Aesthetics Essays & Research Papers

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  • aesthetics - 4720 Words
    PARRHESIA NUMBER 1 • 2006 • 1 – 12 Thinking between disciplines: an aesthetics of knowledge1 Jacques Rancière Translated by Jon Roffe What should be understood by the invocation of an ‘aesthetics of knowledge’? It is clearly not a matter of saying that the forms of knowledge must take on an aesthetic dimension. The expression presupposes that such a dimension does not have to be added as a supplementary ornament, that it is there in every sense as an immanent given of knowledge....
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  • Aesthetics and Beauty - 407 Words
    Beauty is everywhere. This world is full of beauty and anything can be considered beautiful. By definition, beauty is a combination of qualities present in a thing or person that pleases aesthetic senses or brings satisfaction. It’s not just a person’s outward appearance that can be defined by beauty, beauty can be anything. Beauty is subjective and it has many criteria’s for an object to be considered “beautiful”. No matter how anyone can describe physical beauty, it is a conclusion that...
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  • Representationalism and Aesthetics - 2385 Words
    Representationalism and Aesthetics If one were to be provided a spectator’s view of visitors of an art museum, they would witness a microcosm of the appreciation of art in its entirety. Some observers of art might simply glance at a piece of artwork and shrug it off for its unaesthetic appearance, others might try to delve deeper into what it’s standing for. Multiple factors would possibly come into play; the audiences’ reaction, the inquisition into the artist’s original intention, and...
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  • Aesthetics essay - 1781 Words
    Today, in the 21st century media controls people's perspective on what they think is beautiful. Many people live each day feeling insecure about anything that doesn't appear on the celebrities on the front cover of magazines. Walking the streets with low self-esteem is an everyday problem that many people suffer from. What can they do to rebuild their confidence, and live their life to the fullest without hiding behind their flaws? They can visit an aesthetician. An aesthetician performs...
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  • Aesthetic Labour - 7397 Words
    This article was downloaded by: [University Of Surrey] On: 30 December 2014, At: 06:07 Publisher: Routledge Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK The Service Industries Journal Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/fsij20 Aesthetic Labour in Interactive Service Work: Some Case Study Evidence from the ‘New’...
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  • The Concept of the Aesthetic - 344 Words
    From the very birth of civilization man has been on his onward quest for knowing the hidden traits of nature .In fact he got at first awed by the very qualities of it and then he tried to reason out the secret behind such a happening. The same holds true for CLOUD. In fact I would like to tackle this topic at first from purely aesthetic view point .If we turn back the pages of history we will find various bards independent of language and topographic barriers churning out exquisite pieces in...
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  • Aesthetic Domain - 761 Words
    Aesthetic Domain The domain that interests me the most is the aesthetic domain. The aesthetic domain is the appreciation of the arts and enjoyment of sensory experiences. I believe art is an important part to learning and expands the imagination and creation of a child. Art allows children to express feelings, thoughts and creativity. Although every domain is imperative to a child’s education, I believe the aesthetic domain ranks as one of the most important domains. When the aesthetic...
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  • Art and Aesthetics - 773 Words
    As time and centuries pass simultaneously art evolves too. During the Greek – Roman period in history art was a powerful medium and was used as a research instrument for studying the human body. The Greeks loved perfection, religion, and their government. These values were transferred to the Romans who adapted the Greek culture together with their swag. Later on by doing so, the mixture of both cultures came to be known as the “classical civilization” (The Greek Spirit pg. 99). The Greco-Roman...
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  • Aesthetics Essay - 511 Words
    What types of objects do you think count as art? What sorts of things do not? For example, can quilting be art? Explain why you include and exclude the things that you do. What makes them art or not art? I think many things can be considered a form of art. Though there may be a variety of opinions concerning what is and what isn’t art. I believe if an object can be somehow be aesthetically pleasing then it must be art or hold some sort of artistic value. Art is something that is measured by the...
