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Relational Aesthetics, By Nicolas Bourriaud

- ... Bourriaud had recognised the need for an ‘updated forum’ with which to describe the relational art, as ‘attempts to describe the work in terms of earlier practices was no longer valid’. Therefore the book Relational Aesthetics was developed to properly describe and explain the term in its entirety. The term Relational Aesthetics was first observed and highlighted by well known french art critic, Nicolas Bourriaud. Becoming widely known through the publishing of his book Relational Aesthetics in 1998, Bourriaud defines the concept as ‘a set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context, rather t...   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Sociology, Fine art]

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Postmodern Anxiety & the Aesthetics of Destruction

- Postmodern Anxiety & the Aesthetics of Destruction To borrow a term from the seminal postmodern scholarship of Ihab Hassan, we are living in a moment of indeterminacy. As linearity went the way of modernism, today's culture is one of interconnectivity, webs and networks. We privilege teamwork, democracy, easy and equal access to knowledge above all else. Aesthetics of art and the rhetoric of corporation (that is in turn borrowed from artistic practices) are changing as a result. Formalism has given way to more open creativity....   [tags: Aesthetics Information Essays]

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What Are Aesthetics?

- When questioning something as controversial as the possibility of a standard of aesthetic judgment, one must take into account the many different perspectives that already exist on the matter. For centuries now, some of the greatest philosophers such as David Hume and Immanuel Kant have attempted to answer this timeless question. However, understandings and interpretations of art are constantly evolving. This has made a clear concise answer difficult to find. Throughout this essay, I will discuss previous opinions and beliefs on the matter, primarily focusing on the ides of philosopher David Hume, then touching on Noel Carroll’s critique of Hume’s philosophy, and then go into further detail...   [tags: David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Philosophy]

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The Aesthetics of an Education

- The Aesthetics of an Education Consequently, it appears that an education that overlooks the critical mechanics of the language from where all knowledge is derived exists in vain. The Aesthetics of an Education is a critical summary of the essay entitled, "Defending against the In defendable," by Neil Postman. An exceptional English language understanding is essential to education in the American school system. Although the school systems' intent is closer to induction of students to politics....   [tags: Papers]

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What´s Postmodern Aesthetics?

- Postmodern aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of what is considered beauty at the specific time/era.1 For example, during the Renaissance, women that were to be considered beautiful and sexy would have to have curves and voluptuous bodies as opposed to today’s size 0 beauty standards. This shows that points of view, perception and aesthetics change with each era. Etymologically, the word aesthetic comes from the greek verb αισθάνομαι, which means I perceive, I feel....   [tags: authorship, romans, greeks]

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The Aesthetics Of Learning That Is Incorporated Within The Classroom

- ... The arts can have a positive social impact and help the students achieve academic success. According to the article, they gave examples on how to make it work in your classroom. The first point was not to become overwhelmed and make every lesson an integrated lesson. The topic suggests a shared topic as a starting point with other teachers, which this goes into the second point which is involve other teachers in your curriculum. The final point the article makes is to be creative and not be afraid to show it....   [tags: Intelligence, Education, Problem solving, Learning]

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Henrik Ibsen: His Two Aesthetics

- Henrik Ibsen was born in March of 1828 in the town of Skien, Norway. Ibsen spent most of his young life in poverty. At 16 years old, he moved to the town of Grimstad to apprentice for a future in pharmacy. Although Ibsen did not succeed in pharmacy school, his time spent in Grimstad still had importance because it was here that Ibsen discovered his knack for poetry. After spending several years in Grimstad learning and reading, Ibsen thought it time to head to Christiania. His intensions were to take entrance examinations for University in hopes to start his journey in career in literature....   [tags: Biography, Writer]

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Art and Aesthetics

- Art and Aesthetics Art is usually referred to as the visual arts, where a piece of work is judged through the aesthetics in which it creates. However, art refers to all human endeavors, including the product of oneÂ’s creative impulse. In other words, art does not have to be innovative to be good. I believe art is the communication of an idea, be it visual, musical, communicative or other. Art is the interplay between the conscious and unconscious part of our being, between what is real and what is an illusion; it is the voice of our soul through color and form in a constant search for connection with something beyond....   [tags: Art]

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Aesthetics Of Aging

- An Aesthetics Of Aging Recall, reader if ever in the mountains a mist has caught you, through which you could not see except as moles do through skin … Dante, Comedy1 ARGUMENT: THE RELEASE FROM THE BODILY EGO Many recent studies on visual culture highlight the representation of the body in photography as a signifier of social constructions. Photography however has always played an important part in the construction of the subject, a perspective that I suggest in what follows, one that combines analytical concepts with aspects of the phenomenology of perception, indispensable for the understanding of art works and of our relation to them....   [tags: Age Aging Visual]

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- Aesthetics Kant defined aesthetic as both, “the analysis of taste and the analysis of sensible cognition or intuition” . Aesthesis, means “sensation”, the Greeks made a distinction between aesthesis autophues (natural sensation) and aesthesis epistemonike (acquired sensation). We may say that aesthetics is both the study of aesthetic objects and of the specific and subjective reactions of observers, readers, or audiences to the work of art. Aesthetics is necessarily interdisciplinary and may be interpretive, prescriptive, descriptive, or a combination of these....   [tags: Art]

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Aesthetics Of The Everyday : A Collection Of All Things Small And Mundane

