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    Susan Buck-Morss creates in her essay the concept of anaesthetics, explaining what it is, how it is created and showing some examples in which it can be productive. Her paper is also a dialogue with Benjamin’s “The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction”, trying to go further than him on his own arguments and giving his article a stronger ground of reality. In fact, the article rejects a pure discussion about ideas to enter the fields of cultural history and politics. In order to define anaesthetics, Buck-Morss creates a powerful and bold notion of aesthetics, going pretty far from its current general meaning. Buck-Morss recuperates aesthetics etymological meaning to define the concept as the “sensory experience of perception” (6).…

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    What is it that distinguished and ordinary bag of rubbish from a major work of art that just looks like a bag of rubbish? Can anything be art- and if so,what makes it art? In response to the question and my knowledge question the thing that distinguishes ordinary bag of rubbish from major work of Art is “label”, expression, perception, interpretation, language and aesthetics through which we start to realize the beauty of art. No, anything can 't be art because something to be called art or…

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    Aesthetic Attitude According to the thinkers who deals with the subjective approach to the problems of aesthetics, aesthetic experience deals with our attitude or how we make-up our mental consciousness to suit ourselves. According to these thinkers, the object that we see it is not considered to be aesthetic but it is the attitude in which we perceive it and the capacity to make a dedicated observation which enables the mind to obtain these aesthetic experiences that matters. Jerome Stolnitz,…

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    St. Augustine Aesthetics

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    This paper reviews the concepts of Aesthetic philosophers and how their theories developed new standards of Aesthetics from the Classical Greek Era, to the Modern Era. The first section of this text describes the philosophers perspectives of Aesthetics during each era, an explanation as to what the philosophers concepts mean, and a possible example or reference to modern society. The second section of this text compares and contrasts the philosophers that have been discussed in this text. …

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    In closing Kant's theory of aesthetics can no longer withstand modern interpretations of beauty. This is due to Kant's oversimplification of subjective judgement, the fact that we cannot empirically prove that his theory of the faculties of understanding and cognition exist, and that modern interpretation of beauty is based on an ideology that are rooted in cultural hegemony. It is through these three notions that we are able to discredit the belief that beauty is both an subjective and…

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    Record Analysis Essay

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    When considering the theoretical baselines of this module, I decided to look within myself, and consider what in my life embodies these ideas and concepts. Put mildly, I am a dance music fanatic. I perform regularly in Exeter as a DJ and when sifting through my record collection, I came across a record that really speaks to me personally, and in many ways, has a universal allure. The record was released on a German record label named Innervisions, and is called Acamar, written by a duo called…

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    Aesthetic Meaning

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    Aesthetics have come to have a different meaning to me since I first enrolled in the class. I have come to think of the advancements we have made on the topic mind-blowing. I think every philosophy we have looked at has held a truth. Schiller says it is nature that equipped man with the ability to move from what is real to what is not. Nature provided man with two senses to help them create; sight and hearing. Once someone can enjoy sight he is aesthetically free. The power of sight gives…

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    It has often observed of Baudelaire’s poem that it reveals an extraordinary fusion of classical permanence and an intimate, Romantic contingent--- believes that every nation and every age possesses and must possess, its own beauty. Baudelaire analyses these various and varying manifestation of Beauty into two separate elements—the eternal and the transitory. It may be argued, he showed no great originality( the idea implicates in Stendhal), but in going a step further and asserting that without…

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    Buddhist principles, and tradition but have different influences. Kamakura era literature discusses loyalism and Buddhist concepts. The era begins as war between the Taira and the Minamoto families concludes in 1185. The Tale of the Heike, a significant war recollection, reflects developing value towards documenting and reflecting on the past, as well as ongoing nationalism (Varley, 91). It continues acting as a documentation guideline (Varley, 108). Kamakura era Buddhism brings new medieval…

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    collectively, is what any company of players is tasked with from the playwright and the director. I believe my approach is more connected to Aristotle’s view of aesthetics and catharsis; I personally seek a purge of emotion. Aesthetics and beauty are a topic much debated by philosophers, artists, and critics. My standards of judgment of aesthetics is a combination of many philosophies and ideals, but is uniquely my own. What is aesthetically pleasing? What is beautiful? In Critique of…

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