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Neoplatonic Aesthetics

Author : Liana Cheney
language : en
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release Date : 2004-01

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Neoplatonic Aesthetics: Music, Literature, and the Visual Arts explores the idea of a Neoplatonic aesthetic, a philosophy of the arts based on the writings of Plato and the Neoplatonists - principally Plotinus, Proclucs, Pseudo-Dionysius, Nicolas Cusanus, and Marsilio Ficino - and more contemporary philosophers - Stephen MacKenna, Iris Murdoch, Denman Ross, Jacques Derrida, and Hans Georg Gadamer. This book examines the artistic production of figures such as Gioseffe Zarlino, Fra Angelico, Leon Battista Alberti, Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo, and Giorgio Vasari, and it formulates theoretical approaches to contemporary production based in the Neoplatonic philosophies.

Neoplatonism And Western Aesthetics

Author : Aphrodite Alexandrakis
language : en
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date : 2002

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Shows how the aesthetic views of Plotinus and later Neoplatonists have played a role in the history of Western art.

Aesthetics And Theurgy In Byzantium

Author : Sergei Mariev
language : en
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date : 2013-07-31

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In comparison with the wave of research dedicated to the aesthetics of the Latin Middle Ages, Byzantine aesthetics must be considered a relatively new and still largely unexplored subject. The contributions assembled in the present volume document the growing research interest in this field and present a wide variety of issues and methodologies that will be of interest to students and scholars of the philosophy, art, and literature of Late Antiquity and the Byzantine period.

The Routledge Handbook Of Neoplatonism

Author : Svetla Slaveva-Griffin
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2014-07-25

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The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the most important issues and developments in one of the fastest growing areas of research in ancient philosophy. An international team of scholars situates and re-evaluates Neoplatonism within the history of ancient philosophy and thought, and explores its influence on philosophical and religious schools worldwide. Over thirty chapters are divided into seven clear parts: (Re)sources, instruction and interaction Methods and Styles of Exegesis Metaphysics and Metaphysical Perspectives Language, Knowledge, Soul, and Self Nature: Physics, Medicine and Biology Ethics, Political Theory and Aesthetics The legacy of Neoplatonism. The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism is a major reference source for all students and scholars in Neoplatonism and ancient philosophy, as well as researchers in the philosophy of science, ethics, aesthetics and religion.

Insight To Heal

Author : Mark Graves
language : en
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date : 2013-02-12