- Aesthetics of the Everyday: A Collection of All Things Small and Mundane “Why do I bother to capture these tiny moments?” I ask myself looking back at photos consisting of a small army compiled from cups of coffee. From the first time I had access to a camera I have captured endless meals, outfits, beach days, and messy workspaces. The cultural phenomena surrounding these seemingly unimportant photographs has inspired me to explore the significance of capturing them. Together, my collection of mundane photographs contributes to a meshwork of media reflecting moments throughout my life....   [tags: Photography, Photograph, Camera, Espresso]

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The Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal

- The Aesthetics of Passion and Betrayal In The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer uses the visuality of spatial relationships in each shot with the human face and its ability to convey unspoken emotion in his portrayal of the demise of Joan of Arc. Unlike most film, the message is almost entirely told by just the eyes and expressions of the actors. There is very little reliance upon props and background. The camera angles and close-up shooting accentuate emotions and reactions. The editing style is almost methodic in keeping the emotional pace; it is much like an argument, alternating images of Joan’s tenacity, and the judges’ contempt....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Aesthetics of Pop Music

- “It All Sounds The Same These Days!”      In just about every home in America at just about any given time the words: “It all sounds the same these days!” is uttered to a teenage child, while the mother is screaming “Turn it down!” in the background. The teenager storms to his bedroom and turns the radio up to full volume and thinks, “They just don’t get it!” Then proceeds to dance around the room singing into the hairbrush. This is the pleasure principal of pop music. Whether accredited to innocence or ignorance, a unreconciled naivety has survived this culture since its inception....   [tags: Popular Music]

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Ludwig Wittgenstein: Aesthetics and Beauty

- I disagree with Ludwig Wittgenstein when he states that aesthetics “draws one’s attention to certain features, to place things side by side so as to exhibit these features” because of the logic that gives birth to the thoughts that led to this statement. This logic questions the ability of a person to ascertain what “beauty” is, what contains the quality known as “beauty”, and the levels of beauty and how they can be measured and compared. Wittgenstein uses the metaphor of games to illustrate his points regarding aesthetics and beauty....   [tags: Ludwig Wittgenstein]

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A Brief History of Aesthetics

- A Brief History of Aesthetics Aesthetics is the theoretical study of the arts and related types of behavior and experience. It is traditionally regarded as a branch of philosophy, concerned with the understanding of beauty and its manifestations in art and nature. However, in the latter 20th century there developed a tendency to treat it as an independent science, concerned with investigating the phenomena of art and its place in human life. Yet, what in a field with a hazy line in between being classified as a science or study of beliefs is considered data for determining what can be studied....   [tags: essays papers]

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Aesthetics of Shock in Wordsworth

- Aesthetics of Shock in Wordsworth What say you, then, to times when half the city shall break out Full of one passion, vengeance, rage, or fear. To executions, to a street on fire, Mobs, riots, or rejoicing. From those sights Take one,--an annual festival, the Fair... --William Wordsworth, The Prelude (7:644-49). Walter Benjamin writes that, at the turn of the nineteenth century, "fear, revulsion and horror were the emotions which the big-city crowd aroused in those who first observed it" (174)....   [tags: Politics Charles Baudelaire Walter Benjamin Ess]

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Digital Image and How Can dDgital Aesthetics Be Described

- Where the digital represents exact order and precise control of virtual realities through mathematical dualities as symbolized in binary code or machine language, the "glitch" in digital art is an example of chaos in order, or the moment of singularity as expressed by space, time, & mind in the image. Olga Goriunova and Alexei Shulgin define the glitch as being symbolic of the first generation of web art or net art, the artistic expression of the global underground community in the era of the early internet’s birth and expansion....   [tags: technology]

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Appeal to Aesthetics in Death in Venice

- In the late 19th century decadence was a tremendously popular theme in European literature. In addition, the degeneracy of the individual and society at large was represented in numerous contemporary works by Mann. In Death in Venice, the theme of decadence caused by aestheticism appears through Gustav von Achenbach’s eccentric, specifically homoerotic, feelings towards a Polish boy named Tadzio. Although his feelings spring from a sound source, the boy’s aesthetic beauty, Aschenbach becomes decadent in how excessively zealous his feelings are, and his obsession ultimately leads to his literal and existential destruction....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Westernization Beauty and Japanese Aesthetics in Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata

- “Thousand Cranes introduces Western readers to unfamiliar aspects of Japanese culture and geography while they contrast pre- and post- World War II Japan. Kawabata succeeds in integrating Western literary techniques with Eastern spirit while achieving superb psychological fiction,“ (Moran). Yasunari Kawabata’s novel Thousand Cranes is set in a post-World War II time period, and the orphaned, main character, Kikuji becomes involved with Mrs. Ota, one of his father’s former mistresses, who ends up committing suicide....   [tags: culture, geography, world war I]

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Aesthetics Should Never Take Precedence Over Function

- Aesthetics Should Never Take Precedence Over Function From the early Greek temples of yesteryear, to the high-tech autonomous buildings of tomorrow, the question of whether the function of a building or its aesthetics qualities are more important has plagued the minds of architects around the world. Webster's II New College Dictionary (Please do not use the encyclopedia or the dictionary to open your essay--way too high school.) defines aesthetics as "The branch of philosophy that provides a theory of the beautiful and of the fine arts" (18)....   [tags: Architecture Architectural Essays]

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The History of Human Beauty

- Throughout history, civilizations have admired the beauty that the world has presented, but isn’t beauty held in the eye of the beholder. The word can be used to describe a variety of things. It can describe places, animals, objects, people and even ideas. However, the one beauty our society embraces today is human beauty. Because the perception of beauty differs from person to person, different ideas of beauty developed throughout history, which in turn formed standards for human beauty, and these standards have had a massive impact on today’s society....   [tags: Human Aesthetics]

