Aesthetic Response Essays

  • Multiculturalism In Music

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    group of white musicians and the rapper would be black. However, examples from the past and present shows that these stereotypes are untrue. Music is defined as “The art of organizing tones to produce a coherent sequence of sounds to elicit an aesthetic response in a listener” (Morris, 864). This country’s youth is unlike any others, we have much control over what we do, and music is something that evolves around all of us. In this essay, I will discuss the evolution of youth music ranging from early

  • Aesthetics

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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

  • Responses to Human Crises Revealed in The Rite by Hiroko Takenishi

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    Responses to Human Crises Revealed in The Rite In the short story "The Rite," Hiroko Takenishi tells of some of the horrors that took place during and after the bombing of Hiroshima. This story was a creative response to the actual devastation Hiroko witnessed. She may have chosen to write this story as fiction rather than an autobiography in order to distance herself from the pain. This work may have served as a form of therapy, by allowing her to express her feelings without becoming personal

  • Responses to the Challenge of Amoralism

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    Responses to the Challenge of Amoralism ABSTRACT: To the question "Why should I be moral?" there is a simple answer (SA) that some philosophers find tempting. There is also a response, common enough to be dubbed the standard response (SR), to the simple answer. In what follows, I show that the SA and SR are unsatisfactory; they share a serious defect. To the question, "Why should I be moral?" there is a simple answer (SA) that some philosophers find tempting. There is also a response, common

  • Responses to the Development of Capitalism DBQ

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    Responses to Capitalism DBQ Throughout the 19th century, capitalism seemed like an economic utopia for some, but on the other hand some saw it as a troublesome whirlpool that would lead to bigger problems. The development of capitalism in popular countries such as in England brought the idea that the supply and demand exchange systems could work in most trade based countries. Other countries such as Russia thought that the proletariats and bourgeoisie could not co-exist with demand for power and

  • Journey To My Past: Responses to Silent Dancing Story

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    Journey To My Past: Responses to Silent Dancing Story 1 Journal of Reading Silent Dancing Many people say, "Do not judge a book by its cover," but the cover of this book drew me into a journey of reading. The line of the letters Silent Dancing is on top; just below that is a picture of a beautiful four-year old girl. Perhaps she lives with a wealthy family; the girl looks so cute and pretty in her dress. Like many other young girls who usually love toys, she is holding a rattlebox; however

  • What Are Aesthetics?

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    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

  • Summary Of Rosenblatt's Theory Of Aesthetic Reading

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    By examining Rosenblatt’s (1978) theory of aesthetic reading, which views readers as drawing on their

  • Difference Between Art And Tolstoy

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    supply us a particular kind of pleasure. Philosophers claim that aesthetic emotion is based on perception. It can be determined by an individual’s focus on a specific object. Bell defines art as significant form whereas Tolstoy defines art as communication of feelings. Bell believed all objects provoke aesthetic emotion by the elements of an artwork but Tolstoy would disagree. According to Bell, visual art evokes an emotional response from the audience through its qualities. In the excerpt Art, he

  • A Review of Responses to the National Endowment for the Arts Report, “Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America”

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    -at-risk-survey.htm>. Rachel. “More on Reading at Risk”. Online Posting. 23 August 2004. Banana Republican. 19 Sept. 2004 <>. Schwartz, Nomi. “NEA’s Reading at Risk Elicits Strong, Varied Responses.” American Booksellers Association Online. 15 July 2004. 19 Sept. 2004. <>. Solomon, Andrew. “Reading at Risk: Lack of Interest in Literature is a Crisis.” Commentary – Columbia Daily Tribune. 8 Aug. 2004

  • Aesthetic Music Educatin and the Influence of Bennett Reimer

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    An explicit concept since the late 1950s, aesthetic education first developed to provide a strong philosophical foundation for music education and continues to evolve as a solid theoretical orientation for current effective practices. Bennett Reimer has contributed much to the discussion and development of the value of aesthetic education for the teaching and learning of music. Others in music education also support and promote these ideals and focus on developing an improved understanding for music

