Beauty fulfils human existence. As it registers in our aesthetic experience, beauty enhances nature's enchantment around us and our inward experience lifting our soul toward moral elevation. Carried by creative imagination (Imaginatio Creatrix), beauty participates in the moulding of the forms of the intellective constitution of the mind in tandem with praxis and seeks deeper enigmas of the real in the labyrinth of the cosmos. Yet with the evolution of human development and in technological inventions, beauty, while suffusing all modalities of experience, seems to undergo transformations and expansion. Are there perduring norms and modalities of beauty or are we carried along blindly by human development? Is there a measure intrinsic to our human ontopoietic unfolding and the growth of human life that we may follow instead of the whim of fancy and excess? The present collection of art-explorations seeks the elemental ties of Human Condition. Together, the authors aim to answer the questions posed above. TOC:From the contents Acknowledgements. Thematic Study. Beauty, Truth, Alterity: Beyond Cause And Effect. Part I. Eros / Kalon / Agathos: Love, The Beautiful And The Good. Part II. The Aesthetics Of Possibility. Part III. Measure Or Excess: The Unity Of The Aesthetic, The Ethical, And The Political In Dante, Marlowe, And Molière. Part IV. The Theater Absurd And Reality. Part V. The Re-Emergence Of Beauty In Contemporary Technology. Index of Names.
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