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Aesthetics of Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison

- Ralph Ellison painstakingly crafted a separate world in Invisible Man , a novel that succeeds because it is an intricate aesthetic creation -- humane, compassionate, and yet gloriously devoid of a moral. Social comment is neither the aim nor the drive of art, and Ellison did not attempt to document a plight. He created a place where race is reflected and distorted, where pithy generalities are dismissed, where personal and aesthetic prisms distill into an individualized, articulate consciousness -- it is impossible, not to mention foolish and simplistic, to attempt to exhort a moral from the specific circumstances of the narrator, who is not a cardboard martyr and who doesn't stand for anyon...   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]

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Monet Vs. Degas: Impressionist Aesthetics

- Although from the same artist group, these Impressionists originated from backgrounds that seemed worlds apart. Claude Monet, known as the “Master Impressionist” varied the themes in his artwork more than any other artist did. Monet’s work “Impression Sunrise”, of which the term “Impressionist” originates also gives rise to the title “Master Impressionist”. Edgar Degas started his career as an artist with nothing in common with Monet but the era in which they lived. From themes to brushstrokes and choices of colours, Monet and Degas started their relationship as Impressionist artists on opposite ends of the earth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Self-Hatred and the Aesthetics of Beauty in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

- Self-Hatred and the Aesthetics of Beauty in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Topic: Discuss the issues of self-hatred and the aesthetics of beauty in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. What role do they play in the novel and how do they relate to its theme. Self-hatred leads to self-destruction… Self-hatred is something that can thoroughly destroy an individual. As it was fictitiously evidenced in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, it can lead an individual to insanity. Toni Morrison raises the idea that racism and class can detrimentally influence people’s outlook on themselves....   [tags: The Bluest Eye]

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David Hume's Of the Standard of Taste

- Introduction Aesthetics is, to put it simply, the study of art, beauty, and judgments thereof. As society tends to not view art as a functional endeavour, this branch of study may seem pointless; in fact a well-known aesthete and self-proclaimed Professor of Aesthetics, Oscar Wilde, stated “All art is quite useless.” However, this sentence is misleading, and the same man also said "Aestheticism is a search after the signs of the beautiful. It is the science of the beautiful through which men seek the correlation of the arts....   [tags: aesthetics, subjectivism, perspective]

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Does ‘Musee de Beaux Arts’ or ‘Dover Beach’ Express Universal Truths about Suffering, Art, and Life?

- Aesthetics is a part of philosophy that pertains to the nature of beauty, art, and taste with the creation and appreciation of beauty. When speaking casually, if we describe a piece of literature, or picture, or anything as ‘aesthetically pleasing’ we usually are referring to the feeling of pleasure we get once looking at it. In this respect the sense of ‘aesthetic’ is loosely synonymous with that of ‘artistic’. Aesthetics derives from a Greek word meaning ‘things perceptible to the sense’, or ‘sensory impressions’....   [tags: Matthew Arnold, poetry, aesthetics]

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Split Sides an Analysis of Modern Dance

- “Who knows only his own generation remains always a child.” This quote from George Norlin echoes the edification that cultural exposure can offer. How does African dance relate to do modern dance. The two are so heterogeneous in their make-up that one would not think of them as having similarities. The truth, however, is that all dance forms are linked in some way or another; they all strengthen and sharpen each other. Modern dance has its roots in African dance with the emphasis placed on the connection of weight and gravity....   [tags: aesthetics, piece, movement, dance]

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How can Art be Defined

- The search for a definition of Art has been subject of a complex philosophical reflection incorporated; however, within different thematics because the very idea of Art is changeable as it relies on the culture and the tradition of a particular epoch. Etymologically, the word Aesthetics derives from the Greek àisthesis, which means perception by the senses. It used to refer as the study of the world of perceptions as the doctrine aimed to discover the complexity of perceptive knowledge. In ancient times, the concept of Art was closely related to the practice with the technique which Plato argued were, certainly, not positive....   [tags: aristotle, aesthetics, catharsis, artwork]

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The Picture of Dorian Grey, by Oscar Wilde

- Is it worth maintaining an ornately aesthetic life. Is it better to seek a moral lifestyle following society’s moral standards. With ideal appearances and superficial beauty, a decorated life can seem easier and more luxurious than a moral life. Leading a moral life is not as appealing to most people; and is filled with hardships and trouble over “doing the right thing”. One quality cannot be held without losing the other, due to their conflicting natures. While the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray brings out the central question “Is it better to pursue Aesthetics or Morality?” it describes the life of Dorian Gray, who constantly sought to maintain his appearance at the cost of his morals, a...   [tags: Aesthetics vs. Morality]

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The Picture of Dorian Grey, by Oscar Wilde

- Is it worth maintaining an ornately aesthetic life. Is it better to seek a moral lifestyle following society’s moral standards. With ideal appearances and superficial beauty, a decorated life can seem easier and more luxurious than a moral life. Leading a moral life is not as appealing to most people; and is filled with hardships and trouble over “doing the right thing”. One quality cannot be held without losing the other, due to their conflicting natures. While the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray brings out the central question “Is it better to pursue Aesthetics or Morality?” it describes the life of Dorian Gray, who constantly sought to maintain his appearance at the cost of his morals, a...   [tags: Aesthetics vs. Morality]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Call Me Caitlyn ' And Photographed By Annie Leibovitz

