• Art as the Absolute: Art's Relation to Metaphysics in Kant,

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    Sibley, F. 1965. �Aesthetic and Nonaesthetic'. It is odd that, for N., Oedipus not only suffers due to his errors and wisdom but also "spreads a magical power of blessing" that continues beyond his death, since even if the entire moral world is destroyed by his actions, he magically founds a new world on the ruins of the old. C. at the Vanguard. He told me this once when I ran into him on Jane Street almost forty years later. "You need Aesthetic Realism in your life," he said, looking me in the eye. "I know the kind of man you are.
  • The Intervals of Cinema

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    Similarly, in his Metaphysics, Aristotle found that the universal elements of beauty were order, symmetry, and definiteness. The decades of the 19th century were dominated by many differing currents of thought. We read pertinent material from Plato, Epicurus, Plutarch, and a few modern authors. It thus provides us with some of our best information about the views of these schools, as well as with critical arguments of great interest.
  • Timeless Simplicity: Creative Living in a Consumer Society

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    In an essay focused on Virginia Woolf's short story "Solid Objects," Bill Brown explores "The Secret Life of Things," which, like the artifacts in the Eames house, matter outside the usual subject/object dyad or systems of consumption and/or exchange. In reaction to this, theologians often argue on behalf of the afore mentioned Christian kitsch art work as being meaningful and religiously significant. But the point is (here I am being very dogmatic) that it is impossible to love someone or something that you do not find beautiful.
  • Inventions of the Imagination: Romanticism and Beyond

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    We also can say that the mission and vision guides the organization purpose of service and practice. Due to its inherent uncertainty postmodernism cannot argue against true knowledge of reality. The “Philosophical Significance” section explores the relationship between the defining features belonging to a particular aesthetic idea and the Buddhist (as well as Shintō) ideas contributing to its significance. At the same time, representation is an ethical problematic: depending as it does upon the absence of the represented, representa­tion always distorts its own attempt at representativeness.
  • Introduction to Aesthetics

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    Solomon, 4th ed. (Fort Worth: Harcourt, 2000), 501-504. "Music and the Ten Thousand Things: Musical Metaphysics in China," Proceedings of the Pacific Rim Conference on Transcultural Aesthetics, ed. Invention versus discovery: "There are many ways to slice a pie", where there is pie to slice. "Plato discussed philosophical questions, but it was Aristotle who discovered that philosophical questions can be divided into categories. However, many of those who study philosophy in undergraduate or graduate programs contribute in the fields of law, journalism, politics, religion, science, business and various art and entertainment activities. [26] Traditionally, the term "philosophy" referred to any body of knowledge. [14] [27] In this sense, philosophy is closely related to religion, mathematics, natural science, education and politics.
  • The Modernist Cult of Ugliness: Aesthetic and Gender

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    We raise questions about how the artist challenges ethical values, rather than notions of "good" and "bad," "beautiful" and "ugly." But these observations re mained, for the time being, practically sterile; and the ancients' firm and sure judgment in artistic matters was never raised to the level and consistency of a theory, owing to an obstacle of a general nature�the objectivistic or naturalistic character of ancient philosophy, whose removal was only commenced, or de manded, by Christianity when it brought the problems of the soul into the focus of thought.
  • The Young Woman's Guide

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    The point is already made by Hume, but see Mary Mothersill, "Beauty and the Critic’s Judgment", in The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics, 2004. I'm not sure, however, that it works for what I'll call negative beauty. From the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature. What is so important about this experience? The green design movement is Econo-functional Aesthetic Balance. But this type of fission is relatively weak. The issue is not, of course, about single, specific insults, of which we all have tales, and which we all have to learn to take in stride.
  • The Philosophy Of The Beautiful: Being Outlines Of The

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    And is that study what Plato's Socrates is talking about when he says "I study myself to know what manner of being I am" in Phaedrus 230a? Then we have problems of shifting boundaries and expectations. But it is natural to refer to such things as beautifully powerful or smooth. Serve with something spicy but not too sweet. The This article is about the 1940s subculture. He acknowledges that there exists an affirmation of the Will, in the senses of the Will in the body and the will-to-live in sexual reproduction, yet, he subverts his ‘discovery’ through an objection to the insidious ‘results’ of such an affirmation.
  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Imagination

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    This is why we oppose absolutistic moral systems that attempt to rigidly apply ideal moral values as if the world were itself ideal. It is not a rupture, and this falseness lies in his lack of thinking concerning the body and the biopolitical dimension of existence. Before long another AFRICOBRA member, Nelson Stevens, had made his way eastward to Amherst, Massachusetts, and what was six became five again. For Friedrich Schiller aesthetic appreciation of beauty is the most perfect reconciliation of the sensual and rational parts of human nature.
  • The Philosophy of Art

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    What does our experience of art tell us about the nature of reality? Staff member Kathleen-Anna Amella was awarded the 2016 Dean's Award for Excellence in Service as a Graduate Program Coordinator. Professor Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers University) gave an engaging keynote talk on why metaphors make good insults. Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service.