Childe Harold's pilgrimage: a romaunt

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Instead of offering greater or more valuable offerings, Black Friday deals issue their own version of the gift’s challenge: They allow companies to say, ‘Look what we are willing to give away, even though we normally operate by currency exchange… Sacrilegious though the suggestion might be, perhaps Black Friday ought to be thought of as the real start of Advent, rather than as a counterpoint to it. That which haunts may be inexhaustible in a way.

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Normative Aesthetics: Sundry Writings and Occasional

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Swollen internal organs can make even the leannest bodybuilders look pregnant and their skin and hair can also be affected. Do artworks have to be beautiful or pretty? Thinkers such as Schelling and Nietzsche in their own ways sought to rehabilitate aesthetics to the degree that they even claimed this neglected field to be the highest form of philosophy. Turner, saw art's role as the communication by artifice of an essential truth that could only be found in nature.[25] The definition and evaluation of art has become especially problematic since the 20th century.

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Avicenne

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Here are a few definitions from answers.com. In any given case it would operate only for a single person and only for the fleeting moment at which he was having the experience in question. These include: With such a large scope of things to be approached aesthetically, and with some arguing that all perceptual objects have aesthetic properties,13 unless we want to expand the scope of ‘art’ to include all perceptual objects, there is clearly a distinction to be made between the study of art and the study of aesthetics.

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Ugly: The Aesthetics of Everything

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The paradox is useful since many people tend to think of aesthetics as derived only from visual beauty. See my instructions on How To Use Philosopher's Index. The nature of things that we can know about concretely, for Kant, is revealed by science. When there is a link to the final edit, I'll have it here (with an email notification). The moralist must be attending to the performance, since he otherwise would have no basis by which to gauge its moral effects on the audience. At Harvard, where he completed his master's and doctorate of philosophy degrees, Broudy read Heidegger and Kierkegaard in German and Bergson in French.

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Studies in pessimism : a series of essays

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The chief monuments of aesthetic thought have Bibliography. Rather, "the passionate concerns and interests that humans vest in their social life" are "so much a part of all classificatory disputes about art" (Novitz, 1996). Leon Golub's Interrogation III (1981), depicts a female nude, hooded detainee strapped to a chair, her legs open to reveal her sexual organs, surrounded by two tormentors dressed in everyday clothing.

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Fashion - Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking with Style

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In Plato's picture of man "the soul" is distinct from the body (which is really its prison [Cratylus 400b, Gorgias 492e-493a; cf. Form, however, without content would be empty; it should be rather, as it were, the blossoming of the idea, and a great subject, unless, indeed, it surpass the powers of the artist, gives his genius an impulse towards the highest possible expression. Full citations for some items, none for others.

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Reckoning with the Imagination: Wittgenstein and the

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As art is not to be confused with the form of practical action most akin to it, namely instruction and oratory, so a fortiori, it must not be confused with other forms directed to the production of certain effects, whether these consist in pleasure, enjoyment and utility, or in goodness and righteousness. Johanna Drucker, Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005), xii. 17. Logic has an immediate impact on other areas of study.

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Rhetorical Homologies: Form, Culture, Experience (Albma

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Thus, Saul Kripke began to speak of "analytic a posteriori" propositions, when the meanings in the subject are themselves united on only a posteriori grounds, i.e. the basis of experience. What are our moral obligations to others? If two persons agree on all comparative rankings, they have the same aesthetic values regardless of where their beauty-thresholds are or what comparison-class they have in mind on a given occasion. Michael Jordan, however, would move his body and the ball in the simplest, most direct trajectory to allow him to get up for the dunk—spinning and juking only minimally and fluidly.

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Art; Alienation & Humanities: A Critical Engagement with

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To the extent that they have developed such reflection, whatever they have chosen to call it, these cultures are engaged in a practice related to Western aesthetics. Moreover, despite his disclosure of the aesthetic dimension of the sublime, in which such unambiguous will-less-ness is deemed impossible, he articulates a moral judgment against the ‘world’ and calls on us to silence the will. Students write a 20-25 page seminar paper at the end of the year.

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Empathy, Form, and Space: Problems in German Aesthetics,

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This resemblance is striking, novel and insightful, and understanding its juxtaposition of days and lives leads subjects to feel wonder or astonishment. In this way, as we can see from the notes appended to his early essay Truth and Lying in the Extra-Moral Sense, it is art which is the most ‘true’ as it has no pretence to the ‘truth’ – it is illusion and it honestly displays this fact. To be wise one must know what is real, what is good, and how to think. The dominant philosophy in England during the 1800's was utilitarianism, developed by Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill.

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