The Value of Literature

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Take the very phrase 'the experience of beauty.' There are two different things you could mean by it. I argue that the meanings that the natural world has for us should be looked after – or ‘cultivated’ – too. The staff of the design aesthetics section of an industry or company focuses on design, appearance, and the way people perceive products. Therefore, sometimes, the English word 'knowledge' will be the best translation of the Greek word 'sophia'.

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A Question of Belief

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The rationalists tried to determine the nature of the world and of reality by deduction from premises themselves established as certain a priori. Start with People, starts with understanding what our users are thinking, feeling, and doing – what they value. Subject to these warnings, which must be carefully borne in mind, a general sketch of the history of aesthetics may be given, to provide a preliminary orientation, without running the risk of being understood in an unduly rigid and simplificatory manner.

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Beckett's Words: The Promise of Happiness in a Time of

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In the past few decades, frustrated clients have begun to turn away from architects and sought others to comment on matters of design. But it really means serious thought about the most basic questions that human beings can ponder--questions such as: What is the true nature of the universe? MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy gives you an advanced knowledge of research methods and familiarises you with the important features, issues and problems of philosophical aesthetics.

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The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, Authorship,

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It’s been a very busy summer for me—I took a new job and moved thousands of miles—but Japanese philosophy news continues apace. Modern aestheticians have asserted that will and desire were almost dormant in aesthetic experience, yet preference and choice have seemed important aesthetics to some 20th century thinkers. Mirrors were framed in metal or gilt wood, and furniture was inset with brass stringing, ceramic plaques, mother-of-pearl, and lacquer panels, and fitted with metal hinges.

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The Money Moon

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Relationship between man and nature is another dimension of metaphysics. Literary interpretations that matter are those that open the possibility of future encounters by sensitising one to the significance of hitherto neglected details or aspects, focusing as much on the 'how' as the 'what'. This chain can go on forever, called infinitism, it can eventually rely on basic beliefs that are left unproven, called foundationalism, or it can go in a circle so that a statement is included in its own chain of justification, called coherentism.

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Situated Aesthetics: Art Beyond the Skin

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The idea at once gives rise to paradoxes. The most important was noticed by Kant, who called it the antinomy of taste. The case of "beauty" is different from mere "agreeableness" because, "If he proclaims something to be beautiful, then he requires the same liking from others; he then judges not just for himself but for everyone, and speaks of beauty as if it were a property of things." You will immediately see the result right after the treatment and it lasts for 12 to 18 months.

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Pens?es

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Even as late as 1912 it was normal in the West to assume that all art aims at beauty, and thus that anything that wasn't trying to be beautiful couldn't count as art. For Freud, then, poetry and novels, as well as day-dreaming, are a matter of wish-fulfillment, an nothing more. A common contemporary criticism of some modern art occurs along the lines of objecting to the apparent lack of skill or ability required in the production of the artistic object. Our artists and craftsmen must be capable of perceiving the real nature of what is beautiful, and then our young men, living as it were in a good climate, will benefit because all the works of art they see and hear influence them for good, like the breezes from some healthy country with what is rational and right.' 'And that, my dear Glaucon,' I said,' is why this stage of education is crucial.

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Beauty

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Furthermore, this is not a static or eternal pattern but one that is dynamic, fluid, constantly changing historically over time. Some criteria can be variable (subject matter), some are standard (music is not painting) and some are decided by the history of the art or genre in question (paintings are static and two-dimensional). We have noted Kant’s views about the objectivity and universality of judgments of pure beauty, and there are several ways that these notions have been further defended.

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Contemporary Art and Classical Myth

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The displaced figure for the antithesis of aesthetic idealization, the homosexual, Edelman argues, has an ethical imperative to resist the lure of aesthetic sublima­tion and to embody its very opposite, thus opening a space of internal resistance to heterosexual culture's destructive fetishization of "futurity" in the figure of the child. We are encouraged rather than fearful about biotechnology, alternative energy, and information technology, and we recognize that attempts to reject these developments or to prevent their wide application will not stop them.

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Enchanting: Beyond Disenchantment (Global Academic

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Statements about scientific entities are not formally deducible from any set of statements about their effects, nor do statements about a person's inner thoughts and feelings logically follow from statements about their outward manifestations.(Ayer) The problem which is presented in all these cases is that of establishing our right to make what appears to be a special sort of advance beyond our data. How make what is exquisitely private public? But is it Art? 1995 Stephen Davies, Definitions of Art. 1991 Oscar Wilde, "Intentions".

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