Category Archives: Aesthetics

Creativity & the Roots of Liturgy

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During the later period of the Middle Ages, logic became a main focus of philosophers, who would engage in critical logical analyses of philosophical arguments. But this only follows if we follow Kant in locating pleasure in beauty, and our right to make judgements of beauty, in the cognitive faculties that all human beings share. Whilst Aristotle gives a clear and effective „recipe‟ for creating a tragedy based on six elements (Plot structure, character, style, thought, spectacle, and lyric poetry)2, it is only through understanding the fundamentals of his definition (“mimesis”, “serious”, “action”, and “catharsis”) that we can comprehend the essential theory he is declaring.

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The Feminist Philosophy Collection

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From the Deweyan point of view aesthetic experiences are basic elements of a good and happy life. A few years before the carbon test, I reviewed two recent books on the subject. She has chaired the Committee on International Cooperation and the Committee on the Status of Women of the American Philosophical Association, and currently chairs its new Committee for Public Philosophy. But why so much emphasis on the seductive shadow potential of art? For example, a baseball is but an imperfect earthly version of the eternal Idea of Roundness or Spheroid Nature.

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Plato on Art and Beauty (Philosophers in Depth)

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In truth, I will not keep back from you that the assertions which follow rest chiefly upon Kantian principles; but if in the course of these researches you should be reminded of any special school of philosophy, ascribe it to my incapacity, not to those principles. I would advise reading things that reference these works that are shorter and easier to see what the current conversation is about and then to revisit these works once you have a sense of how they are positioned now.

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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage / By Lord Byron

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Gaut 2001 is also an excellent introduction. It is an important carrier of civilization and serves as an antenna capable of guiding individuals and keeping them in touch with the undercurrents of their times' (Lewis, 1977, p. 397). For example, once Grobe made a fabulous abstract image of a matrix of circles, which is actually a magnification of integrated circuits .25 The image of a painting can be constructed through a pure mental process, but when a picture has been taken, it means that the subject represented by the image really existed.

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Moses Mendelssohn's Metaphysics and Aesthetics: 13 (Studies

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Hume carried empiricism to its ultimate conclusion in his radical skepticism, contending that there is no justification for assuming the reality of either a material or spiritual world. Despite Korea’s independence from Japan in 1945, collective memories of Japanese colonialism continue to shape South Korean national identity today. I am eternally grateful for the questions Mr. So many college students now find themselves without safe homes and private places to which they can retreat at moments of crisis.

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The Utopia of Film: Cinema and Its Futures in Godard, Kluge,

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The fact that Hanna is in many ways an unremarkable person -- neither heroic, nor particularly virtuous, but also not possessed with an utterly alien and incomprehensible psyche of the sort that Van Inwagen suggested is the hallmark of true evil -- is by my lights what gives the movie true moral force. Introduction to Thomas Paine's Rights of Man; Wordsworth, 1996. Art historians have claimed that there is no such thing as art, there are only artists. The following are the means or sources or pramanas by which we come to ‘knew’ of things according to western perspective.

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Art and Representation: New Principles in the Analysis of

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The difference is that they could not attend to The Fall as they could attend to other plays, and this because of their too intimate connection to what attending to The Fall required their attending to. This includes the person�s spiritual awareness, emotions and thoughts about their current situation. Burgos will share his teaching and research expertise in social and political philosophy, including philosophy of the Americas, and on issues surrounding resistance and political identity as they relate to democracy, equality and legitimacy.

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The 'I' and the 'Eye': The Verbal and the Visual in

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She is working on a book tentatively titled With the Whole Soul: Plotinus on Animal and Human Forms of Cognition and Desire. Combining classical scholarship, philosophical analysis, and the history of ideas--and ranging across discussion of poetry, painting, and music--Stephen Halliwell shows with a wealth of detail how mimesis, at all stages of its evolution, has been a more complex, variable concept than its conventional translation of "imitation" can now convey.

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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

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The principal of selection that was used is that of effectiveness in presenting fundamental philosophic ideas and high quality by world standards. If Wittgenstein�s work on aesthetics is not to be regarded as a mere application of his philosophical toolbox or a routine contribution to a peripheral branch of philosophy, then a broader and deeper view opens up. It corresponds to what the ancient Greeks called philosophia. Such an analytical involvement in the processes of creation may highten their ability to perceive and react aesthetically and may influence them to create aesthetically. (5) Self confidence must be nurtured.

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Music, Art, and Metaphysics

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The title given to the work that comes meta ("after") Aristotle's books about the world of nature (physica) in the catalog of his works. Christianity echoed this idea in the doctrine that beauty is one of God's perfections. Some artists, especially more avant-garde ones, doubtless do consider it their duty to challenge and trangress mainstream reasoning, taste, and morality. Aquinas attempted to settle the conflict between faith and reason by showing that reason should deal with the facts of nature, but that supernatural truths of revelation must be accepted by faith.

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