Author: Daniel O. Dahlstrom
Publisher: CUA Press
Release Date: 2018-03-02
The 13 essays in this collection are marked by a diversity of philosophical styles and perspectives on art. While some authors focus on specific forms of art, others are more concerned with the interpretation given to art by past and contemporary philosop
This new collection covers a wide range of cutting-edge and timely questions in contemporary philosophy of religion from a rich variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The essays in the volume deal with a range of fascinating topics in the philosophy of religion such as views of God's nature in process philosophy and theology, process views compared with traditional views (such as that found in St Thomas Aquinas), teleology and purpose in human life and in the universe, religion and evolution, the problem of evil both in human experience and in the natural world, and ethical questions concerning the human road to God, and the question of human rights in pluralist, democratic states. The essays in the first section, "Approaches to God," examine the rationality of the approach to the nature of God defended in process philosophy, particularly in the work of two pioneering thinkers, Charles Hartshorne and A.N. Whitehead. The second section of the book, "Science, Evolution and God," turns to the engagement of Christian views regarding the nature of God and creation with modern developments in science and philosophy. The last section, "Philosophy of Religion and Ethics," takes up broader, more foundational questions. Santiago Sia concludes the volume with a sustained reflection on the nature of philosophy, and philosophizing, a discussion to which he brings many insights and experiences from his own academic career.
Author: Thomas McEvilley
Publisher: McPherson & Company
Release Date: 1992
Directly following the internationally acclaimed Art & Discontent, Thomas McEvilley argues in Art & Otherness for an advanced anthropological perspective that contravenes conventional thinking in the visual arts, and leads to a concept of artistic globalization. The description of Western culture as superior and in opposition to other cultures of the world preoccupied our aesthetic philosophy for at least 200 years, whether or not explicitly stated. That argument was undertaken in various guises, especially as the historical determinism of Hegel which proposed to quantify human "progress." Recently, however, the term "multiculturalism" has come to signify a post-Modern understanding of how visual arts transgress artificial boundaries, and of how there may now exist, perhaps for the first time in history, a post-colonial globalism in the arts freed of ethnocentric value judgements. In these ten crucial essays, McEvilley clarifies how the presentation of art can determine its reception, how "influence" can be bi-directional, how "otherness" serves to define "self," and how art need not necessarily lose its meaningfulness when stripped of badges of universality. Once again illustrating his argument by drawing upon an array of sources and cultures, Thomas McEvilley demonstrates that the post-Modern crisis in cultural identity demands an imaginative, integrating response.
While a great many books on ethics are published each year, the sheer breadth of issues covered in this collection, in addition to the calibre of its contributors, carves out a unique place for it in the area. An eclectic mix of chapters provokes a critical response from the reader and, in particular, challenges her/him to reconsider and/or reconstruct their overarching ""definition"" of the nature and function of ethics. Given the inter-disciplinary nature of the themes addressed by the contri ...
Author: William Desmond
Publisher: James Clarke & Co
Release Date: 2014-09-25
This book is a philosophical effort to deal with the problem of otherness, particularly as it has been bequeathed to contemporary thought by the legacy of German idealism, whose most challenging, influential thinker was Hegel.
Author: Robert Williams
Publisher: Blackwell Pub
Release Date: 2009-03-16
Indispensable reading for both art lovers and students, Art Theory, 2nd Edition explores Western thought about art from ancient times to the post-modern period. Wide-ranging and exceptionally balanced in its analysis, Art History relates theory to the practice as well as to the intellectual and cultural-historical currents of each period. This new edition expands the original to include more indepth coverage of contemporary art. Newly updated bibliography and suggestions for further reading Six chapters covering the major periods of Western art history: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, the early modern period (Renaissance and Baroque), the Enlightenment, the nineteenth century, early twentieth-century modernism, and postmodernism. Geared to the needs of the general reader and beginning students
Author: Salim Kemal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1995-12-07
A distinguished group of scholars here probes the complex structure of aesthetic responses to nature in a discussion enriched with insights from art history, literary criticism, geography and philosophy. Exploring the interrelation among nature, beauty and art, they show that natural beauty is impregnated with concepts derived from the arts and from particular accounts of nature. The distinction and relation between art and nature are questioned, and the volume culminates in philosophical studies of the role of scientific understanding, engagement and appreciation in aesthetics.
Author: Karlene Jones-Bley
Publisher: Study of Man
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science
Michael Janda: The Religion of the Indo-EuropeansGregory E. Areshian: Cyclopes from the Land of the Eagle: The Anatolian Background of Odyssey 9 and the Greek Myths Concerning the CyclopesHannes A. Fellner: On the Developments of Labiovelars in TocharianJens Elmegård Rasmussen: Some Further Laryngeals Revealed by the Rigvedic MetricsIlya Yakubovich: Prehistoric Contacts between Hittite and Luvian: The Case of Reflexive PronounsRanko Matasovic: Collective in Proto-Indo-EuropeanBirgit Olsen: Some Formal Peculiarities of Germanic n-Stem AbstractsChiara Gianollo: Tracing the Value of Syntactic Parameters in Ancient Languages: The Latin Nominal PhraseMartin E. Huld: Indo-European `hawthorns¿Jay Fisher: Speaking in Tongues: Collocations of Word and Deed in Proto-Indo-EuropeanLisi Oliver: Lex Talionis in Barbarian LawKatheryn Linduff and Mandy Jui-man Wu: The Construction of Identity: Remaining Sogdian in Eastern Asia in the 6th CenturyIndex.