Robert Stecker's Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: An Introduction (2nd PDF

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By Robert Stecker

ISBN-10: 1442201282

ISBN-13: 9781442201286

Praised in its unique variation for its updated, rigorous presentation of present debates and for the readability of its presentation, Robert Stecker's re-creation of Aesthetics and the Philosophy of paintings preserves the most important topics and conclusions of the unique, whereas increasing its content material, offering new positive aspects, and adorning accessibility. Stecker introduces scholars to the historical past and evolution of aesthetics, and likewise makes a massive contrast among aesthetics and philosophy of artwork. whereas aesthetics is the learn of price, philosophy of artwork bargains with a wider array of questions together with concerns in metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of brain, to boot price thought. defined as a "remarkably unified advent to many modern debates in aesthetics and the philosophy of art," Stecker focuses on sympathetically laying endure the play of argument that emerges as competing perspectives on a subject matter interact one another. This ebook doesn't easily current an issue in its present country of play, yet as a substitute demonstrates a philosophical brain at paintings aiding to enhance the difficulty towards an answer.

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Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis and ed. , and John Riches (New York: Crossroad; San Francisco: Ignatius, 1983 ) , 2:115. 32 CHAPTER 2 with Christ's sacramental presence in the Edenic Tree of Life, leading through the Gospels, and ending with the eucharistic accounts in the Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline epistles, and the Revelation. Tracing these forms of Christ in the theo­ logical reflection of the early and medieval church serves a double function: it provides a traditional background for Simone Weil's modern, eucharistic aes­ thetics, as discussed in chapter 7 of this book, 1 7 and it sets the stage for chapters 3 through 6, where Christ is seen to appear in the saintly forms of specific, me­ dieval spiritualities.

Adolfus Schbnmetzer, 34th ed. [Barcelona: Herder, 1967] , document 802, p. 260) , trans. in Bynum, Holy Feast, 50. Emphasis mine. 20 CHAPTER 1 to the Augustinian question ( discussed in chapter 2) of the Christus deformis. Like Hegel after him, St. Augustine, who was well versed in neo-Platonic aesthetics and Ciceronian stylistics, recognized that Christian revelation challenged classical notions of the beautiful. Expressed in biblical terms, how was Christ as the proph­ esied Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53:2, in whom there is "no beauty:' to be recon­ ciled with Christ as the messianic prince of Psalm 44:3, who is "fairer in beauty .

They meditate on Christ's beauty in His humanity-born of Mary, morally just, cruelly crucified, and ra­ diantly risen. They consider the beauty of the Lord in His salvific, spousal rela­ tionship to the church and to the individual soul. Finally they regard the beauty of the sacrament itself as an artwork instituted by Christ and enacted by the church through consecration, adoration, Communion, and charitable service. Although these reflections on eucharistic beauty show a definite development during the Middle Ages, reaching a certain climax in the thirteenth century with the institution of the feast of Corpus Christi, they all refer back in various ways 78.

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