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. A Diagram of the Finite-Infinite Relation

Simon O’Sullivan.

in Bergson and the Art of Immanence

November 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 9357 words.

The chapter revolves around a diagram – the celebrated cone of memory from Bergson’s Matter and Memory. It looks at this drawing as a form of thinking that leads to a commentary on the...

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Abduction

John Kaag.

in Thinking Through the Imagination

February 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 6457 words.

This chapter focuses the relationship between Peircean abduction and the concepts of the imagination and genius in German idealism. It asks the following questions: What is abduction? Can...

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Abhinavagupta

V. K. Chari.

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 2981 words.

(tenth to eleventh century), medieval Indian philosopher.

Besides being an aesthete and a Tantric mystic, Abhinavagupta was a prolific

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Abhinavagupta

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Religious Studies — Indian Music — Hinduism.

(c.975–1025)

Greatest of the Kashmiri Śaiva theologians. His works deal with the theoretical, yogic, and ritual

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Abhinavagupta

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 3007 words.

Besides being an aesthete and a Tantric mystic, Abhinavagupta was a prolific writer and polymath. His fame rests chiefly on

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Abject

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 3775 words.

The conventional meaning of abjection signifies “a state of being cast off” or of feeling in a low or debased

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Abortion

Michael Tooley.

in Philosophy

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 36782 words.

Questions concerning the moral and appropriate legal status of abortion are among the most important issues in applied ethics, and answering those questions involves addressing some...

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About Taste

Frank Sibley.

in Approach to Aesthetics

May 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 827 words.

The programmatic 2-page Ch. 4 reinforces the importance of taste as an ability to discern the aesthetic qualities of things and taste as an ability to recognise aesthetic merit and make...

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Abstract and Concrete Modernity

William S. Allen.

in Aesthetics of Negativity

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 12049 words.

The style of Blanchot’s writing can be understood by examining the changes that take place between the two versions of Thomas l’Obscur, where the later version appears to be more abstract....

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Abstract Expressionism

Caroline A. Jones.

in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4219 words.

The art movement known as Abstract Expressionism was characterized by gestural and/or nonobjective paintings and direct-welded metal sculptures. Also known

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