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  • Aesthetics in Art - 1988 Words
    Part I Art is commonly recognized as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). When applied to an aesthetic value, “art” cannot be as easily contained to this definition; the idea of what constitutes as art or not is largely left up to the viewer’s interpretation. The viewer determines what expectations are created, where the work stands in relation to the...
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  • Art and Aesthetics - 767 Words
    Art and Aesthetics Everything that we see around us is piece of art, but not everyone is able to notice it. Main thing that distinguish art and not art is only our attitude, the way we look at object that we are observing and the way artist present the art work to his audience. Personally I think that everything might be an art if you use your creativity, include your imagination and release all your potential, which was inherent in you by nature many years ago, while you are looking...
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  • The Aesthetic Experience - 793 Words
    There is beauty surrounding us in our everyday world from the environment in which we inhabit and the sonic wallpaper of nature we hear everyday to even the body and mind of our human spirit. That is what makes us human, the understanding, desire, and acknowledgment of beauty which sets us apart from the other creatures of the earth. Unlike some creatures, such as birds and their nests and reptiles with their flashy colored bodies, we see beauty in more ways than for the purpose of procreation....
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  • Kants Aesthetics - 2066 Words
    Kant on Beauty and the Sublime When Immanuel Kant discusses his thoughts on the aesthetic experience in his third critique, The Critique of Judgment, he takes a different route than many philosophers have. Kant doesn’t begin with art itself, or even what qualifies art as beautiful. He is interested instead, as the title of his third critique might give away, the experience of the beholder when they are exposed to beauty, and how our judgment of beauty is formulated. He can’t tell you what...
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  • aesthetic value - 2267 Words
     10. Aesthetic Value I have found it impossible (though not for want of trying) to find a way of avoiding commitment to a concept of aesthetic value. The general theory of value remains in an unsatisfactory state; and aesthetic value in particular presents various unsettled questions. But, as in the first edition, I find myself always driven back to the idea that in calling an artwork a good one -- or a good poem or good choreography -- we must be ascribing some form of (nonmoral) value to...
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  • arts ans aesthetics - 1188 Words
    Art is a powerful medium of communication with the world at large, artists hold the power to influence the way people think and live. Art defines our consciousness; therefore, it can impart and instruct as well as entertain at the same time. -artists serve the function of being role models in society because of their far reaching influence so it is obligatory on their part that they seek to establish a correlation between a proper ethical conduct and their artistic expression How best to...
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  • Aesthetics and Architecture - 587 Words
    Aesthetics and Architecture of 1929 - 1949 Design is not always about aesthetic values anymore, but rather the orchestra of how the buildings and environments fit into the city fabric, how they achieve goals in terms of city regulations and how the numbers work to fulfill the developments of the project. Architects and urban designers are in the side that should satisfy these whole aspects - so not only the buildings are beautiful in the drawing plans or in the computer screen,...
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  • Art and Aesthetics - 90743 Words
    Art and Aesthetics at Work Edited by Adrian Carr and Philip Hancock Art and Aesthetics at Work This page intentionally left blank Art and Aesthetics at Work Edited by Adrian Carr University of Western Sydney and Philip Hancock University of Warwick Editorial matter, selection and Chapters 1, 5 and 9 © Adrian Carr and Philip Hancock 2003 Other chapters (in order) © Adrian Carr; George Cairns and Tamar Jeffers; Mary-Ellen Boyle; Catrina Alferoff and David Knights;...
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  • Aesthetic Discrimination - 8541 Words
    Journal of Services Research, Volume 9, Number 2 (October 2009 - March 2010) ©2009 by Institute for International Management and Technology. All Rights Reserved. Aesthetic labour represents a state of discriminatory practice, based on accent, gendered body shape and language, modulated voice, scripted expression, and other suitable body attributes of employees, often observed in the hospitality and retail sectors. It implies organisational preferences for recruitment of culturally tuned,...
