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Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group Message Board › I know we're on the mind body problem - free will vs determinism - but beaut

I know we're on the mind body problem - free will vs determinism - but beauty is a heuristic of the mind which is being lost

A former member
Post #: 67

Beauty and the Best
by Theodore Dalrymple
Since art makes no progress, the role of tradition in it is obviously very different. But it is no more realistic to expect artists to be able to fashion ex nihilo a worthwhile response to the world and their own experience of it than it is to expect every schoolboy to discover Newton’s laws of motion for himself. Genius is supposed by modern theorists of art education to be like flies according to the spontaneous generationists of the pre-Pasteurian age, who thought that they emerged from decomposing matter by a kind of spontaneous alchemy, rather than from eggs laid by older flies. Worthwhile art grows out of other art: it neither repeats it (that would be impossible even if desired or desirable), nor is totally ignorant of it.

Also, a good explanation of 'Beauty'
Banishment of Beauty <video>­

The heuristics of the mind which allows for a rich cohesive society (the heauristics for morals and ethics)
( at times ) also has various spin-offs heuristics such as art, music, literature, geometry, math, etc.

I'm not going to run with this.. But, I think beauty is the end in itself. The search and the want.

Bill Van F.
Group Organizer
Charlotte, NC
Post #: 1,067
Thank you Terry!

Very thought provoking, at least for me. Yes, what is beauty? Where does it reside?
A former member
Post #: 985

Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty

Uploaded on Nov 16, 2010­ TED collaborates with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton's provocative theory on beauty -- that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply "in the eye of the beholder," are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins.

A former member
Post #: 986

The Banishment of Beauty (part 1)

The Banishment of Beauty (part 2)

The Banishment of Beauty (part 3)

The Banishment of Beauty (part 4)

A former member
Post #: 1,006

A great question asked at the end of the video [paraphrased] :
What good is art?
What use is art?
Is what art does worth doing?
Art that is monetized will have to answer these questions otherwise art will die.

The Business of Art ( Mona Lisa Curse)- Robert Hughes [ full video ]

A former member
Post #: 1,007

The Empire of Illusion, Part 1 - A Modern Solution to the Unsound Monetary System

The Empire of Illusion, Part 2 - The Lies of Academia & History

The purpose of intentionally bad art, music, books, education, etc..

The Empire of Illusion, Part 3 - The Fake World of Art, Music & Politics

The Empire of Illusion, Part 4 - Financial Blowback & the Empire of Illusion

The Empire of Illusion, Part 5 - The Truth Will Set You Free

A former member
Post #: 1,008
A graph of human governance presented as a continuum from no control over the individual, to some control over the individual, and to total control over the individual.

A Republic, If You Can Keep It - The American Form of Government

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