By Guttorm Fløistad (auth.), Guttorm Fløistad (eds.)
The current quantity is a continuation of the sequence Contemporary Philosophy (International Institute of Philosophy). As with the sooner volumes within the sequence, the current chronicles purport to offer a survey of vital tendencies in modern philosophy.
This quantity on Aesthetics, containing nineteen surveys, exhibits the diversity of ways to Aesthetics in numerous cultures. The shut connection among aesthetics and faith and among aesthetics and ethics is emphasised in numerous contributions.
The chronicles are in most cases 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, keep on 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 by way of the authors themselves.
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SHIMOMURA, Torataro, « Introduction » to Gendai Nihon Shiso Taikei 24, Tokyo: Chikuma Shobo, 1965. TAKAYAMA, Chogyu, Chogyu Zensyu, vol. 4, Tokyo: Nihon Tosyo Senta, 1994. ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL CONCEPTS AND THEORIES OF ART IN INDIA D. P. CHATTOPADHYAYA (Jadavpur University, Kolkata) I. – PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS Aesthetics, as a theoretical discipline, presupposes aesthetic use of language in different forms. Prose, poetry and drama are among the three main recognized literary forms. Within one of these forms several other sub-forms are available.
Even in the area of the humanities, many disciplines were imported from the West to displace some Chinese and Japanese teaching. In the Japanese history of philosophy, no other scholar would be comparable to Inoue Tetsujiro (1855-1944) in his contribution to the historiography of Japanese philosophy and as an ideologue in modern Japan, similar to Hegel in Germany and Cousin in France. He wrote a paper titled « The Retrospect of the Philosophers’ World in the Meiji Era », in which he explains: « In our country there has been a tradition of Shintoism, Confucianism and Buddhism; however, due to the import of Western civilization there emerged another line of thought during the Meiji era, which is absolutely different from the traditional Eastern philosophy » (Inoue, 53).
Theory of knowledge, is concerned with the qualitative aspect of knowledge of ideas. I will trace it back to Leibniz’s epistemology. In Discourse on Metaphysics, Leibniz states: In order to understand better the nature of ideas it is necessary to touch on the varieties of knowledge. When I can recognize one thing amongst others, without being able to say in what its differences or properties consist, my knowledge is confused. It is in this way that we sometimes know clearly, without being in any kind of doubt, if a poem or a picture is good EXTENDING MEANINGS OF AESTHETICS AND THE ETHICAL MOMENT 29 or bad, because there is a je ne sais quoi which satisfies us or displeases us.