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The current quantity is a continuation of the sequence modern Philosophy (International Institute of Philosophy). As with the sooner volumes within the sequence, the current chronicles purport to offer a survey of vital traits in modern philosophy.

This quantity on Aesthetics, containing nineteen surveys, indicates the diversity of methods to Aesthetics in quite a few cultures. The shut connection among aesthetics and faith and among aesthetics and ethics is emphasised in different contributions.

The chronicles are typically written in English, French and German. within the current quantity ten surveys are written in English, 8 in French and one in German. The bibliographical references, with a few exceptions, persist with the development brought in prior volumes. The bibliographies themselves often stick to on the finish of every chronicle prepared in alphabetical order. The bibliographies are chosen and organized via the authors themselves.

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EXTENDING MEANINGS OF AESTHETICS AND THE ETHICAL MOMENT 27 toward civilization through industrialization, commerce, science, technology and art. Here, we should take notice of the arrogant spirit of Eurocentrism in Enlightenment thought. The Enlightenment, with its idealism, was a paradox in essence. On one hand, there was such a humanistic challenge for the aesthetic education of people as Schiller conceived. On the other hand, it was devised as a model for universalism with total reference to the European mind.

On the other hand, as Foucault’s idea of aesthetics of existence suggests, human dignity needs a beautiful life. REFERENCES ARENDT, Hannah, The Human Condition, The University of Chicago Press, 1958. BAUMGARTEN, A. , Metaphysica, Georg Olms, 1982. BAUMGARTEN, A. , Aesthetica, Georg Olms, 1986. BROCH, Hermann, « Das Böse im Wertsystem der Kunst », in Schriften zur Literatur Theorie 2, Suhrkamp, 1975. DELEUZE, Gilles, « Nomad Thought », in Daniel W. , Nietzsche: Critical Assessments, vol. IV, Routledge, 1998.

CHATTOPADHYAYA point to be noted here is this: in the musical articulation of philosophical and scientific themes they did enjoy aesthetic satisfaction. For the purpose of this paper I will confine myself only to a few forms of literature and the aesthetic concepts extracted therefrom. In this connection I would refer to some outstanding writers. Naturally my approach will be typal and selective, not comprehensive or chronological. In the contexts of literary criticism and poetics the work which is very frequently cited as the most ancient is Agnipurāna.

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