- ... An analysis of "Call Me Caitlyn" through Entwistle 's theory of dress as an embodied practice reveals the unfortunate paradox about Jenner 's performance of a female. While it aims to raise awareness and about transgender issues and challenge the idea of the conventional woman, it serves to actively limit the domain of femininity in another dimension: Jenner 's performance of a female conforms to the social notion of a woman 's body as sensual, sexualized object. A simultaneous study of "Call Me Caitlyn" and Entwistle is of critical importance because not only does it help us realize the perennial nature of the sexual baggage associated with a woman 's body, but perhaps more importantly,...   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Woman, Aesthetics]

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The Mp3 Revolution And The Advent Of Piracy

- ... However, Witt also notes that this has failed to match the expectations in some cases since the listener feels satisfied with the music and thereby lose sense of its aesthetics. Upon release, they no longer find the urge to purchase the music. Although leaking music has helped to introduce some artists, it limits their actual sales in some cases. On the other hand, Witt’s book clearly illustrates that marketing of artistic content is a risky process. Just like gambling, an artist can benefit from his or her work, get fewer rewards or lose his or her entire creation in the process....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, MP3, Artist]

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Analysis Of Death In Tristan and Story In A Mirror

- Both Thomas Mann’s novella “Tristan” (1902) and Ilse Aichinger’s much more abbreviated “Story in a Mirror” (1952) revolve around the topic of death; moreover, both treat their subjects in an aestheticized manner. However, they do so for the sake of achieving different effects. Mann’s purpose is to demonstrate that – for some characters at least – death can lose its emotional impact when it is juxtaposed with beauty and presented in an aesthetic manner; Aichinger’s, in contrast, accentuates the disturbing nature of death by juxtaposing it with the seemingly beautiful, yet ultimately dark imagery....   [tags: Literary Aesthetics, Contrasting Imagery]

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The Work Of Art During The Age Of Its Technological Reproducibility By Walter Benjamin

- In Walter Benjamin’s essay on “The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility,” he examines the multiple concepts of tradition art and applies them to newer inventions of technology such as the camera and film. In the introduction to his essay, Benjamin clearly states that politics is an overriding concern, specifically fascism and how “the concepts which are introduced into the theory of art differ from those now current in that they are completely useless for the purpose of fascism....   [tags: Film, Art, Aesthetics, Fascism]

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Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

- The Transcendental Deductions of the pure concept of the understanding in Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, in its most general sense, explains how concepts relate a priori to objects in virtue of the fact that the power of knowing an object through representations is known as understanding. According to Kant, the foundation of all knowledge is the self, our own consciousness because without the self, experience is not possible. The purpose of this essay is to lay out Kant’s deduction of the pure concept of understanding and show how our concepts are not just empirical, but concepts a priori....   [tags: transcendental deductions, aesthetics]

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Ethics And Divine Command Theory

- ... Therefore, the correctness or wrongness of an action is dependent on its consequential effect. Furthermore, it is often considered as the most natural interpretation, it can predict the outcomes of the actions, and approve the thing that can bring benefits. One should admit that this paradigm stresses the specific context and the features of the individual of the situations that pose moral problems, and it presents a single algorithm for dealing with these individual cases. Another important thing is that this theory rejects all taboos and rigid rule-based moralities which are based on identifying the classes of action (in other words there are two classes: right and wrong things to do),...   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Aesthetics, Religion]

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Stephen Dedalus' Perception of Aesthetics in James Joyce’s novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

- Aesthetics is the philosophy of art. By appreciating the value of aesthetics, one can comprehend the meaning of the abstract notion of beauty. In James Joyce’s novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Stephen Dedalus’ perception of aesthetics is a key component in the main character’s pursuit of individuality and purpose. Through the use of literary techniques such as diction and tone, Joyce conveys the protagonist’s aesthetic development. This artistic growth, paralleled throughout the novel’s external structure with Dedalus’ coming of age, illustrates the life, purpose and aesthetic ambition of an artist: “To discover the mode of life or of art whereby the spirit can express itself...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Response to Nomadic Subjects

- Brandotti's conception of the nomad, as a sort of allegory for post modernist subjectivity, is very interesting. It liberates the mind from the idea of nomadism being related to physical disconnectedness and movement, to something more akin to the cultural identity of the nomad, as being in a state of flux that does not fall into the psychological ruts and categories that typically govern our thought patterns. She demonstrates throughout the essay how we may apply this sort of thought to avoid ethnocentric patterns of thought when we concern ourselves with aesthetics, language, and even every day interactions....   [tags: thoguth, aesthetics, language, interactions]

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Personal And Specific Pleasures Obtained From Art

- ... Stolnitz disagrees, believing one must push aside all experience and view with a disinterested eye. In an article about Gadamer, Nicholas Davey says,“He is primarily concerned with the place of art in our experience of the world.” (Davey). While I understand Gadamer’s concept, Stolnitz’ theory seems less judgmental. He very much thinks that attitude has a role in aesthetics. For example, a collector may prize a painting simply because of the artist, it’s rarity, or it’s popularity. On the other hand, one can be too technical and overlook the aesthetic quality....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Philosophy, Immanuel Kant]

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The Influence of The Black Arts Movement

- The Black Arts Movement proved to be a very pivotal, and much needed moment in African-American literature to disrupt a past tradition of humble, prim, “decorous ambassadors” African-American novelist have been categorized as (Wright 1403). During the movement a shift occurred in the perspectives and understanding of African-American novelists and poets. The conscience of the those in literature seemed to have been awakened as they became aware of their social responsibility and influence in the African-American community....   [tags: a shift in aesthetics]