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  • The Role of Theory in Aesthetics - 1223 Words
    Weitz and the Role of Theory in Aesthetics In the past, the main goal of aesthetics has been to formulate a definition of art. A definition is a statement of the necessary and sufficient properties of what is being defined. This statement has to prove its purpose of giving a true or false claim about the nature, or essence of art and what characterizes it from anything else. Many theorists sustain that unless we know what art is, we cannot begin to respond to it adequately or to say...
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  • Aesthetic Labour 2 - 5052 Words
    International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research Aesthetic labor, rocky horrors, and the 007 Dynamic Bernie Quinn Article information: Downloaded by University of Surrey At 06:08 30 December 2014 (PT) To cite this document: Bernie Quinn, (2008),"Aesthetic labor, rocky horrors, and the 007 Dynamic", International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 2 Iss 1 pp. 77 - 85 Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/17506180810856158...
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  • Aesthetics and Inner Beauty - 533 Words
    “What Meets the Eyes” by Daniel Akst , goes about in the way of explain the inner beauty of people. It was focused not only of the outside looks but the inner personality and the inner beauty of different people. In the world today we don’t tend to treat people the way we should. We take a look at face value and judge right then and there. This is horrible to know society has grown to not have respect for the inner beauty of people, rather than judge the outer beauty of one another ....
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  • Murder: Aesthetics and Poe - 12085 Words
    Murder as a Fine Art: Basic Connections between Poe's Aesthetics, Psychology, and Moral Vision Author(s): Joseph J. Moldenhauer Source: PMLA, Vol. 83, No. 2 (May, 1968), pp. 284-297 Published by: Modern Language Association Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1261183 . Accessed: 02/06/2011 19:35 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use, available at . http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp. JSTOR's Terms and Conditions...
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  • Importance of Aesthetics LITERATURE REVIEW
     2015-1 GEN4107 Research Methods Dr. A. Imboden and Dr. R. Lewis Literature review Statement of authorship I certify that this dissertation is my own work and contains no material that has been accepted for the award of any degree or diploma in any institute, college or university. Moreover, to the best of my knowledge and belief, it contains no material previously published or written by another person, except where due reference is made in the text of the dissertation....
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  • The Effects of Color Contrast and Aesthetics
    000949501 COLOR Harmony Definition of terms: Chroma refers to amount of intensity that a color has Red is very bright with a high intensity Grey is very “dull” and has a low intensity Value refers to the lightness or darkness of a color Pink is light and has a high value Maroon is dark and has a low value Background Works: Betty...
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  • On Adorno S Aesthetic Theory
    One of the dominant motifs of the "Situation" section, is the concept of the "new" (see also, the modern) and its relationship to the situation of art. This concept and its dialectical...complications/implications is absolutely fundamental to Adorno's philosophy in general, especially in relation to a motif of failed (or aborted) revolutions and their relation to what Adorno occasionally refers to as the aging of modernity. Whither Adorno’s account of the "resistance to the new”? For him, any...
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  • The Aesthetics of the Japanese Bento Box
    It was just a week ago when I last had my meal at McDonald's, eating my food without even thinking about the way it was sloppily presented at me, with my ice cream sundae dripping off the sides of the cup. Without much care about the way my food looks, I was just like everyone else in my table, very hurriedly taking my sandwich, and once in awhile criticizing the way the food tastes ("ang alat ng fries ngayon a"). This is such a stark contrast to the way food is appreciated outside urban...
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  • David Hume- Aesthetics - 1710 Words
    David Hume David Hume is one of the most significant thinkers among the Enlightenment. He is motivated by the question what is beauty, and how certain responses to artwork reflect objectivity. Hume’s essay of 1757,“Of the Standard of Taste” elegantly describes examples of the tradition of aesthetic judgment The growth of scientific knowledge influenced a sense of general optimism among Enlightenment thinkers. This sense of optimism in result called for a more critical use of human...
