Presentation on theme: "Cathelein Aaftink Beauty in Structure IAEA 2008 beauty theory experiential narratives experiential qualities of the first order/experiencing of the second."— Presentation transcript:
Cathelein Aaftink Beauty in Structure IAEA 2008
beauty theory experiential narratives experiential qualities of the first order/experiencing of the second order/discourse
first moment focusing of perception significance and meaning thoughtlessness senses no self stillness bodily perceptivity pleasure self-evidence just right
second phase furthering bringing in other notions transference
Weil: In everything which gives us the pure authentic feeling of beauty there really is the presence of God. There is as it were an incarnation in the world and it is indicated by beauty. The beautiful is the experimental proof that the incarnation is possible. (150-51) Schjeldahl: Beauty is a melting away of uncertainty in a state of pleasure, which when recalled to the mind bears the imprimatur of truth. (58)
truth, the godly, transcendence, personal concerns, perfection, the divine, the ideal, spirit, Beauty the idea, the past, art, the good, the absolute, virtue, authenticity, being, existence, the metaphysical, life, reality, eternity, immortality, love, soul, happiness, the self, goodness, virtue, eternity, freedom, flux, authenticity, justice, time, hope, prospect, meaning, fate, purpose, wholeness, unity, the unknowable, Ideas, inexpressible, the existential, ideology, utopia --displeasuring the experience--
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