The Sense of Beauty: Being the Outlines of Aesthetic Theory

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Martin's Press) You can find helpful links on my web page: http://fp.uni.edu/holland/ (1) Students are expected to attend and participate in all class meetings, as well as read all assignments. With an eye to integration, an architect makes aesthetic decisions in full collaboration with the client, building users, other consultants, and the public. Such questions include "How can people's taste in the arts be improved?" "How should the arts be taught in the schools?" and "Do governments have the right to restrict artistic expression?"

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Neo-Avantgarde and Culture Industry: Essays on European and

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Library of Congress Rare Book & Special Collections Division. Develop your own positions on ethics, politics, and aesthetics in response to the principal theories presented in the course. They supposed that an artwork transmitted “aesthetic emotion” from the artist to the audience on account of its “significant form.” Leo Tolstoi was also a communication theorist but of almost the opposite sort. When the Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876, it was the first university in the United States designed as a center for research and doctoral education.

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The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kobo (Weatherhead Books

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Indian art evolved with an emphasis on inducing special spiritual or philosophical states in the audience, or with representing them symbolically. Shānta-rasa functions as an equal member of the set of rasa-s but is simultaneously distinct being the most clear form of aesthetic bliss. Thus creativity, expression, representation, form, and style are problems that can be addressed from the artist's point of view as well as the spectator's.

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Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, 1: Spring 1981 (Res

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Nanay then derives a corresponding four-part typology. "Attention can be: Examples of ii come easily, insofar as being constantly distracted by features of one's visual array counts as attending. In the latter case, representation in itself does not produce its object in so far as existence is concerned, for we are not here speaking of its causality by means of the will. [§14, A92, B124-125, Norman Kemp Smith, St. It is reported that Oscar Wilde used aesthetic decorations during his youth.

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The Five Great Philosophies of Life

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Here the biological is strictly associated with (a) the image of bio-ethical “victimization” and (b) the animal as a corruption of the truth.17 Second, this situating in the beyond seems to amount to an abandoning of the body, of the theme of life altogether. For European philosophers writing in the wake of its legacy this thesis has entailed a completely new orientation towards the nature of aesthetic experience affecting not just approaches to art but the concept of subjectivity itself.

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An Apprehensive Aesthetic: The Legacy of Modernist Culture

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The introduction of natural-science methods into aesthetics (Taine, Grant Allen, Helmholtz, Fechner), as well as the close connection between theoretical and practical instruction and artistic expression (Ruskin), offers great advantages, if not relied on exclusively. It helps one to express what is distinctive of one's view; enhances one's ability to explain difficult material; and helps one to eliminate ambiguities and vagueness from one's writing and speech.

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The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion

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By 'theology' the Greeks meant "talk about the gods". The emphasis on form is congenial to critics of the abstract arts such as architecture and instrumental music, but it is far less plausible for such arts as literature and photography. Like it or not, we humans are stuck in a permanent crisis of meaning, a dark room from which we can never escape. (Kalle Lasn & Bruce Grierson, A Malignant Sadness) The post-modern understanding that our language is too imprecise, our senses too limited and deceptive to ever absolutely describe Reality has been caused by the failure of physicists and philosophers (over many centuries) to discover / correctly describe Reality.

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The Poetics of Aristotle

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We also think that beauty, ugliness and other aesthetic properties depend on nonaesthetic properties. Maybe psychology might eventually reveal something deep. What are the key elements of a rational metaphysics? Experimentation with various fabric manipulation methods is one of the hottest trends pursued by creative sewers and textile artists alike. He desired to find the same positive underpinnings for ethics and politics that were being stated in the sciences. The stories are divided into short episodes, designed to be read by or to children.

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The principles of aesthetics

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Most people feel or believe on some level that their actions are right, at the time of the actions. Practically, this questions translates into issues of scientific methodology: how can one develop theories or models that are better than competing theories? He argues that there are seven prima facie duties which need to be taken into consideration when deciding which duty should be acted upon: beneficence (to help other people to increase their pleasure, improve their character, etc); non-maleficence (to avoid harming other people); justice (to ensure people get what they deserve); self-improvement (to improve ourselves); reparation (to recompense someone if you have acted wrongly towards them); gratitude (to benefit people who have benefited us); promise-keeping (to act according to explicit and implicit promises, including the implicit promise to tell the truth).

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On the New

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When we see a performance of Hamlet, how many works of art are we experiencing, and which should we judge? Some decades later, the Arabic and Byzantine thinkers entered into relation with Western culture, and affecting a philosophical revival; Al-Ghazali, founder of the Ash'ari school of Atomism, entered Europe through ibn Rushd; translations of the ancient authors were made and the philosophical works of ibn Sina and ibn Rushd became better known.

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