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2 Cathelein Aaftink Beauty in Structure IAEA 2008

3 beauty theory experiential narratives experiential qualities of the first order/experiencing of the second order/discourse

4 first moment focusing of perception significance and meaning thoughtlessness senses no self stillness bodily perceptivity pleasure self-evidence just right

5 second phase furthering bringing in other notions transference

6 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)

7 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--

8 References Hagman, George. Aesthetic Experience: Beauty, Creativity, and the Search for the Ideal. Amsterdam: Rodopi, Kant, Immanuel. Critique of the Power of Judgment Eds. Paul Guyer. Trans. Paul Guyer and Eric Matthews. Cambridge: UP, Kirwan, James. Beauty. Manchester: UP, Lane, John. Timeless Beauty: In the Arts and Everyday Life. Foxhole, UK: Green Books, Murdoch, Iris. The Sovereignty of Good over Other Concepts. Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature. Eds. Peter Conradi. Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin Nehamas, Alexander. Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art. Princeton: UP, Novalis. Philosophical Writings. Trans. and Eds. Margaret Mahony Staljor. Albany, NY: State U of New York P, Morgan, Robert C. A Sign of Beauty. Uncontrollable Beauty: Toward a New Aesthetics. Eds. Bill Beckley. New York: Allworth, Santayana, George. The Sense of Beauty: Being the Outlines of Aesthetic Theory Cambridge: MIT, Sartwell, Crispin. Six Names of Beauty. New York: Routledge, Scarry, Elaine. One Beauty and Being Just. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, Schjeldahl, Peter. Notes on Beauty. Uncontrollable Beauty: Toward a New Aesthetics. Eds. Bill Beckley. New York: Allworth, Sircello, Guy. A New Theory of Beauty. Princeton: UP, Vaillancourt, Don, Mirinda James, Melissa Manion, and Michael Ting. Beauty and Healing. The International Journal of the Humanities 4:4 (2007): Weber, W.M. Schoonheid en betrokkenheid: Kort begrip van de theorie der vier niveaus in de esthetische waardering. Kampen: Klement, Weil, Simone. Gravity and Grace La Pesanteur et la grace. Intr. Gustave Thibon. Trans. Emma Crawford and Mario von der Ruhr. London: Routledge, 2006.


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