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originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: InTheLight
if humans did not create art then we wouldnt have lasted as long !
Art is the source expression of humanity
its how the source is expressed through our species !
if we didnt have art , we wouldnt be human !
The Stupidity of the Arts
But stress reduction in the interest of chromosomal preservation, and other possible health benefits, seems like a pursuit even a 17th Century dualist philosopher could get behind.
The Stupidity of the Arts
This doesn't even need to be analyzed; the sort of reading Wilde has in mind - literature - has a different aim from the sort of reading that brings about genuine progress in society: non-fiction i.e. scientific, inductive, deductive.
brings about genuine progress in society: non-fiction i.e. scientific, inductive, deductive
Your ontological ability to regulate your feelings, in other words, derives from outside you. The strength of your intentionality is a measure of your history of interpersonal recognition dynamics. Is that not profound? And isn't it utterly amazing how deceitfully useless powerful clichés from clichés like Oscar Wilde are?
Your ontological ability to regulate your feelings, in other words, derives from outside you
“One may see his behaviour as 'signs' of a 'disease'; one may see his behaviour as expressive of his existence. The existential-phenomenological construction is an inference about the way the other is feeling and acting [...] The clinical psychiatrist, wishing to be more 'scientific' or 'objective', may propose to confine himself to the 'objectively' observable behaviour of the patient before him. The simplest reply to this is that it is impossible. To see 'signs' of 'disease' is not to see neutrally. Nor is it neutral to see a smile as contractions of the circumoral muscles.”
― R.D. Laing, The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness
10. Oscar Wilde was merely a hedonist who, as he admitted, put his genius into his life but only his talent into his works At his trial Wilde said that his aim in life had been self-realisation through pleasure rather than suffering. Later, in his long prison letter to Douglas, De Profundis, he recants and admits that only through pain and sorrow can true nobility of soul be achieved. He was undeniably a first-rate funny-man, but the jury is still out on whether Wilde belongs in the top division of literature, a paradox which is part of his enduring appeal.
While I consider myself a liberal, I do not find much in common with mainstream liberalism, and hence I prefer the term "progressive" to discriminate myself from the postmodern confusion that makes so much of modern day liberal doctrine - sexual identity politics, above all - so incredibly hypocritical (for being out of touch with the needs of most people) and therefore profoundly irritating, for having the gall to pretend to be able to effectively lead society.
Recognizing the self in the other, the equivalence between self and others, means that our emotions are 'spread' like wildfire simply by observing them; in vision - I "know" what a face or body movement means without thinking. My feelings REPRESENT the truth of the others experience. Similarly, in my head, I have to deal with the fact that I am feeling and sensing the other.
Of course in today's world art doesn't mean nearly the same, but even 50 some odd years ago
a reply to: Astrocyte
This sounds like a harsh title, and perhaps it is - but I must say what the "arts" seem like from the perspective of someone educated in the modern psychologies and neurosciences.