Download Art and Morality by R. W. Beardsmore (auth.) PDF

Download Art and Morality by R. W. Beardsmore (auth.) PDF

By R. W. Beardsmore (auth.)

Show description

Read Online or Download Art and Morality PDF

Best philosophy books

Écrits philosophiques

Si Marx fascine tant les philosophes, c'est peut-être parce qu'il a si vigoureusement dénoncé l'illusion de "la philosophie", le "discours de l. a. mauvaise abstraction", toujours idéaliste même sous des dehors matérialistes, et toujours stérile malgré sa grandiloquence.

De Nietzsche à maître Eckhart

Jean Yves leloup nous suggest ici deux lectures magistrales de deux géants de l. a. tradition occidentale : Nietzsche, l'athée et Maître Eckhart, le théologien -mystique.

Il tente de remettre "à lendroit" un texte de Nietzsche, ECCE HOMO, souvent cité pour justifier tous les athéismes. Leloup montre que le dieu en lequel Nietzsche voyait une "antithèse de los angeles vie" n'a rien à voir avec le dieu des Evangiles qui est au contraire une puissance de vie et de libération, une claire lumière par laquelle le monde est vu. L'auteur, avec Maître Eckhart, nous entraine ensuite au-delà des contraires, au delà même de Dieu et de tous les Absolus que nous imaginons, vers notre essentielle et silencieuse liberté. ..

Collected Papers on Epistemology, Philosophy of Science and History of Philosophy: Volume I

Those volumes comprise all of my articles released among 1956 and 1975 that may be of curiosity to readers within the English-speaking international. the 1st 3 essays in Vol. 1 take care of historic subject matters. In each one case I so far as attainable, meets con­ have tried a rational reconstruction which, transitority criteria of exactness.

An Introduction to Analytic Philosophy: Paradoxes, Arguments and Contemporary Problems

During this booklet, Paul Franceschi presents us with an advent to analytic philosophy. In a concrete means, he chooses to explain 40 paradoxes, arguments or philosophical matters that characterize such a lot of demanding situations for modern philosophy and human intelligence, for a few paradoxes of millennial origin—such because the Liar or the sorites paradox—are nonetheless unresolved at this time.

Extra resources for Art and Morality

Example text

Similar sophistry is at work in Tolstoi's reference elsewhere to the ballet as 'simply a lewd performance' in which 'half-naked women make voluptuous movements twisting themselves into various sensual wreathings'. 2 His misunderstanding of ballet differs from his misunderstanding of opera only in that it does not lead him to dismiss what he sees as unintelligible. , p. , p. 79· ART AND SOCIETY 43 movements as if they were part of a quite different context, as a variety of striptease in fact. The sort of lack of understanding which I am discussing here is impossible with matters of taste.

Again, to say that a man is concerned with his development as an artist, makes sense only if he is already engaged in activities which he is concerned to develop. In any case it is clear that a man painting a portrait or writing a novel has normally no such concern. He paints simply to get the portrait right, writes simply to get the novel right. And though, of course, a great painting or a great novel does contribute to the development of painting or literature and indeed of the artist himself, the care which goes into it, the importance which he attaches to it, cannot be explained in purposive terms.

If he doesn't see the problem, someone might respond, then so much the worse for him. It is in this sense that moral problems are unavoidable. By contrast, Hampshire speaks as though the problems of morality were unavoidable in the sense that anyone will see them as problems, as though the problems were setfor rather than by morality. This goes with his idea of morality as 'a general method of solving problems of conduct', z as a technique for enabling men to overcome obstacles to the attainment of their ends.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 11 votes
Comments are closed.