In Search of Wagner

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This is completely analogous to the above question about musical harmonies. It holds that moral acts are those that we would all agree to if we were unbiased, and that moral rules themselves are a sort of a contract, and therefore only people who understand and agree to the terms of the contract are bound by it. Philosophy considers extremely general and ‘ultimate’ problems, such as the nature of reality, the purpose of human existence, and the basis of knowledge.
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Orientalism and American Immigration: A Social Work View

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From the United States Atheists Center for Rational Thought. A work of art may have its historical meaning, but each observer is the real and final interpreter. Ancient Greek philosophers initially felt that aesthetically appealing objects were beautiful in and of themselves. Whereas live stage performance is usually constrained by the physical reality at hand, film performance can further add the aesthetic elements of large-scale action, fantasy, and a complex interwoven musical score.
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Heidegger, Holderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language:

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In this light, my focus will be to disclose the philosophical decisions and methods by which Schopenhauer transcends the principle of sufficient reason in his aesthetic phenomenology of the will. Central among these is that we offer reasons, or something like them, in support of our aesthetic judgments: by talking—in particular, by appealing to the descriptive properties on which the aesthetic properties depend—we justify aesthetic judgments by bringing others to see what we have seen (Sibley 2001, 14–19).
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The Poetic Imagination in Heidegger and Schelling

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We publish new essays frequently, so check back often for updates. The paper argues that the pioneers used the term 'art of nursing' in a metaphorical way to say something more specific on the nature of nursing. These are rich with articles; poetry; works on literature, philosophy, the social sciences, the arts—all in relation to life as people live it. For Schiller aesthetic appreciation of beauty is the most perfect reconciliation of the sensual and rational parts of human nature.
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Atomism and Its Critics: From Democritus to Newton

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Similarly, certain things cause similar reactions across cultures, such as objects of disgust or pleasure, which support a theory of shared human perspective. The location was near Darfield and a 70 km/hr Nor’wester was blowing across the Canterbury Plains. Beardsley's text was the first clear defense of "aesthetics as a distinctive "philosophical" inquiry", and he distinguished philosophical aesthetics both from psychological aesthetics and from art criticism in the narrower, nonphilosophical sense.
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The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner

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Wittgenstein does precisely this with Mendelssohn and Brahms. Why do these diverse groups of people distance themselves from aesthetics, even though they all are involved with art and culture? He has been a Visiting Professor at Institute of Advanced Studies in Edinburgh, UK, the Sanskrit University in Tirupati, India, at Trinity College Cambridge, and at the National Institute of Advanced Study, Bangalore, India. One suggestion is to leave all of your mail for three days before opening it.
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The Dialectics of Aesthetic Agency: Revaluating German

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Essay questions exactly as they will appear on the exam will be given in advance of the exam. In this lecture I will argue that the tendency of the popular cultural uses of the words ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ gives a false impression. First, they may be attracted to the philosophy because it promises it has the secret to personal and worldwide happiness. He goes on to explain how his involvement started with going to presentations, leading to classes, then leading to the fated consultations. ( read his story ) Once an inductee begins consultations the mind control really starts.
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Scandal of Pleasure: Art in an Age of Fundamentalism.

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You'll gain skills in close textual analysis, comprehension, reconstruction and interpretation of philosophical arguments, while building expertise in critical analysis and reflection. This compression progress is proportional to the observer's internal reward, also called curiosity reward. The first necessary condition of a judgment of taste is that it is essentially subjective. Rather, than an objective standard of taste can exist without aesthetic rules or principles.... [tags: Art, Aesthetic Principles] Kant’s Aesthetic Theory and the Problem of Particularity - Kant’s Aesthetic Theory and the Problem of Particularity ABSTRACT: In moving away from the objective, property-based theories of earlier periods to a subject-based aesthetic, Kant did not intend to give up the idea that judgments of beauty are universalizable.
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Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work

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In contradistinction to labor, which is predictably caught in the eternal return of life cycles, or work, which has a definitive plan in mind, play is spontaneous and unpredictable (as is action and speech). Indeed, some of the early research on likes and dislikes had this orientation; it was supposed that through some method of averaging, variable personal reactions would be eliminated and a universal and genuine aesthetic tendency would be revealed (Eysenck 1957, chapter 8).
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Biopoetics: Towards a Biological Theory of Life-as-Meaning

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Rachel Cohon Professor, received her PhD from U. Though ethics are ideals, ideals can only serve as guidelines in life situations. Chinese art has a long history of varied styles and emphases. Use of criteria: children are encouraged to examine and explain why they think as they do about certain issues being discussed. Broudy attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology before graduating from Boston University in 1929 with a bachelor's degree in Germanic literature and philosophy.
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