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British Art Critic And Philosopher, Clive Bell, Defended Abstract Art

- ... In my paper I will be comparing and contrasting Bell’s and Schopenhauer’s theories and criticism of aesthetics such as, aesthetic emotion, aesthetic experience, significant form. According to Bell, “There must be some one quality without which a work of art cannot exist; possessing which, in the least degree, no work is altogether worthless” In other words, Bell declares there must be a guideline of aesthetic standards by which all works of art are judged. In Bell’s book entitled, “Art”, he states the main claim that there is a certain unique aesthetic emotion that is evoked in certain works of art that contain significant form....   [tags: Aesthetics, Immanuel Kant, Art, Psychology]

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The Theatrical and Ritual Aesthetics of Signifying

- Signifying is a way people (usually in a weak position) use coded language to fool a person (usually in a position of power) who doesn’t understand the play on words. The origin of signifying goes back to the African tale of the Signifying Monkey. The Signifying Monkey is a trickster figure of Yoruba mythology; also called Esu-Elegbara in Nigeria and Legaba among the Fon in Dahomey. Signifying uses one word, preserves its original meaning, but puts another oppositional layer of meaning over it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The World Of Art And The Art World

- ... The misogynistic sentiments of the art world of the past linger even today. Women receive less recognition for aesthetic proficiency than men do. Reparations for the wrongs of the past should be considered. The inclusion of feminist aesthetics could smoothly remedy the patriarchal standards that are present in the art world. The Harm of the Male Gaze The misogynistic aesthetic sanctions of the past were much less insidious than they are today. More than just female artists are harmed by the art world....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Fine art, Gender]

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The Role Of Artistic Practices During The 20th Century

- Historical Contex What is art. And what is social change. Are two debates that have intersected at various points in discussions about the role of art in society, for several years. One of the lines of contemporary art that has prevailed mainly in the US and Europe are the artistic practices related to the vindication of political and public in the art. However, when we analyzing this phenomenon we can see that the "social turn" in the art has a close relationship with common problematic in the theory and history of art, which can trace with greater force from the historical Avant-Garde of the first half of the twentieth century and subsequently, the Neo Avant-Garde....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Modernism, Postmodern art]

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Representations of Landscape

- Of all the questions that an exhibition focussing on landscape should raise, the most ironic yet fitting one of all would surely be: where indeed, to begin. As I wander through the locations that are represented in this exhibition (all of them scapes of some description) I realise that my response the first instances I gaze, drawn in by the finality of such a thing as a scene with definitive edges; I consider the specificity of each vista. On the third or fourth encounter I begin to glance: my visual experience of these scenes becomes more fleeting and my time in font of them, bound with them, shortens....   [tags: Exhibition, Nature, Aesthetics]

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Who Is An Artist For Success Or Demise?

- ... Unlike his peers Nick Zangwill, an aesthetics and philosophy professor, does not acknowledge the existence of the audience because the audience can only exist if the artist wants it to. Meaning artists should create what comes to mind, not creating in mind of the audience. His idea supports how people just paint-to-paint or write-to-write whether a profit is made is irrelevant as long as the artist freely expresses him or herself. In my own view Zangwill is taking the “high-road.” Without denouncing the audience he reminds us that art comes from within, and artists should do what comes naturally....   [tags: Art, Arts, Aesthetics, Art critic]

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Translating Art Installation into ICT: Lessons Learned from an Experience at Workspace

- ... As shown in figure 2, others differences between Before I die and WishBoard are: people can personalize your message selecting a color, this is how we translated the colored chalk; the WishBoard installation is formed by a set of displays where users can read messages instead of chalkboards or walls. Figure 2. “Before I die” and WishBoard: a) leave a message (chalk versus phone); b) personalize message (chalk versus font); c) read messages (blackboard versus public screen). According to Farnham et al....   [tags: interactive digital art, relational aesthetics]

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Art And Vision : Paul Crowther

- Paul Crowther, Phenomenologies of Art and Vision: A Post-Analytic Turn, Bloomsbury, 2013, pp. 195,b/w plates 14, cloth Whilst Crowther’s readers and the philosopher himself consider Phenomenologies of Art and Vision: A Post-Analytic Turn to be primarily a contribution to the field of aesthetics, which develops further his philosophical writing about visual art, we conclude that the book does a lot more than that. Crowther’s main point is that, if visual art is to be understood in ways going beyond the spectatorial viewpoint alone, art must be examined within both the analytic and phenomenological traditions of philosophy (page)....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Martin Heidegger, Fine art]

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The Neo Wittgensteinian Theory Of Art

- Among the many theories of art that have emerged over time, the theory I will defend in this paper is the Neo-Wittgensteinian theory of Art. I will defend this view against the following (two) objections: a) The “open concept” idea of art is too expansive, and b) the “family resemblance” theory of artworks is also too expansive. The Neo-Wittgensteinian theory of Art has been modeled mainly after the ideologies and teachings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, a philosopher and logician from Austria. Much of his work focuses on the validity of the use of language, which is applied to the argument I made in this paper....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Aesthetics, Fine art]

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Aunt Jemima's Advertising Campaign from the Late 19th to the Late 20th Century