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Synopsis: -What does healing mean for Christians and others in an age of science? -How can a person relate scientific findings about one's body, philosophical understanding of one's mind, and theological investigations about one's spirit into a coherent and unified model of the person capable of leading one deeper into one's soul? -How does God continue creating through nature and direct one's wandering toward becoming created co-creators capable of ministering to others? The reality of human suffering demands that theology and science mutually inform each other in a shared understanding of nature, humanity, and paths to healing. Mark Graves draws upon systems theory, pragmatic philosophy, and biological and cognitive sciences to distinguish wounds that limit who a person may become, and uses information theory, emergence, and Christian theology to define healing as distinct from a return to a prior state of being and rather instead as creating real possibility in who the person may become. Table of Contents: Part IReligious Experience of Nature 1Awakening Experience 2Theological Reflection 3Experience and Nature 4Nature's Mind Part IIHuman Systems of Spirituality 5Discerning Experience 6Spiritual Communities 7Human Systems 8Nature's Emergence Part IIIReal Possibility of Beautiful Healing 9Experience of Beauty 10Theology of Beauy 11Forms of Nature 12Nature's Healing Preface: My personal experience of healing gave me insight into human suffering and a way God continues to create and heal through nature. In wandering through a variety of healing experiences, I learned to identify patterns in how that healing became present to me and to others. Over time, I learned to work with that healing and gain insight into other ways God's continued creating could unfold in my life. As I sought to understand my experience in terms of the theology I studied, I recognized a principle of immanent creativity in nature, which continues God's creating and orients my co-creating with God toward healing. Academically, I believe the important, timely, and understudied topic of healing can benefit from theological reflection and systems analysis. Philosophically, the reality of suffering resists easy reduction of the human person to scientifically analyzed properties of a physical body and thwarts easy dualistic isolation of human spirituality into individualistic and disembodied (Cartesian) minds. Theologically, I draw upon the American pragmatic philosophy of C. S. Peirce and Josiah Royce as interpreted in the theological anthropology of Donald Gelpi, SJ, the theological aesthetics and cosmology of Alejandro Garcia-Rivera, and the emergent dynamics of Terrence Deacon to develop a panentheistic understanding of continuing Creation in places of human suffering. Scientifically, I situate human systems within nature by drawing upon findings from six areas in science and the humanities: (i) modern physics and cosmology to define a foundation for material existence; (ii) classical physics and chemistry to describe the physical world; (iii) biology and neuroscience to characterize the human body with a brain; (iv) cognitive science to examine the mind's decision making and learning; (v) a historical-linguistic understanding of culture to situate religious community; and (vi) a semiotic understanding of spirituality to ground religious experience in human existence. Somewhat surprisingly, healing--as co-creating at places of suffering--not only integrates ongoing Creation and human presence, but an investigation of healing also yields insight into nature's unfolding. Suffering indicates places humans can continue the unfolding of creation, and compassionate healing not only has religious value but also appears scientifically fruitful and a relevant orientation to explain nature's development. Human tendencies of incorporating suffering into continuing creation combine with a pervasive natural potential for beautiful creative making to create an unfolding world oriented toward healing. By considering human tendencies within nature's unfolding, scientific investigations have a broader scope to discover nature's tendencies in response to human existence and suffering rather than prejudge nature as cold and uncaring by eliminating creation's response to suffering from scientific study. I hope my investigation of healing within religion and science will facilitate discourse about (a) how theological insight into the beauty of Creation can guide scientific endeavors oriented toward alleviating human suffering, and (b) how scientific insight into the unfolding of nature through human experience can inform an embodied theology oriented toward healing and continuing creation. In addition to presenting novel academic connections between theology and science, I attempt to make the material accessible to experienced chaplains, counselors, and other ministers who need to situate their work in a medical or scientific context. This book may be challenging for readers unfamiliar with theology and science scholarship. (The topics covered in this book overlap with my academic monograph Mind, Brain, and the Elusive Soul, which has more extensive explanations and citations, and I frequently draw upon and summarize that material here.) Some of the material is notoriously difficult to explain (such as the pragmatic philosophy of C. S. Peirce), and other material is recent and novel with wide-ranging implications (such as neuroscience and the emergent dynamics of Terrence Deacon). In investigating diverse areas of theology and science, I have discovered some surprising resonances and places for possible integration between theology and science. I wish I could also present these nuggets of insight in highly accessible discourse, but that will likely require communal reflection to discover. However, one of the shared scientific and religious observations is the significance of practice in learning new ways to interpret one's world, and I have oriented the material toward a practice of healing. In organizing the book, I begin with personal experience, then reflect on that experience theologically, analyze the correlated scientific findings, and finally integrate those categories in a natural theology. I believe this four-step, experiential, constructive postmodern method incorporates a contemporary understanding of the way the mind processes new information; draws upon similar methods in education and theology; and increases accessibility and incorporation of the abstract theological, scientific, and philosophical material. I organize the four steps into four chapters, respectively, and repeat that pattern three times in the book with attention first to (i) individual religious experience in nature, then (ii) systems analysis of human spiritual communities, and finally (iii) a theological aesthetics of nature's immanent creativity.

Neoplatonism And Indian Philosophy

Author : Paulos Gregorios
language : en
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date : 2002

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Explores connections between Neoplatonism and Indian philosophy.

The German Aesthetic Tradition

Author : Kai Hammermeister
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2002-10-17

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This is the only available systematic critical overview of German aesthetics from 1750 to the present. The book begins with the work of Baumgarten and covers all the major writers on German aesthetics that follow, including Kant, Schiller, Schelling, Hegel, Nietzsche up to Heidegger, Gadamer and Adorno. The book offers a clear and non-technical exposition of ideas, placing these in a wider philosophical context where necessary.The market for this book will extend far beyond the domain of philosophy to such fields as literary studies, fine art and music.