Shows tagged with : Aesthetics

  • August 18 : Life as a Work of Art
    We know what it means for a painting to be beautiful. But what about a life? Like great works of art, great people exhibit style, originality, and...
  • April 7 : Reading, Narrative, and the Self
    Reading is a lot of fun, especially narrative fiction – everyone loves a good story. But maybe there's more to it than that. Maybe everyone is, or at...
  • November 28 : Reading, Narrative, and the Self
    Reading is a lot of fun, especially narrative fiction – everyone loves a good story. But maybe there's more to it than that. Maybe everyone is, or at...
  • March 16 : The Philosophy of Hoops
    Basketball, an American invention but a world-wide phenomenon, is sometimes characterized as the most athletic and aesthetic of sports. What makes a...
  • November 4 : The Philosophy of Hoops
    Basketball, an American invention but a world-wide phenomenon, is sometimes characterized as the most athletic and aesthetic of sports. What makes a...
  • September 9 : The Value of Art
    An art lover will argue that art brings beauty to our surroundings and provides occasions for intellectual and emotional reflection. But those who...
  • September 9 : What Is Art?
    Anything someone wants to call art? Or are there some objective criteria, that not every instance of paint smeared on canvas and not every murder...
  • August 15 : Athletic Beauty
     Figure skating is athletic and beautiful.  How about a bone-crunching tackle?  Or a  spikes-high slide into second?  Or a...
  • April 25 : What is Art?
    Anything someone wants to call art?  Or are there some objective criteria, that not every instance of paint smeared on canvas and not every...
  • March 28 : The Philosophy of Hoops
    Basketball, an American invention but a world-wide phenomenon, is sometimes characterized as the most athletic and aesthetic of sports. What makes a...

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