Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism (Columbia

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The poetry of Mies was mis-interpreted and mis-used by building developers who used the phrase to justify stripping buildings of all significant meaning as objects of art in order to build as cheaply as possible. It is only in a second step that Kant indicates possible connections, in his comments on aesthetic ideas, symbolism, the sensus communis, and education in general. German and British thinkers emphasised beauty as the key component of art and of the aesthetic experience, and saw art as necessarily aiming at beauty.

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The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts

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The main recent sense of the word “art” is roughly as an abbreviation for creative art or “ fine art .” Here we mean that skill is being used to express the artist’s creativity, or to engage the audience’s aesthetic sensibilities, or to draw the audience towards consideration of the “finer” things. He blames them if they judge differently, and denies them taste, which he still requires of them as something they ought to have; and to this extent it is not open to men to say: Every one has his own taste.

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Art In Its Time: Theories and Practices of Modern Aesthetics

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Attempting to think what I call Nature after Nature, I turn to the Kamakura period Zen master Dōgen Eihei (1200–1253) to explore the possibilities of thinking Nature in its non-ideological self-presentation or what Dōgen called “mountains and rivers (sansui).” I bring Dōgen into dialogue with his great champion, the American poet Gary Snyder (who understands the process of sansui as “the wild”), as well as with thinkers as diverse as Schelling, Kundera, Žižek, Agamben, and Muir. Carolyn Williams has shown that his “aesthetic historicism” is grounded in a radical skepticism toward the idea of history itself, asserting the impossibility of any kind of historical recovery, return, or revival (5). [5] That skepticism is also evident, I would add, in the bold untruths Pater presents using the deadpan tone of the scrupulous scholar.

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Perception, Hallucination, and Illusion (Philosophy of Mind)

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Everyone is a practitioner of philosophy when he or she asks, "How do I know that what I think is right?" or "What is the nature of love?" Yoga is not a religion and prescribes no particular vision of God – it only claims that one can attune oneself with Divinity and the source of all Creation and eventually find reunion, a sense of wonder and amazement and intuition of the Ultimate Reality. Artists, philosophers, anthropologists, and psychologists all use the notion of art in their respective fields, and give it operational definitions that are not very similar to each others.

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Art: For Whom and For What?

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So why do they stay home and get heavy watching it and never go outside? Arguing that what looks to be individual can be cul­tural (although not, importantly, universal), Bordo unmasks the larger theoretical issue Nabokov in particular helps her make: divorcing aes­thetic pleasure from ethical consciousness is dangerous to actual peo­ple. My focus here is on workouts the natural bodybuilder can do at home with inexpensive equipment.

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Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Criticism (Anthology)

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Nehamas, Alexander. 1988. �Plato and the Mass Media'. Each student plans an individual program of studies in consultation with an assigned advisor. When we say something is beautiful, are we recommending to others that they should take delight in it? They should submit a c.v. and a statement (reasons for interest in the course, relevant background in law and/or philosophy) to the instructors by e mail. You may later look in a mirror and wonder where the lightness of being in your own face went.

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The Strait Gate: Thresholds and Power in Western History

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It is in pondering such considerations that one comes to realize just how deeply embedded in human nature is the aesthetic impulse, and how impossible it is to separate this impulse from the complex mental life that distinguishes human beings from beasts. Until that moment, I had thought that the magic of the information age was that it allowed us to know more, but then I realized the magic of the information age is that it allows us to know less.

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New Theory of Beauty (Princeton Legacy Library)

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In this way, beyond and before the merely reflective universalisation of the will, there lies a practical, existential topos, an ontological rooting of the individual will in the Will itself. [11] In the wake of this rooting, Schopenhauer postulates what we will designate, for our purposes, as a noumenology of the Will. [12] In this context, and this is where our reading of Book Four can be most illuminating, the blind striving of the will, throughout its excessive longings becomes multiplied and distributed within the domain of the Principle – indeed, it becomes a hydra at war with itself.

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Concerning the Spiritual—and the Concrete—in Kandinsky’s Art

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Internal environment is their biophysiological self and their... Catherine Wilson works on visuality, fiction and emotion, and biological approaches to understanding the evolution of beauty. If someone throws a rubber snake at you, you could well feel fear even if you know the snake isn’t real. Constructed as a real estate syndication during the Great Depression, the building reflected the economic context of its creation, therefore maximizing the economic factor. Or perhaps, even more cautiously: some judgments are better than others.

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Art in the Making: Aesthetics, Historicity and Practice

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We won’t sacrifice the ethical good life here unless it can be demonstrated that there is another life elsewhere that necessitates a shift in our attention, and that this other life bears some relation and commonality with this one. 7. In the last few decades, the traditional educational goals are being redefined by incorporating a more holistic approach based on our values by integrating our culture-based nationalism. Squies, Carel. "HCB--The Decisive Moment."

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