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Nature and Environment

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

in Functional Beauty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter outlines some of the ways in which the concept of Functional Beauty can be applied to natural things. It begins with a somewhat neglected topic in nature aesthetics: the aesthetics of ... More


Book II: Aristotle’s State as a Work of Art

Eugene Garver

in Aristotle's Politics: Living Well and Living Together

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226284026
eISBN:
9780226284040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284040.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter shows how Politics II moves from considering the polis as natural, to the polis as the product of human artifice. Aristotle has exhausted the resources of the analogy between the polis ... More


Toward a Gay Mainstream

Ryan Powell

in Coming Together: The Cinematic Elaboration of Gay Male Life, 1945-1979

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634234
eISBN:
9780226634401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634401.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter looks at three independent drama features that sought to make stories about sociosexual cultures organized around male-male desire accessible to larger audiences. It situates this within ... More


Artifacts

Kathrin Koslicki

in Form, Matter, Substance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823803
eISBN:
9780191862588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823803.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter continues the examination of the special features of artifacts by discussing their place within existing essentialist and anti-essentialist frameworks. It will be argued that prominent ... More


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