Shows tagged with : Aesthetics

  • August 21 : This Is Your Brain on Art
    Humans actively seek to create and consume art. Its compelling nature has been discussed in the humanities since its inception, and the philosophical...
  • July 24 : The Mystery of Music
    Most of us listen to music on a regular basis, but we don't think much about how we listen. Moreover, when we disagree about music, we're usually...
  • June 5 : 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...
  • 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...
  • April 6 : Athletic Beauty
    Figure skating is athletic and beautiful.  How about a bone-crunching tackle?  Or a  spikes-high slide into second?  Or a slam-...
  • April 6 : Philosophy of Wine
    The discriminating wine palate: bouquet, nose, great vintages, genius vintners.  Are these just myths perpetrated by winemakers and taken up by...
  • 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...

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