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    Improvisation in dance
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 58 (2): 181-190. 2000.
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    Cultural Identity of Art Works
    with Disikate Ke, Min Yu, and Chengji Liu
    Nelson Goodman (1906-2007) approached the arts and other kinds of knowledge as forms of symbolism. His principal aim in philosophy was to advance understanding and remove confusions by verbal analysis and logical constructions. Goodman's philosophical theories encompass nominalism, constructivism and a version of radical relativism. In his Languages of Art, Goodman sets forth distinctions among the various art according to differences in the forms of symbols employed. He contributed as wel…Read more
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    A tribute to Nelson Goodman
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 58 (3): 251-253. 2000.
    Presents a tribute to American philosopher Nelson Goodman who died on November 25, 1998 in Needham, Massachusetts. Contributions of Goodman to analytic philosophy; Career background; Range of interest from philosophy to art collecting; Major publications on the work of Goodman; Role of Goodman as a gallery director and private art collector
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    Somaesthetics and Dance
    Contemporary Pragmatism 12 (1): 100-115. 2015.
    Dance is proposed as the most representative of somaesthetic arts in Thinking Through the Body: Essays in Somaesthetics and other writings of Richard Shusterman. Shuster- man offers a useful, but incomplete approach to somaesthetics of dance. In the examples provided, dance appears as subordinate to another art form or as a means to achieving bodily excellence. Missing, for example, are accounts of the role of dance as an independent art form, how somaesthetics would address differences in varyi…Read more
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    Langer and Hofstadter on painting and language: A critique
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 32 (3): 331-342. 1974.
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    Aesthetics into the Twenty-First Century
    Filozofski Vestnik 25 (2). 2004.
    The new concerns facing aestheticians in the twenty-first century require serious attention if the discipline is to maintain continued viability as an intellectual discipline. Just as art changes as cultures develop, so must aesthetics. In support of this view is a personal account of evolving engagement with aesthetics and the factors that led to embracing change and a plurality of practices as essential to the health of aesthetic today. A brief examination of the state of aesthetics as it has …Read more
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    Symbol and Function in Contemporary Architecture
    Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 1 15-25. 2008.
    The focus here will be on the tension between architecture’s symbolic role and its function as a space to house and present art. ‘Symbolic’ refers both to a building as an aesthetic or sculptural form and secondly to its role in expressing civic identity. ‘Function’ refers to the intended purpose or practical use apart from its role as a form of art. As an art form, it serves important symbolic purposes; its practical purposes are linked to serving individual and community functions requiring th…Read more
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    The author reviews two symposia: 'The Video Arts: Demonstration and Discussion', The American Society for Aesthetics, New York City, 28 Oct. 1978, and 'The Aestheticians Look at Television', National Association of Education Broadcasters, Washington, D.C., 30 Oct. 1978. He also presents an evaluation of the current state of video art in terms of philosophical aesthetics. Furthermore, he attempts to make a clear distinction between television and video art. The differences cited include corporate…Read more
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    Art and the absolute: A study of Hegel's aesthetics
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 27 (1): 163-165. 1989.
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    Industrial design and the visual arts share a common aesthetic basis as demonstrated by their common use of aesthetic principles and by designers who are also visual artists. The author examines the rationale for exhibiting industrial products in art museums and the similarities and differences between industrial design and the fine arts. He argues that industrial design shares important theoretical concepts with the visual fine arts.
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    As a new trend in aesthetics appearing concurrently in the West and the East in the last ten years, the aesthetics of everyday life points to a growing diversification among existing methodologies for pursuing aesthetics, alongside the shift from art-based aesthetics. The cultural diversity manifest in global aesthetics offers common ground for the collaborative efforts of aesthetics in both the West and the East. Given the rapidly growing interest and its potential for attracting new audiences …Read more
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    Book Review on Carroll, Noel. On Criticism (review)
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. forthcoming.
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    Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics
    Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66 (4): 419-422. 2008.