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  • Aesthetic Values and Objects - 742 Words
    1. When looking at the differences between cultural, natural, and truly aesthetic objects, it’s relatively easy to define each in their own ways. Cultural objects differ from natural objects in the sense that cultural objects have been placed in an artistic manner by, and for the human population, whereas natural objects are in the most basic term, objects placed by nature for no other external reason. For instance, a bed of rocks laying among a path, strewn out for an artistic affect is...
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  • Aesthetics Essay 4 - 6562 Words
    Aesthetics Aesthetics (also spelled æsthetics or esthetics) is commonly known as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste.[1] More broadly, scholars in the field define aesthetics as "critical reflection on art, culture and nature."[2][3] Aesthetics is a subdiscipline of axiology, a branch of philosophy, and is closely associated with the philosophy of art.[4] Aesthetics studies new ways of seeing and of perceiving the world.[5] *...
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  • Aesthetics of Knowledge Maps - 517 Words
    Aesthetics of Knowledge Maps If “a picture is worth a thousand words”, what is the worth of each word? Does the value of the aesthetic decrease through this transition? The human brain is trained to believe that there is a word to describe aesthetic, being able to put a label or description on all of this information. Why must we even classify a photo’s meaning through the written language? Visual information cannot be fully described through language or non-visual semiotic systems, because...
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  • Music as an Aesthetic Experience - 1320 Words
    The introduction of Donald J. Funes' book Musical Involvement addresses the topic of music as an aesthetic experience. The preface to the introduction is the realization that truly listening to music requires an active response, and this type of listening is not innate. All throughout the day we are bombarded with music and every day sounds, most of which remain in our periphery. It can be difficult to focus on a single event such as a concert, lecture or any other situation that requires a...
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  • Dissensus, On Politics and Aesthetics
    DISSENSUS Also available from Continuum: Being and Event, Alain Badiou Conditions, Alain Badiou Infinite Thought, Alain Badiou Logics of W orlds, Alain Badiou Theoretical Writings, Alain Badiou Theory ofthe Subject, Alain Badiou Seeing the Invisible, Michel Henry After Finitude, Quentin Meillassoux Time f Revolution, Antonio Negri or Politics o Aesthetics, Jacques Ranctere f The Five Senses, Michel Serres Art and Fear, Paul Virilio Negative Horizon, Paul Virilio...
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  • Metamorphosis: Visual Perception and Aesthetic Autonomy
    Mark M. Anderson "Sliding Down the Evolutionary Ladder?" This critical essay by Mark M. Anderson is about the aesthetic autonomy in The Metamorphosis. Anderson argues that his essay will attempt to "describe Gregor's form in visual and aesthetic terms, even when the text itself leaves these terms vague or obscures their reference." He talks about how readers must use their imaginations to visualize Gregor's metamorphosis, and gain an aesthetic understanding through their own personal...
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  • Aesthetic Experience in Theater and the ‘I’ of the Beholder
    AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE IN THEATER AND THE ‘I’ OF THE BEHOLDER Chapter 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE Rationale of the Study Literature has always been a part of every man, whether enjoyed and appreciated in different perception, it could be through reading the text or by watching it on stage. In the end, the important is that readers and viewers are entertained and understood literature at its best. Theater is one of the ways which people can enjoy literature and it has always...
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  • Philosophers who contributed to art and aesthetics
     Humanities The humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, and having a significant historical element, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences. The humanities include ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre. The humanities that are also sometimes regarded as social...
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  • Aesthetics: the Philosophical Study of Beauty and Taste
    aesthetics from theEncyclopædia Britannica aesthetics, also spelled esthetics , the philosophical study of beauty and taste. It is closely related to the philosophy of art, which is concerned with the nature of art and the concepts in terms of which individual works of art are interpreted and evaluated. To provide more than a general definition of the subject matter of aesthetics is immensely difficult. Indeed, it could be said that self-definition has been the major task of modern...
