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Contemplations Of Meaning, Danny Goler Mar 2019

Contemplations Of Meaning, Danny Goler

The STEAM Journal

Contemplation on how we construct meaning.


Somaesthetics And Dance, Curtis L. Carter Jan 2015

Somaesthetics And Dance, Curtis L. Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

Dance is proposed as the most representative of somaesthetic arts in Thinking Through the Body: Essays in Somaesthetics and other writings of Richard Shusterman. Shuster- man offers a useful, but incomplete approach to somaesthetics of dance. In the examples provided, dance appears as subordinate to another art form (theater or photography) or as a means to achieving bodily excellence. Missing, for example, are accounts of the role of dance as an independent art form, how somaesthetics would address differences in varying approaches to dance, and attention to the viewer’s somaesthetic dance experience. Three strategies for developing new directions for ...


Moore’S Paradox And The Priority Of Belief Thesis, John N. Williams Sep 2013

Moore’S Paradox And The Priority Of Belief Thesis, John N. Williams

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Moore’s paradox is the fact that assertions or beliefs such as Bangkok is the capital of Thailand but I do not believe that Bangkok is the capital of Thailand or Bangkok is the capital of Thailand but I believe that Bangkok is not the capital of Thailand are ‘absurd’ yet possibly true. The current orthodoxy is that an explanation of the absurdity should first start with belief, on the assumption that once the absurdity in belief has been explained then this will translate into an explanation of the absurdity in assertion. This assumption gives explanatory priority to belief over ...


Moore’S Paradox And The Priority Of Belief Thesis, John Williams Aug 2013

Moore’S Paradox And The Priority Of Belief Thesis, John Williams

John N. WILLIAMS

Moore’s paradox is the fact that assertions or beliefs such as Bangkok is the capital of Thailand but I do not believe that Bangkok is the capital of Thailand or Bangkok is the capital of Thailand but I believe that Bangkok is not the capital of Thailand are ‘absurd’ yet possibly true. The current orthodoxy is that an explanation of the absurdity should first start with belief, on the assumption that once the absurdity in belief has been explained then this will translate into an explanation of the absurdity in assertion. This assumption gives explanatory priority to belief over ...


Wittgenstein, Moorean Absurdity And Its Disappearance From Speech, John N. Williams Dec 2010

Wittgenstein, Moorean Absurdity And Its Disappearance From Speech, John N. Williams

John N. WILLIAMS

G. E. Moore famously observed that to say, "I went to the pictures last Tuesday but I don't believe that I did" would be "absurd." Why should it be absurd of me to say something about myself that might be true of me? Moore suggested an answer to this, but as I will show, one that fails. Wittgenstein was greatly impressed by Moore's discovery of a class of absurd but possibly true assertions because he saw that it illuminates "the logic of assertion". Wittgenstein suggests a promising relation of assertion to belief in terms of the idea that ...


Words And Worlds: Irony Makes Literary Creations, Alastair Goff Jan 2007

Words And Worlds: Irony Makes Literary Creations, Alastair Goff

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal)

In this paper I take up anew the suggestion recurrent in the work of Kierkegaard and Lukács, among others, that literature is fundamentally ironic. Literary creations, I argue, are ironic because they convey the real world, even though the worldhood of this world is ineffable. In creating a world from words in a novel or poem, the author confronts his or her own scepticism about the possibilities of written expression. Literary creations are only completed when the reader is able to engage with the world of words that is constituted in the work, and to realize that what is said ...


Editorial Jan 2004

Editorial

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal)

No abstract provided.


Recent Publications Jan 2004

Recent Publications

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal)

No abstract provided.


Notices Jan 2004

Notices

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal)

No abstract provided.


Colorization Revisited, Julie C. Van Camp Jan 2004

Colorization Revisited, Julie C. Van Camp

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal)

This article is both philosophical and practical in its intent. It endeavours to bring into focus an idea with an Ancient Greek lineage, poiesis, and determine whether it may revitalise our thinking about the 'making' of art. The art-making considered in this paper will concentrate exclusively on Western art and its historical and contemporary manifestations. I suggest that poiesis - that which "pro-duces or leads (a thing) into being'" - may enable practitioners in the varying art forms, and aestheticians who reflect upon them, to come to a deeper sense of how artworks work: that they realize themselves inter-dependently of the formative ...


Wittgenstein, Moorean Absurdity And Its Disappearance From Speech, John N. Williams Oct 2003

Wittgenstein, Moorean Absurdity And Its Disappearance From Speech, John N. Williams

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

G. E. Moore famously observed that to say, "I went to the pictures last Tuesday but I don't believe that I did" would be "absurd." Why should it be absurd of me to say something about myself that might be true of me? Moore suggested an answer to this, but as I will show, one that fails. Wittgenstein was greatly impressed by Moore's discovery of a class of absurd but possibly true assertions because he saw that it illuminates "the logic of assertion". Wittgenstein suggests a promising relation of assertion to belief in terms of the idea that ...


Notices Jan 2003

Notices

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal)

No abstract provided.


Recent Publications Jan 2003

Recent Publications

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal)

No abstract provided.


Poiesis And Art-Making: A Way Of Letting-Be, Derek H. Whitehead Ph.D. Jan 2003

Poiesis And Art-Making: A Way Of Letting-Be, Derek H. Whitehead Ph.D.

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal)

This article is both philosophical and practical in its intent. It endeavours to bring into focus an idea with an Ancient Greek lineage, poiesis, and determine whether it may revitalise our thinking about the 'making' of art. The art-making considered in this paper will concentrate exclusively on Western art and its historical and contemporary manifestations. I suggest that poiesis - that which "pro-duces or leads (a thing) into being'" - may enable practitioners in the varying art forms, and aestheticians who reflect upon them, to come to a deeper sense of how artworks work: that they realize themselves inter-dependently of the formative ...


Editorial Jan 2003

Editorial

Contemporary Aesthetics (Journal)

No abstract provided.