  • Arthur Schopenhauer's Theory Of Abstract Art

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    try to look like something. Bell’s aesthetic theory concentrated on aesthetic experience. In his book titled, “Art”, his main claim states that there is a certain uniquely aesthetic emotion that are evoked and there are certain qualities that a work of art contain that evoke aesthetic emotion. In the visual arts, what evokes this emotion are certain forms and relations of forms which include line and color. Bell called this “significant form”. Aesthetic response to significant form is not to be identified

  • The Explanatory Gap: The Responses of Horgan and Papineau

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    The Explanatory Gap: The Responses of Horgan and Papineau The what it is like to undergo an experience is essential to understanding that experience. Known by philosophers as subjective qualia, these characteristics are part of what makes a felt experience exactly that experience. If we introspect our own mental states, this seems apparent and incontrovertible. Most philosophers are unwilling to grant that subjective qualia are non-physical states, and attempts to face this problem and maintain

  • Responses to the Doctrine of Mind-Brain Identity

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    Responses to the Doctrine of Mind-Brain Identity To be in pain is, for example, is to have one's c-fibres, or more likely a-fibres, firing in the central nervous system; to believe that broccoli will kill you is to have one's B(bk)-fibres firing, and so on. The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy:Chapter 5 'Philosophy of Mind' by William G. Lycan The theory or doctrine of mind-brain identity, as its name implies, denies the claim of dualists that mind and brain (or consciousness and matter)

  • Cameron’s The Terminator and Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale as Responses to Neo-conservatism

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    From abortion to pornography, the “war on drugs” to the end of the Cold War, the 1980s played host to considerable controversy; amidst such political uneasiness, then, it seems that Reagan Era rejuvenated middle-America’s latent conservatism. This return to the traditional Puritan values of the “nuclear family” also sponsored heightened State intervention and policing of the private sphere, thereby buttressing cultural myths of the dangerous, unknown “Other”. As such a fear of the Other was socially

  • Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser as Responses to Vichy France

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    Jean-Paul Sartre and Louis Althusser as Responses to Vichy France The Second World War seems to have had an enormous impact on theorists writing on literary theory. While their arguments are usually confined to a structure that at first blush seems to only apply to theory, a closer examination finds that they contain an inherently political aspect. Driven by the psychological trauma of the war, theorists, particularly French theorists, find themselves questioning the structures that led to

  • Kant’s Aesthetic Theory and the Problem of Particularity

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    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. Accordingly, the "Deduction of Judgments of Taste" (KU, § 38) aims to show how reflective aesthetic judgments can be "imputed" a priori to all human subjects. The Deduction is not successful: Kant manages only to justify the imputation

  • Interaction Design

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    1. AESTHETICS OF INTERACTION DESIGN As being a designer I always try to design something new, creative and interactive. Most of the people think that designers are born to modify and beautify things, which is totally wrong designers give directions of living; they transform the ugly into beautiful things. I have a deep interest in aesthetics and that I am tackling with the concept of aesthetics on a daily basis, in words as well as in drawings, movies, prototypes and other artifacts of interaction

  • Eve’s Food Preparation: Art and Experience in Eden

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    part of paradisal bliss” (18). Indeed, Eve’s artistic activity makes Eden seem all the more delightful to the reader. However, with a careful examination of how Eve’s art is perceived by the poem’s male characters, it becomes evident that Eve’s aesthetics do not quite fit. It is tempting for the reader, who lives in a “fallen” world, so unequivocally in favor of artistic culture, to praise Eden for examples of cultural activity within it. However, just about every example of Eve’s artistic activity

  • The Attraction To Beauty In John Berger's The White Bird

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    distain of nature, when there is a moment where the clouds clear and the sun peaks through, it moves us (82). Berger calls this the “aesthetic emotion”. It is difficult to explain in words, but is an emotion grounded deeply in all humans. Think about the sunrise, or a waterfall, or even something as simple as a flower. That warmth in your chest? That’s the aesthetic emotion. It is hope for a brighter future and, as the villagers who hang the white birds in their kitchens and chapels during long and