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  • Towards an Aesthetic of Popular Music summary
    In the article, “Towards an Aesthetic of Popular Music”, Simon Frith tries to show the aesthetic value of poplar music in the sociological field, while most of the academic musicologists think popular music, submitted to social forces, is aesthetically worthless. There are two different sociological approaches to judge the value of music. First is technique and technology, as Frith states, “people produce and consume the music they are capable of producing and consuming.” (Firth 498) But...
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  • Contemporary Issue on Aesthetic Labour in Hospitality
    Service jobs now account for around three quarters of all jobs in the UK, with retail and hospitality alone providing nearly five million jobs (Hospitality Training Foundation, 2003; University of Warwick, 2004). Organization in the hospitality industry vary enormously, ranging from first class and luxury hotels providing extravagant, full 24-hour service to the more homely comforts of a bed and breakfast establishment; from fast food restaurants to Michelin starred restaurant. In turn, the...
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  • Sustainable Design Versus Aesthetic Design
    Design is that area of human experience, where skill and knowledge is concerned with man’s ability to mould the environment according to his material and spiritual needs. It is used to analyse and identify problems to find an appropriate solution. Designers have created all kind of functional designs to help improve people’s lives. They were interested in the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty. Although there are examples of pre-historic art,...
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  • The Role of Myanmar Poems in Environmental Aesthetics
    Irrawaddy Literary Festival (Myanmar) 3-2-2013 The Role of Myanmar Poems in Environmental Conservation I would first like to express my thanks to the organizers of the Irrawaddy Literature Festival for this opportunity to discuss my “view on the significant role of Myanmar traditional Literature and culture in environmental conservation and sustainable development”. The topic I have chosen is on how Myanmar traditional poems can contribute towards environmental conservation and...
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  • Aesthetic Music Education and the Influence of Bennett Reimer
    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...
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  • Criticism in Architecture: Does Aesthetics Matter in Architecture?
    Criticism in architecture: does aesthetics matter in architecture? „Urgent questions which confront the architect are indeed philosophical questions‟ (Scruton 1979). In the letter of Goldberg (2003), criticism in architecture is considered as an audience guide to appreciate good design: The purpose of architecture criticism in the general media is to create a better educated more critically aware, more visually literate constituency for architecture… In contrast, Baird mentioned: Today...
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  • A Critical Essay on Ideas About Asian Aesthetics
    Running head: CRITICAL ESSAY ON IDEAS ABOUT ASIAN AESTHETICS A Critical Essay on Ideas About Asian Aesthetics Kristine Aisel D. Marzan Phil Arts 101 Prof. Juliet R. Bien October 18, 2013 1 2 CRITICAL ESSAY A Critical Essay on Ideas About Asian Aesthetics Aesthetics, a field of significant interest in the West, is more of a philosophical concept than an artistic one; it is actually a branch of philosophy which deals with art ― or, in Manns’ (1998) words “to capture a...
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  • Aesthetics Definition - This essay was simply to personally define the term aesthetics for my art appreciation class.
    Aesthetics simply means relating to, appreciating, or perceiving the beautiful. Beauty, if it can be defined simply, means whatever captures your heart for that moment in time that you have been blessed. We are always told that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I think it is the perspective of that eye that makes anything even more beautiful. Beauty can be something to perceive or observe, but only when the spectator becomes a participant, can someone truly begin to appreciate it for all...
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  • How Does Keats Express His Aesthetic Vision in ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’?
    How does Keats express his aesthetic vision in ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’? John Keats once said regarding Lord Byron that “he (Byron) describes what he sees, I describe what I imagine”. Keats is a typically Romantic poet in the way in which he uses the fluid boundaries of imagination within his poem to formulate his aesthetic vision which is projected in ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’. Pope notes that the etymology of ‘aesthetics’ derives from the Greek meaning ‘things perceptible to the sense’ and...