- In the late 1880's in Missouri two men named Chris L. Rutt and Charles G. Underwood created a revolutionary instant pancake flour mix. They created the trademark after visiting a theater and seeing women in blackface, aprons, and red bandanas doing a performance of a song entitled "Old Aunt Jemima." This popular song of the time inspired them to use this very image as their company logo. Rutt and Underwood used many different ways to exploit this new image. They used posters, live appearances, memorabilia, and of course on the product itself....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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Thinking Outside the Box in "Ways of Seeing"

- A man and a woman lived inside a brick house for over 50 years. They had a fear of the outdoors so they never went outside and no one ever visit. The couple lived their life in solitude. The limited knowledge they had of places and things they shared with each other. The man had this concept of color everything was either black or white. The man would say that an object was white even if it was a light shade of yellow. He would also say that an object was black even if it was a dark shade of purple or blue....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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An Analysis of "between Cult and Culture: Bamiyan,

- An analysis of "Between Cult and Culture: Bamiyan, Islamic Iconoclasm, and the Museum," In "Between Cult and Culture: Bamiyan, Islamic Iconoclasm, and the Museum," Finbarr Barry Flood expresses many ideas concerning Islamic iconoclasm. His focus was on the ."..iconoclastic practices of Muslims living in the eastern Islamic world, especially Afghanistan and India." Flood discusses issues with traditional patterns considering Islamic iconoclasm and the "many paradoxes" that "complicate" our understanding of Islamic iconoclasm....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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Comparing Phaedrus And Plato And Schopenhaur : Breach Between Beauty And Morality

- ... When love and beauty are ruled by desire for pleasure, beauty in its pure form cannot be attained. Socrates says that a man who is not ruled by this Beauty and is ruled by a selfish drive for pleasure will stop his loved one from reaching this place of beauty also. He says: A man who is ruled by desire and is a slave to pleasure will turn his boy into whatever is most pleasing to himself... he will be jealous and keep the boy away from the good company of anyone who could make a better man of him; and that will cause him a great deal of harm, especially if he keeps him away from what would most improve his mind - ......   [tags: Aesthetics, Philosophy, Plato, Socrates]

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Oscar Wilde's Views on Art

- I'm at wit's end here; I've looked in countless periodicals, dictionaries, and reference books. I've been all over the internet, found some very interesting things that we needn't go into here, and don't even get me started on the thesaurus. All this research and I still can't find a good definition of the word art. This is an Extended Definition Essay. A definition is kind of an important thing to have, don't you think. Okay lets just calm down and look at this again. The most common definition I could find told me that art is a one syllable noun that means: expressions within a medium....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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An Analysis Of George Berkeley 's The Italian Renaissance

- ... Italian painting c. 1400 especially showcases the entire Renaissance movement’s shift in perspective toward more realistic art. Girolamo Savonarola, a friar and preacher in Florence during the fifteenth century, said of Italian portraits, “The closer they imitate nature, the more pleasure they give” (Burke 144). His viewpoints seem to mirror the majority opinion of the time, as famed artists, such as Leonardo De Vinci and Botticelli, painted scenes that seemed to live in three dimensions (Burke 144-145).The art of the period, however, was painted for diverse purposes and the motivations of both artists and their sponsors was much different from what we see in Asheville’s American society...   [tags: Renaissance, Florence, Art, Aesthetics]

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An Art Museum At Six Years Old

- ... Art is everywhere around us and beauty comes from accepting it as craftmanship. Kallen vaguely grasps the idea that art does not necessarily have to be beautiful for it to be revered. Ultimately, it “would be difficult to find a single work of art which has not been appraised as both beautiful and ugly at the same time” (Kallen 317). This is because, while most people find Beauty in the same general sense, there are instances where a person will find the piece of art unappealing. For example, if there are two people and one person loves country music and the other person loathes country music, the former will describe it as a form of art....   [tags: Art, Modernism, Human, Aesthetics]

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Shakespeare 's Transition Into The Digital World

- ... While this may seem almost ridiculous to name a man who died almost 400 years ago a celebrity, when looking at the numerous examples of Bardolatry taking place on a daily basis, it is easy to make the case. A man that we know only minimal knowledge of beyond his artistic abilities, has spawned more books and films about his life and speculative relationships than anybody other than religious figures. “Michael Bristol, focusing on the outcome of the developing Shakespeare Myth, argues that Shakespeare has become ‘big-time’....   [tags: Art, Culture, The Culture, Aesthetics]

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Universal Form of Communication

- The greatest and most understood form of communication in the world is not mathematics, or even the modern language, but the arts. The arts can be broken into three major sects, the musical arts, the visual arts, and the most widely understood the dramatic arts. Much debate can be consequent due to this decree, yet one argument can be drawn upon for this statement. An example of how drama can be universally experienced by all is if one is blind he or she can still experience the musical arts; however, if one is deaf, the ability to experience the visual arts can still be attained....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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The Metaphysical Agenda

- From the beginning of our time, the species of man has expressed himself/ herself through various mediums and proven devotion there in to various ideals . Since the cave paintings of the Upper Paleolithic some 40,000 years ago; past conceptualism into the most modern to post-modern work of today, the dawns of new methodology and concept shatters old and often unfavorable views of the reality. A system of one-up-manship had been desired, one capable of building new structures for society, by that society and into the next (Michael)....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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Art in Society

- Without art, the world would be a vast empty void of uncreative, unimaginative, non-colourful, bland society; Toast with no butter or topping; boring, life-draining death of the mind. Art is absolutely everywhere in everyday society, yet goes almost unnoticed and unappreciated by some; television, movies, music, stories, billboards, ads, even clothes and jewellery. These are all symbols of art or art in there own right, and without the Arts, there would be none of this. Art has created all these things that go unappreciated, has changed all the unimaginative, has manipulated the place we live into a more beautiful and wonderful place to live....   [tags: Aesthetics]

