Danto and His Critics (Philosophers and their Critics)

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Students write a 20-25 page seminar paper at the end of the year. No knowledge is complete unless there is something in it you don't know: a sense of wonder. The image then, with the interpretative help given to us by Shaftesbury, can not only offer us some insight into the text, but also serve as a way of reminding us of the text in significant themes. To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralysed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it. (Bertrand Russell, The History of Western Philosophy) The Mediated concept of Truth, is that it first admits that there is no such thing as absolute, pure Truth. there is a reality, which may be abstract or sensual .. but one cannot access it/know it ..'in- itself'.
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Nietzsche and Schiller: Untimely Aesthetics (Oxford Modern

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Emphasis is place on original writings of Frege, Peirce, Moore, Russell, Carnap, Ryle, Ayer, Strawson and Quine. Among the precursors we find philosophers such as Leibniz and Christian Wolff (1679-1754). It follows…that there is no sense attributing objective validity to aesthetic judgments, and no possibility of arguing about questions of value in aesthetics. (Ayer 1952, 113) All meaningful claims either concern the meaning of terms or are empirical, in which case they are meaningful because observations could confirm or disconfirm them. ‘That song is beautiful’ has neither status, and hence has no empirical or conceptual content.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson (Essays and Essays: Second Series)

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When we set words to music, the words retain at least the expressive and representational powers that they have all on their own. It is now standard to include both versions, with the original paginations in the margins. But it might be reasonable to assume that the capacity for imagination is adaptive (I need to be able to predict what is going to happen as a result of different courses of action), and that engagement with fictions helps to hone the relevant skills. At the highest point is the prophet, who knows the intelligibles all at once, or nearly so.
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Contemporary Street Arts in Europe: Aesthetics and Politics

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For any philosopher interested in philosophy of mind, language, or aesthetics, this book has a number of important lessons about how these disciplines are in need of revision." "This fine book is a welcome extension of Mark Johnson's important research about the embodied nature of mental life. Painters dare to ignore the existing world order and form their own. The political and economic philosophies of Confucius, Sun Tzu, Chanakya, Ibn Khaldun, Ibn Rushd, Ibn Taymiyyah, Machiavelli, Leibniz, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Marx, Tolstoy, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. have been used to shape and justify governments and their actions.
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Aesthetics of Everyday Life: East and West

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For philosopher Francis Hutcheson beauty is disclosed by an inner mental sense, but is a subjective fact rather than an objective one. It is a remarkable thing that a man who once saw himself as so different from other people, and who was oblivious to their feelings, could change so much that he was able to articulate through these enduring words the common hope of sinful humanity. View Recent NDPR Reviews Monique Roelofs, The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic, Bloomsbury, 2014, 271pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781474242028.
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Kierkegaard: Construction of the Aesthetic (Theory and

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As Tofts (2005), a culture critic and renowned cyberculture author, explains in his article aptly titled FCL-039 tsk tsk tsk & Beyond: Anticipating Distributed Aesthetics, “the social concept of networked communiti... [tags: technology, human relations] The Picture of Dorian Grat - The Picture of Dorian Gray What would happen if every time a person invested emotion into art, they perished. Both were exponents of Marxist humanism who saw the important contribution of Marxian theory to aesthetics in the analysis of the condition of labour and in the critique of the alienated and “reified” consciousness of human beings under capitalism.
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Engaging the Moving Image (Yale Series in the Philosophy and

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According to Plato, beauty transcends the world of sense experience, which means that the experience of beauty is different from what would be described as aesthetic experience today. Adam Chmielewski of the University of Wroclaw and I have written a background piece of the crash in Poland that wiped out so many of the state elite. Communication is the fixation of the intuition-expression upon an object metaphorically called ma terial or physical; in reality, even here we are concerned not with material or physical things but with a mental process.
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The Other Hong Kong Report 1992

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Such processes are autopoietic in being self-sustaining, ever-changing, capable of increasing complexity, capable of generating novelty, direction and progress on its own. Philosophers began to say that reason by itself could not explain beauty. The second measure is important so that non-Western ideas of aesthetics are not isolated from their Western counterparts. Compare and contrast the art world, institutional, and intentional theories of art. Michael Seeley & Christopher Wilson Maryville University Nursing Theory 600 Dr.
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Profundity: A Universal Value

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Similarly, in the Metaphysics, Aristotle found that the universal elements of beauty were order, symmetry, and definiteness. 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. Conference. "A Journal of Philosophy and Theory." Posted by mikaelasalon in Uncategorized.
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The Work of Difference

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They slowly filtered into main stream fashion because of the comfort factor. D. alumnus Lawrence Cahoone's book, The Order of Nature (SUNY Press, 2014), recently received the Metaphysical Society of America's 2015 John N. The modern period in Western philosophy began, perhaps, with the Enlightenment, that period in which people began questioning and seeking in new ways in a number of fields. The second volume, Value and Economy (1962), utilizes for its first section an earlier critique of Marxian economics that also postulates a category of artistic value, whilst the second part outlines the necessary conditions for a `creative elite' to take over from the current power elite.
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