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  • Animal Protection Decision-Making Based on Aesthetic Value is Undermined by Subjectivity
    Animal Protection Decision-Making Based on Aesthetic Value is Undermined by Subjectivity In “Why Do Species Matter?”, Lilly-Marlene Russow argues that humans have a moral obligation to protect and to ensure the continued existence of things of aesthetic value which includes some but not necessarily all animals. In this paper, I will argue that the subjectivity involved in determining aesthetic value makes it an insufficient element for determining moral obligation to the protection and...
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  • An Analysis of the Commonalities and Divergences Between Heian-Era Japanese and Modern Western Aesthetics.
    Student Name Professor Ikegami Japanese 425 23 February 2011 Bridging the Time Gap: An Analysis of the Commonalities and Divergences between Heian-era Japanese and Modern Western Aesthetics. The dichotomy of Eastern and Western in terms of global geography is something that has been examined on many levels, as the culture of the two hemispheres contrast in a very blatant manner. Ideology about social interactions to the value of education, food, music, art, religion, etc. all play a...
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  • Review on a Research Report for Aesthetic Sensitivity in Patients of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
     Review on a Research Report for Aesthetic Sensitivity in Patients of Body Dysmorphic Disorder Amber Farmer Rio Salado College In the article I selected for review, the author chose to test whether or not those with BDD actually have a higher level of aesthetic sensitivity rather than a distortion in their self awareness of physical appearance (Lambrou, 2011). I reviewed this article and its varying components, specifically focussing...
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  • Responses to literary texts are not just intellectual; they are also aesthetic and affective (based on Heaney's poetry)
    Poetry is often considered a form of art; while poems appeal to the intellect by presenting various values, attitudes and ideas, they simultaneously convey aesthetic beauty and reflect the emotive power of language. A poem’s aesthetic and affective features are vital to the communication of its intellectual messages, and all three play a role in shaping the reader’s response. Two particular examples of this are the poems ‘Personal Helicon’ (from Death of a Naturalist, 1966) and ‘Punishment’...
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  • Bellus Natura - 3096 Words
    “Bellus Natura" I have come a long way from the beginning of this aesthetics class to where I am now. When I first started this class, I had no recollection concerning the discovery of beauty, active response to beauty, or environmental beauty, in general. I truly started to engage in environmental aesthetics in the second week of classes. It was hard for me to interpret this class because I had no prior knowledge of aesthetics. When you have a truly passionate professor who is very...
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  • A Christian View of Beauty - 1341 Words
    Beauty, a term once revered in ancient days as the pinnacle of physical attributes embodied in worldly entities, has seemingly in this day lost much of its meaning. Phrases like “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” have surprisingly become commonplace, and even Christians have begun to subscribe to the notion of aesthetic relativism. Specifically, this is the idea that beauty is purely contained within the observer and objects on their own have no aesthetic value in and of themselves. It is...
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  • According to Marcuse - 1181 Words
    Phil 177 1) According to Marcuse: “Art cannot change the world but it can contribute to changing consciousness and drives the men and women who could change the world.” Following Marcuse’s argument, how does art accomplish the primary task of raising human consciousness against the reified world of commodities? We live in a world where the masses are lead by an elitist class; in a world where the masses wake up every day and go to work for 8 to 10 hours straight, so that at the end...
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  • Thistles" and "Tall Nettles
    The poems "Tall Nettles" by Edward Thomas and "Thistles" by Ted Hughes contain similar yet different themes. Both of them contain not one but many themes of their own. "The Tall Nettles" contains a theme of abandonment, a theme of nature fighting back against man, and man-made objects, as well as the theme of "inner beauty" i.e., beauty that is not obvious to the eye. The poet is showing that the plant is fierce, yet protective over a place that "belongs" to them, simply because no one else...