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Black Culture Needs A Motivating Force Behind Their Community

- ... Black art is important to the black culture because it is the motivating force behind the revolution. It is getting the people of the community to support the revolution and make for a better life. In the essay it states, “Black art must expose the enemy, praise the people and support the revolution” (52). Black art is important to the survival of the black culture and the key to a better life, by revolution. Ron Karenga relies the message that a black aesthetic is essential to the revolution, in that it will help to judge the validity of the art in the black culture....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Black people, Need]

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Art Is A Medium Through Which Emotions And Ideas Can Be Conveyed

- ... However, since in a chapel artwork is not merely there for observance it also serves a religious purpose of storytelling, having labels would detract from the emotional connection that the presence of the art evokes in the chapel. The lack of text for instance, allows the viewer to focus on what the purpose of the painting is and what story it tells. Viewing the paintings and sculptures in a chapel instead of a museum brings to life the teachings of Christianity since when the mass is taking place, the verbal message by the priest is supported by textual evidence in the bible and finally visually by the paintings that surround the chapel....   [tags: Emotion, Art, Aesthetics, Santa Barbara]

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Richard Huelsenbeck 's Manifesto - First German Dada Manifesto

- ... It accomplished this by tearing the conventional ethics, culture, and inwardness, according to Huelsenbeck. Dada or Dadaism was a form of artistic anarchy. It despised social, political and cultural values of the time. However, it did embrace elements of art, music, poetry, theatre, dance and politics. Dada was not so much a style of art like Cubism or Fauvism; it was more a protest movement with an anti-establishment manifesto. Artists from this movement are known for their use of readymade objects - everyday objects that could be bought and presented as art with little changed made by the artist....   [tags: Dada, Art, Marcel Duchamp, Aesthetics]

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Animal Eating As A Social Practice

- ... Curnutt asks his audience to understand that no moral agent can be required to destroy your health for the sake of others; therefore, a diet having this consequence is not morally justified. Does vegetarianism put an individual 's health at serious risk. Kathryn Paxton George has argued that a vegetarian diet would make several people worse off in their overall well-being than they would otherwise be if they ate animals. Evelyn Pluhar has disputed many of George’s findings by arguing that vitamin and mineral supplementation; as well as appropriate plan sources will alleviate any deficiencies....   [tags: Morality, Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Aesthetics]

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Mass Marketing and Cultural Appropriation

- ... Cultural exchange must always be mutually made, between two different cultures (Uwujaren). The key is common understanding and equality (Uwujaren). It is one’s personal responsibility to, listen to those of marginalized cultures, comprehend the blatant and subtle ways their culture has been appropriated, and educate themselves on the proper ways to engage with these cultures (Uwujaren). As a result of appropriation, marginalized cultures face the bitter end. There is a history of viewing people of different cultures as exotic, uncivilized, barbaric, savage, and worthy of ridicule (“Culture Clash”)....   [tags: reducing cultural artifacts to mere aesthetics]

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Plato 's Theory Of Knowledge And Wisdom

- ... In the book Speak, the main character, Melinda, had to make several pieces of art that involved a tree for her art class assignment. Her struggle to make it the best it could be, by carving, drawing, painting, or sculpting, is like a microcosm for her struggle in shaping herself into the best person she could be. The tree, which is art, imitated Melinda. Art imitates life. It was a symbol of what she went through and where she ended up at the end of the book. Melinda 's finished work of art, the strong tree with many branches, represented the new Melinda who was braver and could stand up for herself and speak....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak]

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The Ban Of Beauty Pageant

- Glitz, Glamour and ready to take the stage in front of the judges. Talents are shown and questions are answered to find the right girl to take home the crown. The judges gather together and select a winner. All these things are what go into Beauty Pageants but what happens to the loser, what happens to the young girl or women that is watching or participating in the pageant. These pageants based the winner of their beauty that is often enhance with make-up and fake tans. This places young girls into adult like situations and cause many problems in the long run for not only young girls but also women that is of age....   [tags: Beauty contest, Beauty, Aesthetics, Self-esteem]

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How Design And Fine Art

- ... The Sun Box is an installation by the architect Chris Bardt which is clearly distinguishable from Set, and I use it as a foil to prove my point. The Sun Box, as the title of the installation states, is a box in which the suns light shines through the structure, casting sunspots on specific points on the ground marked out with ceramic disks correlating with times of the day. The construction of the box consists of hundreds of wooden panels spliced together, creating apertures of different sizes to allow the sunlight in....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Aesthetics, Conceptual art]

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Aesthetic Judgement of an Art Work

- In the following essay I will discuss whether it is possible for judgements of the aesthetic quality of works of art to be always merely personal; and what are the circumstances in which they are not personal. I will demonstrate what the necessary conditions are for an aesthetic judgement to be made accurately. I would, therefore, suggest that if aesthetics of the judgements of taste are merely personal, then these judgements would be improper, therefore proper judgements of taste are not personal....   [tags: analysis, emmanuel kant, hegel]

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Aesthetic Pleasure and Theories

- When it comes to aesthetic pleasure, there are many ways of arriving at the notion that something is aesthetically pleasing or something is art, cultures differ, but there are four theories that allow discussion on how or why something is aesthetically pleasing. These theories are; The Theory of Expression, The Theory of Representation, Institutional Theory and Formal Theory. But before proceeding one must understand what aesthetic pleasure is. Aesthetic pleasure is the pleasure received from seeing or hearing something beauty, as long as something is beautiful then that something is art....   [tags: Music, Rap]

