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  • Russian Cubists
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    Cubism (a name suggested by Henri Matisse in 1909) is a non-objective approach to painting developed originally in France by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque around 1906. The early, 'pre-Cubist' period (to 1906) is characterized by emphasizing the process of construction, of creating a pictorial rhythm, and converting the represented forms into the essential geometric shapes: the cube, the sphere, the cylinder, and the cone. Between 1909 and 1911, the analysis of human forms and still lifes (hen...
  • Ideal General Will's Objective Generality
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    The Specifics Of That Which Is General - A Discussion Of Rousseau's General Will Rousseau's concept of "the general will" (la volont gnr ale) has been generally misunderstood. It has been criticized on the one hand as a form of vacuous idealism, and on the other hand as nothing more than another name for majority rule. But the concept is, in fact, neither of these. Rousseau constructs a sophisticated and meaningful picture of the general will that manages to avoid both of these extreme positions...
  • Logical Picture Of The Facts
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    Why did Wittgenstein come to call the propositions of his Tractatus "senseless" (6.54) The conclusions and final philosophical position of Wittgenstein's Tractatus undermine and deny the possibility of his methods and objectives. Namely he concludes that metaphysical conjecture and the attempt to answer unanswerable questions is senseless. Since the Tractatus throughout posits solutions to the questions of reality, the meaningfulness of language and the possibility of human knowledge it has to a...
  • Relative Clarity
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    Picasso development toward cubism reached its climax with the monumental justly celebrated Demoiselles d Avignon (1906). This painting, named for a brothel in Barcelona's Avignon Street, depicts, in a highly stylized form, five angular nude or partially draped women grouped around an arrangement of fruit. This final, condensed version, developed through many preparatory works, was attained by gradual simplifications and eliminations of an originally conspicuous subject matter. 1. LINEAR (SHARP C...
  • Ancient Chinese Jade
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    Basically, I have a great influence by Chinese culture and also I like to discovery many traditional things, so I choice jade for my topic. Jade is not an ordinary stone. Not only it has a mystical background, but also it has deep historical and cultural influence in Chinese society. There are many legends about jade's origin; according to the famous one, China was invaded by the Tartar barbarians, the Imperial Dragon shed tears of sorrow, and these tears petrified into jade. Also, ancient jades...
  • Paper On The Form Of Book
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    One Example of a Platonic Form other than what the book suggests is the Form of a book. The idea to write this paper on the Form of book came to me while I was sitting in the library perusing the reference books, trying to decide on an answer to question 2. You could say that the answer was staring me right in the face. I believe that the Form of a book exists but I have to agree with Aristotle's idea that the Form is created when the object is created. I also think that Forms are eternal, but f...
  • Form As The Essence Of An Object
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    Ontology One of the most controversial debates in philosophy has been over the nature of being. In the Pre-Socratic era the dispute focused on whether change was constant while our human perceptions made static separations so that we could make sense of our environment, or if being exists omnipresent ly and that our perceptions of diversity in matter are false. Plato tries to solve this dilemma with his theory of an objective reality in a realm different from that which we experience. Aristotle ...
  • Relation Between Forms And Particular Things
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    Janet Jones Code of Ethics Research Paper Class number 409 Frank Sams Aristotle was a great thinker who used his reasoning ability and knowledge through others to draw ethical assumptions and principles. Aristotle was once in favor of the teachings of Plato until he began to question his philosophy. These ideas lead Aristotle to years of writing and teaching his work. Aristotle was a professor for twenty years at an academy called Lyceum. Lyceum is where Aristotle began to pursue a broader range...
  • Forms Beauty
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    Aristotle vs. Plato On Metaphysics Essay, Research Aristotle vs. Plato On Metaphysics The Opposing Views of Great Minds The word metaphysics is defined as "The study or theory of reality; sometimes used more narrowly to refer to transcendent reality, that is, reality which lies beyond the physical world and cannot therefore be grasped by means of the senses. ' It simply asks what is the nature of being? Metaphysics helps us to reach beyond nature as we see it, and to discover the 'true nature' o...

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