Category Archives: Aesthetics

Osmin's Rage: Philosophical Reflections on Opera, Drama, and

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It is historically unfortunate that breakthroughs in the mathematical understanding of economics emerged contemporaneously with the stylistic expression of modernism and "Less is More" became the perverse slogan of builders driven by greed. How, for instance, is psychology related to brain biology, and biology to chemistry? Aesthetics in music are often believed to be highly sensitive to their context: what sounds good in modern rock music might sound terrible in the context of the early baroque age.

Plato, Ion (Theater of the Mind)

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To him, too, may be traced the aesthetic formalism of Herbart and Zimmermann, and "aesthetics of feeling" (Kirchmann). In the Romantic period, artists and writers began to describe themselves not as merely imitating an inert reality but as expressing their own emotional perspectives on the world. After the prepatory sessions, we will generally meet for one hour the week prior to our outside speakers to go over their essay and to refine questions for the speaker.

Gender And Aesthetics

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Bearing in mind the unique qualities of dance, we can argue that it is not simply necessity (as in labor) or utility (as in work). The Journal thus welcomes articles on philosophical aesthetics and education devoted to problem areas in education critical to arts and humanities at all institutional levels, to an understanding of the aesthetic import of the new communications media and environmental aesthetics, and to an understanding of the aesthetic character of humanistic disciplines.

All Art is Political: Writings on Performative Art

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Socrates, another subject of one of my factfiles, thought that beauty was instantiated in the object, rather than being represented by universals. Here is where Plato's two theories come in. Circles represent objects such as hats, flowers, bows, the woman's head, bosom, and skirt, etc. A Significant Phenomenological Alternative for Aesthetics, by D. The Greek word psyche is usually translated into English as 'soul', and thus 'psycho-logy' would be 'the study of the soul'.

Of Jews and Animals (The Frontiers of Theory)

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Several accounts have been given of the dependence of aesthetics on ethics that is exhibited in cases like this. [22] One plausible component of such explanations is that the message is so integrated in Riefenstahl's film that no judgment of the film, aesthetic or otherwise, can disregard it or abstract from it. [23] Similarly, once we know the intended use of a torture instrument, it is part of what our aesthetic judgment of the instrument refers to.

In Search of Wagner

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Using both texts, I develop timeliness as the opportune moment, temporal natality, and nature’s memory. Race alone was used to determine who would be uprooted and incarcerated and who would remain free.’… Expelling all Japanese Americans from the Pacific Coast would have seemed unthinkable in 1940. This encouraged me to think that this book and course would teach me the principles that underlay my unreasoned critical comparative evaluations of poems, films, and other works of art.

From Shakespeare to Existentialism

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I think Shrock stated it best when she said, �philosophy is an attitude toward life and reality that evolves from each nurses beliefs �� (Edwards, 1997, 1089 ). This century has offered a wide diversity of orientations. Matter, force, and energy are indestructible. It remains a matter of controversy as to just what the central project of the Critique is, but surely one objective is to establish the character and range of objective knowledge in light of the limits of sense and reason.

The Other Hong Kong Report 1992

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But, when we focus on the inherent characteristics or qualities of a phenomenon, we respond to its non-utilitarian aspects, and become engaged in an "aesthetic" encounter. The title of his work does not speak of the significant symbolism, bright harmonizing colors and textures in his words “Doodles” “Cool-ade Icicles” and “Bakota.” Yesterday, today and possibly tomorrow Gerald Williams will respond to the potential for Black Nationhood and the need to develop that potential when he created I Am Somebody, Nationhood, and Wake Up to the King Alfred plan of concentration camps; while Omar Lama works toward positive images—images that will inspire Black people to a higher level of consciousness in Black Jesus, and United or Perish.

In Mango Honey

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Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Stall, Inc., 1970. Megan Craig's art show " Rose Sings " opens at Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim in Germany on May 31st and runs until July 26th. Such a forgetfulness is not possible for the sublime, as it obtains its pure state of knowing by a ‘conscious and violent tearing away’ from the terrible in a transcendence of the hegemony of individuation. He achieved this status in part by writing and speaking to many audiences about popular educational debates of the day, including the purposes and practices of general education, teacher education, aesthetic education, and democratic education in a post–World War II society.

The Ground of the Image (Perspectives in Continental

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Socrates: "I'm a lover of learning, and trees and open country won't teach me anything, whereas men in the city do." --Plato, Phaedrus, 230d "Civic culture was born, in ancient Athens and Jerusalem, when intellectuals took their stand in public spaces, and took it on themselves to act as the consciousness and conscience of their cities."--Marshall Berman, "Ruins and Reform: New York Yesterday and Today," Dissent, Fall 1987, 423.