Category Archives: Aesthetics

Historical-critical Introduction to the Philosophy of

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The more social and cultural differences, the more difficult it is to understand one another. How are illusions of space and volume created? Since the 19th century, artists also have contributed their views. To the Marxian-Althusserian opposition of ideology and science correspond only two of Lacan’s tripartite functions: the Imaginary and the Real, respectively. That is, he seems to think that if there were perfect instances, the Forms' ontological independence from their instances would be in jeopardy.

The German Aesthetic Tradition

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Synthetic philosophy synthesizes: it puts ideas and actions together into ever greater wholes so that one can understand the larger picture and the greater meanings of life in unified systems. What is characteristic of religion is the sacred or the holy, and the characteristics and feelings associated with this are rather different than the merely aesthetic, or even the aesthetic sense of the sublime. People taste the ragoo, and tho' unacquainted with those rules, they are able to tell whether it be good or no.

The Retrieval of the Beautiful: Thinking Through

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Later, African sculptures were taken up by Picasso and to some extent by Matisse. Outlines some of the main philosophical themes associated with aesthetic education. Gary Tedman has put forward a theory of a subjectless aesthetics derived from Karl Marx 's concept of alienation, and Louis Althusser 's antihumanism, using elements of Freud's group psychology, defining a concept of the 'aesthetic level of practice'. [34] Gregory Loewen has suggested that the subject is key in the interaction with the aesthetic object.

What Is Art? (Penguin Classics)

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All of this explains the chorus of Greek tragedy, i.e. why it is older than the action on stage, what it means that it was originally made of goatlike satyrs, and that it is "in front of the scene [i.e. the stage]." Specific rocks, chairs, trees, and oceans are not infinitely other, since each is quite determinate as to what it can and cannot do. However, senses may not be necessary in order to obtain an aesthetic attitude: we can rejoice, for instance, in imagining a beautiful house that never existed or in discovering or grasping the details of a complex theorem in algebra.

In Other Shoes: Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existence

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We wanted to speak to them and for them, by having our common thoughts, feelings, trials and tribulations express our total existence as a people. The distinction was further blurred by a long tradition of misunderstanding Kant’s “Analytic of the Beautiful” as pertaining to art, rather than merely to aesthetics. German reception theory saw interpretation as primarily determined by readers' responses rather than the artist's intentions (Iser 1978).

Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: "Reflections on Nihilism,

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The chief monuments of aesthetic thought have Bibliography. Seventh Edition, ISBN 0131934554 pg. 277 [8] The Arab Contribution to Islamic Art: From the Seventh to the Fifteenth Centuries (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=rpUuqLPPKK4C& dq=wijdan& printsec=frontcover& source=web& ots=QXySmKzsy6& sig=a9V6tTTfsrTT5Ex01QGnwrL7XYY), Wijdan Ali, American Univ in Cairo Press, December 10, 1999, ISBN 9774244761 [9] From the Literal to the Spiritual: The Development of the Prophet Muhammad's(s.a.w) Portrayal from 13th century Ilkhanid Miniatures to 17th century Ottoman Art (http:/ / www2. let. uu. nl/ solis/ anpt/ EJOS/ pdf4/ 07Ali. pdf), Wijdan Ali, EJOS (Electronic Journal of Oriental Studies) (http:/ / www2. let. uu. nl/ Solis/ anpt/ ejos/ EJOS-1. html), volume IV, issue 7, p. 1-24, 2001 [10] "Oscar Wilde" by Richard Ellman p 159, pub Alfred A Knopf, INC. 1988 [11] Ellman, p164 [12] Green, Edward, "Donald Francis Tovey, Aesthetic Realism and the Need for a Philosophic Musicology," International Revue of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, 2005, p. 227. (http:/ / www. jstor. org/ pss/ 30032170?searchUrl=/ action/ doBasicSearch?acc=off& Query=%22The+ world%2C+ art%2C+ and+ self+ explain+ each+ other%22+ Eli+ Siegel& gw=jtx& prq=The+ world%2C+ art%2C+ AND+ self+ explain+ each+ other& Search=Search& hp=25& wc=on& acc=off& Search=yes) [13] Siegel, Eli, "Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites?", Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism, 1955. (http:/ / www. jstor. org/ pss/ 425879?searchUrl=/ action/ doBasicSearch?acc=off& Query=%22the+ making+ one+ of+ opposites%22+ Eli+ Siegel& gw=jtx& prq=%22All+ beauty+ is+ a+ making+ one+ of+ opposites%22+ Eli+ Siegel& Search=Search& hp=25& wc=on& acc=off& Search=yes) [14] 'Kalliphobia in Contemporary Art' in Art Journal v. 63 no. 2 (Summer 2004) p. 24-35 [15] http:/ / www. home. netspeed. com. au/ derek. allan/ default. htm [16] Derek Allan, Art and the Human Adventure, Andrè Malraux's Theory of Art (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009) [17] Massumi, Brian, (ed.), A Shock to Thought.

A Study in Kant's Metaphysics of Aesthetic Experience:

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Basically, unless we intend to reintroduce the "art police", we need to accept that bad art is here to stay. SUNY Binghamton, Graduate Program in Social Political, Ethical and Legal Philosophy (SPEL). Personal Philosophy of Nursing Madeline A. This stereotyping allowed Victorians to address indirectly some of the more irrational or carnal strains implicit in their own culture. In Great Britain, a powerful trio of philosophers argued about how people know that their perceptions of reality are true.

The Meaning of Beauty: a Theory of Aesthetics

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Aristotle covered a wide range of studies, one of which was the study of nature (physics); much of it could be subjected to bservation and reasonable inference; some go beyond the testable level and is therefore assigned to metaphysics. Thus, as with Badiou, such rationalizations are ultimately reductive, consigning the body of dance to a secondary position in relation to the infinity and dignity of mathematical or philosophical reasoning. The philosophy of art of the ancient Greeks and Romans is re-appropriated.

Art, Myth and Deviance

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McClelland and his associates have systematically sampled bodies of literature and graphic art from several societies at periods of economic growth, peak, and decline. While Kant wants to resolve some of the Antinomies with Postulates of Practical Reason (i.e. presuppositions of morality), the principle remains that theoretical reason generates contradictions when applied to transcendent objects. Hence, groups of smugglers who used to work on their own or as subcontractors for different bosses were either pushed out of business or forced to join a larger cartel.

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

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Philosophy of science may yield a better understanding of—and even a greater capacity for—the integration of medical research with medical practice. Because if, even for a moment, even partially, you can let this truth take hold of you, you will have broken one of the chains that bind you, and will have seen a glimpse of the cosmos as it really is. Islamic art frequently adopts secular elements and elements that are frowned upon, if not forbidden, by some Islamic theologians.[7] According to Islam, human works of art are inherently flawed compared to the work of God; thus, it is believed by many that to attempt to depict in a realistic form any animal or person is insolence to God.