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The Hippie Aesthetic Era of Rock and Roll

- ... Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” is a great example of a song that falls in the middle. “Billie Jean”, (, is a song written by Michael Jackson that was a little bit of both hippie aesthetic and not. It is about a woman who stalked Jackson and claimed that he is the father of her baby (Covach, “Introduction to Rock”). This is represented in the chorus, “Billie Jean is not my lover. She is just a girl who claims that I am the one but the child is not my son” (“Lyricsmania”)....   [tags: issues, technology, music, song]

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The Budding Periods Of Industrial Modernization

- ... This newly identified specialty became transformed into a sophisticated skill of knowledge due to the teachings of Dr. Hugh Welch Diamond, a successful psychiatrist and photographer who found utter fascination in using photos to treat mental illnesses. In 1857, Robinson opened up a photographic studio in Leamington, England, hoping to spread his expertise for the visual arts by producing original works that would later prompt the ambition of the Pictorialism Movement due to reason of hidden meanings....   [tags: Photography, Camera, Art, Aesthetics]

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The Ethical And Of Science

- ... This may be due to the settings of the time: post American Enlightenment. After this big movement, people became more curious about the world around them, and they started to question everything logically. They started to challenge the rules of the church and the justification “because God made it so.” Because of this, man also started to challenge Nature. In the novel, Nature is presented as a cunning and powerful deity: “Nature assimilates all her precious influences from earth and air…our great creative Mother, while she amuses us with apparently working in the broadest sunshine, is yet severely careful to keep her own secrets, and, in spite of her pretended openness, shows us nothin...   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Marriage, Aesthetics]

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Hume And John Stuart Mill

- ... For instance, moral rights. People have a preconceived notion that some laws are unjust. As a result, movements are formed in attempt to change the law(s), like that of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who fought against segregation laws. At that point in time some people believed that segregation laws were perfectly fine and just, but many did not feel as if they were and went against them. Although appearing as completely unjust in the eyes of others, it was morally right for these civil rights leaders to fight for equality....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Aesthetics, Moral]

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Plato 's View Of Art

- ... To conclude Plato 's views on poetry is which that it brings unethical promotion of false passions, it is far from being realistic for it fails to share educational value, and last it is far from philosophical as it does not speak towards true knowledge but rather just an imitation of an imitation. Going into Aristotle 's view towards Plato 's view, Aristotle agrees with Plato regarding the fact that poets and create arts are imitation. Being that, they imitate of things as they are, as they are told, and how things would be....   [tags: Truth, Poetry, Art, Aesthetics]

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Art Is A Human Skill

- ... Which help allows individuals to recognize those intelligible experiences within thoughts and emotions of the world. More importantly, I believe when observers appreciate a piece of artwork it can transmit an intense and assured self-fulfilling feeling back towards its creator. Personally for me I’ve always been drawn towards art forms that unveil themselves of stories and development of character because they illuminate parts of our experiences that we may subconsciously be hiding from ourselves....   [tags: Art, Aesthetics, Human, Feeling]

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What´s Making an Aesthetic Judgment?

- Making an aesthetic judgment is about expressing an opinion of whether a work of art is worthy of being intrinsically valuable. The means of arriving at an aesthetic judgment has being a topic of much debate among philosophers and psychologists, as it begs into question what the qualities of aesthetics are (if such exist), and the cognitive mechanisms that propel us to define them as so. Perhaps aesthetic judgment can be thought of as something derivational; for the means of arriving at any judgment involve a process of assessments, in which we decide whether something is good or bad, big or small, beautiful or ugly....   [tags: observation of art, value]

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Canadian Improv Games and Aesthetic Experiences

- Aesthetics can be a hard term to fully comprehend as well as trying it can be difficult acknowledging an event is an aesthetic experience, such as the Canadian Improv games. Attending an event that is new to a person can be very scary along with h abrupt, but is you prepare for the experience, let your emotions do the talking, and reflect on how the experience itself broadened your view a person should have no problems with contemplating on attending the event a second time. Prior to attending the Canadian improv games I used the internet to search for the rules, watch videos, also they may consider trying to find the correct way an improve scene is supposed to progress, because understandin...   [tags: Improvisation, Performances]

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Mandatory School Uniforms

- Some people feels that mandatory school uniforms may teach students a negative lesson about community while some believe that students should base life choices on their own internal values such as their life choices. Such an argument touches directly upon the rights of freedom of expression for all U.S citizens especially the parents and the students involved. While some parents and teachers seek to ensure the safety and security of their school children, some believe adopting a mandatory school uniform is not appropriate method for ensuring such safety, two groups opposing mandatory school uniform are civil libertarians and older students....   [tags: Violence, Aesthetics, Price]

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Poverty Is The Severe Deprivation Of Humans ' Basic Necessities Of Life, And Singer

- ... Applying this analogy to Singer’s argument, let us assume that absolute poverty is something we agree to be a bad thing. If affluent individuals have the power to alleviate the people dying from the lack of basic necessities to life, then they ought to do so. This is because the luxury goods wealthy people spend their money on is of lesser moral value as compared to the lives of those in absolute poverty. Therefore, they have a moral obligation to assist those in absolute poverty, and not doing so is akin to letting the child drown in the shallow pond; it is something that is seriously morally wrong (Singer, 2010, p.135)....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of life]

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