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John Wesley (Library of Protestant Thought)

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Because of its association with the Qur'an, the Muslim holy book written in Arabic, calligraphy is considered in Islamic society to be the noblest form of art. A very thorough collection of general quotations. How freeze an otherwise fleeting emotion long enough to examine it? Or use it to upload your own PowerPoint slides so you can share them with your teachers, class, students, bosses, employees, customers, potential investors or the world. The establishment of aesthetic theory as the theory that unifies the problems of the theory of beauty and the philosophy of taste was not completed in the 18th century.

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Sex: A Philosphical Primer, Expanded Edition, with New

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I'm all for ending racism as much as the next person, but I'm skeptical that AR holds the magic key in that regard. For example, waxing, shaping of eyebrow, aromatherapy, facial treatments and plastic surgery to improve upon what one has got since birth, all classify under esthetics. Every ascription of beauty to a thing presupposes that there is something about the thing which makes it beautiful. "Makes" is used in a special sense here.

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Hand to Hand: Listening to the Work of Art (Perspectives in

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As a result, I disliked myself terrifically, and sometimes went to bed actually hoping I wouldn't wake up the next morning. Instead, Levinas finds that proximity is the site of communication. That is to say, within „seriousness‟ Aristotle places a requirement that the characters be good, „serious‟ people, and that the action be „serious‟, possessing moral significance8. „Serious‟ here is intended to carry moral implications.

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Filmosophy

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The not very interesting answer appears to be that we have preferred an adjective to a noun. Many academic disciplines, for example, have branches of philosophy attached to them: for example, the philosophy of science, political philosophy, and the philosophy of education. So in the end her view on this matter converges with the normative idea already described.] Given an understanding of the normativity of judgments of taste — which we might or might not express in terms of aesthetic truth — we can and should add some more sophisticated normative features, which are also important.

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Texture - A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading

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In this way, from a methodological starting point, as with Heidegger’s Being and Time, that which comes later in terms of the narrative, is, from a philosophical perspective, that which comes before, and which must be presupposed as the condition of possibility for the initial, provisional expressions. Reality is essentially mental or spiritual. That we must accept with equal validity the truths of Darwinian evolution with the truths of 'Adam and Eve' and the creation of our world in 7 days!

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Philosophy and Art (Studies in Philosophy and the History of

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From the viewpoint of E-FAB, Less is NOT More. In making her case, James contends that an historical movie “always reflect two eras: the ones in which they are set and the ones in which they are made.” To support this, she uses the example of Gone With the Wind and the recently mentioned Basterds. Yoga prescribes no pantheon; one can have a deity of one's own choice to guide yogic performance. Yet the the cycle view is relevant here too, since to speak of my beloved as having a beautiful soul is to speak of that soul in action, the most relevant action being the conversations we (she and I) have about things we value, including movies, art, poetry, literature, politics, family, nature, virtue, disapproval of vice, and of course our love itself.

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Five Fictions in Search of Truth

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Initially, these seminars and lectures revolve around the ideas of the three so-called ‘masters of suspicion’ and founders of modern thought: Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. It is the beauty of appearance, what we call "looking good." Is contemporary continental European philosophy preparing itself to break with Kant? To be specific, a photographer cannot take the subject as it is, and the viewer should not assume that what s/he sees is what it seems.

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Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, Volume 1: 1913-1926

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I look on my iPod playlist and realize I’ve never heard of most of the artists I listen to. In this sense a work of architecture can express some of its aesthetic properties, its gracefulness, its minatory look, its wit, and it can literally exemplify its mass, its solidity, and perhaps its style. His execution of the concept in the medium? The Philosophy Department at Sussex has a long tradition of examining and engaging with radical ideas, from a variety of philosophical traditions and perspectives.

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A Shock to Thought: Expression after Deleuze and Guattari

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I know that the guide contains many dead links and omits many valuable new sites. They don’t want to be associated with guys giving up their social lives to work at their physiques, with whole body shaving and tanning, with steroids, with publicly posing in thongs, with these narcissistic monsters. But if you don't get pleasure from Shakespeare's Sonnets, I will think of you as being in error — not just your judgment, but your liking. Aesthetic judgments register the enjoyment of one’s very capacity to find order in experience, to imagine possible orders.

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THE ORIGINS OF ART

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Even George Berkeley held that this is impossible, and used it as an argument for his idealism; namely, the view that the world of trees, tables, and so on consists of mental entities, visual, aural, tactual, and other ideas. Online journal for the counter-culture in politics and aesthetics. 5. That said, it can also be argued that such alterations can be acceptable. On how we can be certain we know the Truth about Reality. After all, philosophy addresses complex issues from all facets of life - being an expert on all of philosophy would entail being an expert on all of the most fundamental questions which life has to offer.

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