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  • The Aesthetical Philosophies of St Thomas Aquinas
    The Aesthetics of San Tomasso D’Aquino The Relevance of The Aesthetics of St. Thomas Aquinas to Contemporary Concept of Art and Beauty Dean Michael Anthony C. Vasco, PhD Professor, ‘St. Thomas on Critical Thinking’ Majella Antonia Z. Salceda - Tresvalles MFA Candidate University of Sto. Tomas, Graduate Studies March 23, 2011 Majella Salceda-Tresvalles • budji_tresvalles@yahoo.com • UST Graduate School 1 Table of Contents Preface Introduction Tomasso D’Aquino Medieval Concept of...
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  • Concept of Beauty According to the Western Philosophers
    Concept of Beauty according to the Western Philosophers “Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know” John Keats Beauty is an emotional element, a pleasure of ours, which nevertheless we regard as a quality of thing. The ideas of beauty is found in almost every culture and at almost every time in human history, with many similarities. Beauty was and still is a term of great esteem linking human beings and nature with artistic practices and...
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  • The rhodora (a formalist criticism)
    TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES 938 Aurora Booulevard, Cubao, Quezon City “The rival of the Rose” A Formalist Criticism Submitted in Fulfillment of the Requirements in ELP 473: Literary Criticism To: Professor Salirick Andres ELP 473: Literary Criticism By: John David S. Tamondong AB41FA2 S.Y: 2014 – 2015 This Formalist Criticism focuses on the poem entitled, The Rhodora. This will cover the overall...
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  • Tok - What Is Art?
    What is ART? 1. Sunflowers – This piece of art is a masterpiece because of its realistic features that expresses its beauty. Also comparing to the natural sciences its realistic features makes it a source of truth but is it really the most real painting? Also this could be a painting depicting empathy for the flowers in our life that we do not water… 2. Fountain – Art has to be something unusual to stand out, a different interpretation or a different intent by the artist himself. A good...
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  • Pierre Bourdieu - Distinction: a Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
    Introduction from: Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste by Pierre Bourdieu ©1984 Introduction You said it, my good knight! There ought to be laws to protect the body of acquired knowledge. Take one of our good pupils, for example: modest and diligent, from his earliest grammar classes he’s kept a little notebook full of phrases. After hanging on the lips of his teachers for twenty years, he’s managed to build up an intellectual stock in trade; doesn’t it belong to him...
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  • The Art of Travel Rheotrical Analysis
    Kirsten Cooper Lara Jacobs WRTG 3020 2/4/13 The Art of Darkness: Beauty’s Dependence on Darkness in The Art of Travel “There was only one way to possess beauty properly, and that was by understanding it, by making oneself conscious of the factors (psychological and visual) responsible for it” (de Botton 216). In The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton encourages the reader to view the world through an artistic eye, one which is attuned to detail. By doing so, one can comprehend beauty by becoming...
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  • Consumer Behavior - 3839 Words
    Product Appearance and Consumer Product Evaluation: A Literature Review This section describes the roles of product appearance in the process of consumer evaluation and choice. For this aim, literature in the fields of product development, product design, consumer behavior, marketing, and human factors has been searched. The literature shows that the visual appearance of a product can influence consumer product evaluations and choice in several ways. Several authors considered the role of...
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  • Estetika - 2458 Words
    PENDAPAT NO 1: Friedrich Schiller wrote Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man in 1793 for his friend the Danish Prince Friedrich Christian who had provided him with a stipend to help him through an illness. In 1795 the letters were published and the provide a worthwhile consideration of the nature of Aesthetics for us still today. The collection of twenty seven letters is not an easy read but it is worth persevereing to gain the insights of this great poet and playwright, friend of Goethe...
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  • Papanek - 616 Words
    Papanek’s Function Complex In Design for the Real World, Victor Papanek discusses design as being “the conscious effort to impose meaningful order”(23) He believes that design should be used to create a meaningful object that in order has function. The clock is an object that directly falls under Papanek’s function complex in all aspects of it. A clock is an object that is not only widely known but is also used by practically everyone in the world. It is an object of order that is shared with...
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  • Value of Art in Society - 527 Words
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