By Guttorm Fløistad (auth.), Guttorm Fløistad (eds.)
The current quantity is a continuation of the sequence Contemporary Philosophy (International Institute of Philosophy). As with the sooner volumes within the sequence, the current chronicles purport to provide a survey of vital developments in modern philosophy.
This quantity on Aesthetics, containing nineteen surveys, indicates the diversity of techniques to Aesthetics in a variety of cultures. The shut connection among aesthetics and faith and among aesthetics and ethics is emphasised in different contributions.
The chronicles are typically written in English, French and German. within the current quantity ten surveys are written in English, 8 in French and one in German. The bibliographical references, with a few exceptions, keep on with the trend brought in prior volumes. The bibliographies themselves frequently keep on with on the finish of every chronicle prepared in alphabetical order. The bibliographies are chosen and organized via the authors themselves.
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Cooperation between states is necessary. The condition for success is that cooperation on the basis of equality, mutual respect and justice is possible only on the basis of strong local and national cultures. EXTENDING MEANINGS OF AESTHETICS AND THE ETHICAL MOMENT MASAHIRO HAMASHITA (Kobe College, Japan) INTRODUCTION Most people on the earth today seem to aim for money, property, privilege, status and power, never being interested in listening to Socrates when he says that the really important thing is not to live but to live well (Plato, Crito 48B).
Thus, Chogyu also negates a utilitarian way of thinking about a means-end relation. In a sense, he claims end-absolutism, not in the sense of teleology. He starts the paper with a thesis and a question: « Life is superior to food, body to clothes ». « What is an aesthetic life? It means that life and body are the first priority to food and clothes » (763). According to him, every moral theory has the same logic: morality presupposes the supreme goodness, the ultimate object of human actions. Actions which work on behalf of the supreme goodness are regarded as good, and those that hinder it as bad.
Karelli’s Antigone goes to bury Polyneikos as a protest, not against Kreon, but against living in a society with « Hades’ unwritten laws ». Her message is that « in our merciless age the glow of love is still in effect in our world ». The monk Andronikos in Bilge Karasu’s novel The Evening in a Too Long Day, in confrontation with Pope Leo’s decision to forbid « icons in the Orthodox rite in Byzantium about 730 », wants to uphold old traditions. He is brought to reflect upon his own position, knowing that a No most likely will bring him torture and death.