entire aloofness also from the Christian tradition of Oxford, its glorification of the higher and intenser forms of esthetic pleasure, of “passion” in the intellectual sense—as against the Christian doctrine of self-denial and renunciation.

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Modern Theories of Art 1: From Winckelmann to Baudelaire

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We want them to recognize that museums are not tombs but living repositories of cultural movements and events with educational intentions. Another approach is to say that “art” is basically a sociological category, that whatever art schools and museums and artists get away with is considered art regardless of formal definitions. And it is a low blow to use the Kantian term, "island universe," for the very theory, that the Milky Way is the only galaxy, that Kant was contradicting.

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