Marvelous Images: On Values and the Arts

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In ancient times philosophers were already arguing about aesthetics. Originals, Copies, and Aesthetic Value (Jack W. It involves directed reading or viewing, the formulation of specific research questions and methods, and the production of a literature review (annotated bibliography) that forms part of your draft research project proposal. I’ve been searching for a decent link to Aristotle’s Poetics on the web. The Boundaries of Beauty in Pre-Qin Confucian Aesthetics. The beauty of a flower, or a sunset, a piece of music or a love affair, is an imperfect copy of Beauty Itself.

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Beyond Aesthetics: Philosophical Essays

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Rank popularity for the word 'philosophy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2887 Rank popularity for the word 'philosophy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3792 Consequences are therefore more significant than motive. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. Science was then contrasted sharply with Poetry, for instance, the former being supposedly concerned with our rational mind, the latter with our irrational emotions.

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Perceiving the Arts: An Introduction to the Humanities (7th

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As teachers reinforce such values and experiences with the students, their ability to perceive and react to them may increase. 'Art can satisfy a felt need for activities that confirm people as individuals. And his notion of aesthetic attention does align well with the first person descriptions given of those experiences. Heading towards the Day Of Atonement is a little juxtaposition — Donald Trump’s mouth and a wee bit of the long confession from the Yom Kippur liturgy, “for the sins we have sinned.” The confession seems rather to the point about the violence we commit with words: And for the sin which we have committed before You with an utterance of the lips.

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The Triadic Structure of the Mind: Outlines of a

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He was also a fine literary stylist and a great story-teller; in fact he is said to have been a poet before he encountered Socrates and became a philosopher. The branch of philosophy called aesthetics explores (Points: 1) questions of right and wrong. questions about art and the beautiful. questions about political power. questions about being. Philosophy and Literature 37 (2):330-342. If philosophers held popularity contests, David Hume would be a perennial winner.

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Studies in pessimism; a series of essays, selected and

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Of Baumgarten, there is a reprint of the Meditationes philo sophicae de nonnullis ad poema pertinentibus (1735), edited by Croce, Naples, 1900; but the Aesthetica, a very rare book, has unfortunately not been reprinted, though a previously unpublished course of Baum garten's lectures on aesthetics has been published by B. With the author¹s guidance, we are taught to see this remarkable work of art as the Maya Christian cosmogram that it is. Anna Christina Ribeiro (Continuum, 2012), 55-73. (draft .pdf ) "Motherhood and the Workings of Disgust."

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Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art: Contemporary Cross-Cultural

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Similar problems arise for music, film and even painting. We do not know exactly when Indian philosophy began. He probably began to compose al-Shifa’ in 1014, and completed it in 1020. The term itself is a cultural construction. The central question posed by ethical enquiry is, what should I do? In order to have a good plot there must be the right connections among the various parts of the plot (that follow either from “necessity of probability”) and therefore, tragedy that represents an action contains a general truth.6 Essentially, Aristotle‟s argument here relies on mimesis as a process of selective representation (of events) that leads to presentation of general truths.

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A History of Libya (Columbia/Hurst)

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Derrida delivered some devastating attacks on the notion there being underlying structures to discourse. One way to understand this concept is to consider our self as a container including our physical body and physical brain along with a separate non-physical mind, spirit, or soul. If the body were a cause of the soul’s existence, or if body and soul depended on each other necessarily for their existence, or if the soul logically depended on the body, then the destruction or decay of the body would determine the existence of the soul.

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Postmodernism (A Brief Insight)

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This is an interesting explanation, but not the only one. Later philosophers sought explanations in plurality. Instead of nourishing his body with food, the aesthete needs only the beauty of the lily—suggesting an unnatural relationship to the body, as visual pleasure replaces the more usual gustatory experience. Leo Tolstoy, on the other hand, claims that what decides whether or not something is art is how it is experienced by its audience, not by the intention of its creator.

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Art, Emotion, and Ethics (Hardback) - Common

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Course Description: This course will be a discussion-driven, issues and problems-based survey of Aesthetics. Weber Wilson's Great Glass in American Architecture, this was a time of great exuberance in decoration, and residential stained glass windows were increasingly found in homes. And what is required for our actions to be free? But many ancient, medieval, and modern artists and aestheticians have found it irresistible.

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The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays

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This is a form of knowledge outside not only the jurisdiction of the Principle, but also, of the Will itself – at least from a phenomenological perspective, for ontologically, this individual and his moments of pure will-lessness, as he is embodied, must, tragically, come crashing down, returning again to the Will. Stolnitz, it will be recalled, distinguishes between disinterested and interested attention according to the purpose governing the attention: to attend disinterestedly is to attend with no purpose beyond that of attending; to attend interestedly is to attend with some purpose beyond that of attending.

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