By Guttorm Fløistad
This e-book maintains the sequence modern Philosophy (International Institute of Philosophy), which surveys major tendencies in modern philosophy. the recent quantity on Aesthetics, comprising nineteen surveys, indicates the diversity of techniques to Aesthetics in a number of cultures. The shut connection among aesthetics and faith and among aesthetics and ethics is emphasised in different contributions.
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Thus modern aesthetics can be called a product of the Enlightenment, eventually claiming the universality of human beings and the belief of progress 2 Pictorial turn: I make use of W. J. T. Mitchell’s phraseology in his book Picture Theory (The University of Chicago Press, 1994): « “ The Pictorial Turn” looks at the way modern thought has re-oriented itself around visual paradigms that seem to threaten and overwhelm any possibility of discursive mastery. » (p. 9). EXTENDING MEANINGS OF AESTHETICS AND THE ETHICAL MOMENT 27 toward civilization through industrialization, commerce, science, technology and art.
40 MASAHIRO HAMASHITA FUJITA, Junichiro, « Kyodo-sei heno kanshin to Biteki-Mukanshin » (Interest in Community and Aesthetic Disinterestedness) [in Japanese], Kantogakuin Hogaku, vol. 10, no. 3-4 (2001). INOUE, Tetsujiro, « Meiji tetsugakukai no kaiko » (Recollections of philosophical society in the Meiji era) (1932), Gendai Nihon Shiso Taikei 24. Tokyo: Chikuma Shobo, 1965. p. 1928). LAOSHE, Zhao Zjye (1926), translated by Michiko Nakayama, in Laoshe Shosetsu Zensyu, vol. 2, Tokyo: Gakusyu Kenkyusha, 1982.
It seems that Bharata, the author of Nāṭyaśāstra, appeared after Patañjali. According to him, he is an actor who can act and express the popular stories in an enjoyable form. 44 D. P. CHATTOPADHYAYA During the second half of the 1st Millennium BC when the influence of Buddhism started reaching the people of the country and the royal courts, records and literature show that drama was gaining increasing recognition as a special form of public entertainment. It had also its religious and ceremonial significance.