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Nishida on the beautiful and the good

Wilkinson, Robert (2010). Nishida on the beautiful and the good. International Yearbook of Aesthetics, 14 pp. 120–141.

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Nishida analyses the relations of the ethical and aesthetic areas of life not in terms of types of concept or object but in terms of two types of consciousness. He holds that aesthetic and moral consciousness are radically different in kind, and both different from religious consciousness. Moral consciousness is the most superficial of the three, since it presupposes a duality not present in reality itself. Aesthetic consciousness has a tendency to unity, but (unlike religious consciousness) is intermittent.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Author, 2010 International Association for Aesthetics
ISSN: 1402-2842
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 24661
Depositing User: Bob Wilkinson
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 17:27
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:19
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