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Ugly and Wasted

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the aspects of Christian attitudes toward the body that non-believers usually find most difficult — the exaltation of the body as ‘ugly and wasted’. Most of the chapter is ... More


Beautiful/Ugly (1994)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0055
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about the terms, “beauty” and “ugly”, initially written for and first published in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, Mainz, 1994. He says that to evaluate the ... More


Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground

Yetta Howard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041884
eISBN:
9780252050572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041884.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Ugly Differences explores queer female sexuality’s symbiotic relationship with ugliness and offers a way to see worth in ugliness as a generative category for reimagining the inhabitation of gender, ... More


New Comedic Alazoneia

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182696
eISBN:
9780191673863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182696.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The alazon, or the boaster, one of the three main characters in Tractatus Coislinianus, also served as one of the fundamental contributions that New comedy gave to both Shakespeare and Renaissance ... More


Some Notes on Ugliness

Frank Sibley

in Approach to Aesthetics: Collected Papers on Philosophical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238997
eISBN:
9780191598418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238991.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Discusses the notion of ugliness, a notion that Sibley believes to be of considerable interest to aestheticians, even if seldom discussed. Sibley attempts to clarify the concept and argues, with the ... More


Problems about Beauty and Justice

Fred Feldman

in Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Contains the author's replies to the last remaining objections to hedonism—Moore's objection concerning ‘the heap of filth’ and Ross's objection concerning worlds in which pleasure is enjoyed by the ... More


Classic Objections to Hedonism

Fred Feldman

in Pleasure and the Good Life: Concerning the Nature Varieties and Plausibility of Hedonism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199265169
eISBN:
9780191601385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926516X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Seven classic objections to hedonism are presented and explained. Each is carefully formulated as an objection to the Default Hedonism introduced in Ch. 2. The objections are based on (a) the idea ... More


Shame's Fragile Beauty

Julien A. Deonna, Raffaele Rodogno, and Fabrice Teroni

in In Defense of Shame: The Faces of an Emotion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199793532
eISBN:
9780199928569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793532.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

In this chapter, which responds to chapter 2, we suggest that a shift of focus from short-term episodes to the more general manifestations of one's sense of shame promotes a completely different ... More


1 The Aesthetic

Stephen Davies

in The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658541
eISBN:
9780191746253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658541.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science

This chapter defends a broad view of the aesthetic—experiences of the beautiful or the sublime—against two widely accepted alternatives. The first equates the aesthetic with all pleasurable ... More


The Ancient Emotion of Disgust

Donald Lateiner and Dimos Spatharas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190604110
eISBN:
9780190604134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604110.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient emotions have only recently received scholarly analysis. Disgust has experienced relative neglect even now because of social and academic disinclination to study something in which humans ... More


Ugliness, Underground, Queer Difference

Yetta Howard

in Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041884
eISBN:
9780252050572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041884.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The introductory chapter of Ugly Differences provides a theoretical overview of the book and its central interventions on the concepts of ugliness and the underground. It turns to ... More


Resisting Adorno, Revamping Kant

Thierry de Duve

in Aesthetics at Large: Volume 1: Art, Ethics, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226546568
eISBN:
9780226546872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226546872.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter offers a polemical Auseinandersetzung with Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory and his philosophy in general. The chapter’s premise is the realization of how much Adorno was torn ... More


That Age

Yang Mu

in Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169967
eISBN:
9780231538527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169967.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter ponders on “that age”—a period of artistic expression in the author's life, which coincided with the tensions of the fifties, especially the conflicts that arose during that period. The ... More


Disruptive bodies

Alexandra Fanghanel

in Disrupting Rape Culture: Public Space, Sexuality and Revolt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529202526
eISBN:
9781529202533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202526.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter builds on themes established in previous chapters by examining these potentialities in relation to the creation of war machines and establishment of a praxis (Freire, 1968). I return to ... More


Sappho: Transparency and Obstruction

Thea S. Thorsen

in Roman Receptions of Sappho

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829430
eISBN:
9780191867958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829430.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

A number of issues obstruct our vision of Sappho and her ancient reception. This chapter revisits such obstructions as the loss of Sappho’s poetry, the difficulty of accessing information regarding ... More


On Not Being Beautiful

G. O. Hutchinson

in Complex Inferiorities: The Poetics of the Weaker Voice in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814061
eISBN:
9780191851711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814061.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘x is more beautiful than y’ sounds a standard thing to say in Greek and Latin literature; but it raises intricate and interesting issues, not least from the standpoint of y. This chapter draws on ... More


Beauty and the Labor Market

Daniel S. Hamermesh

in Demand for Labor: The Neglected Side of the Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791379
eISBN:
9780191833847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791379.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

We develop a theory of sorting across occupations based on looks and derive its implications for testing for the source of earnings differentials. These differentials are examined using the 1977 ... More


Introduction: Ancient and Modern Modes of Understanding and Manipulating Disgust

Donald Lateiner and Dimos Spatharas

in The Ancient Emotion of Disgust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190604110
eISBN:
9780190604134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604110.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The introduction sheds light on the visceral emotion of disgust in Greek and Roman literature. Disgust invites out attention not only to the culturally privileged senses of sight and hearing, but ... More


Aesthetic Judging and the Intentionality of Pleasure

Hannah Ginsborg

in The Normativity of Nature: Essays on Kant's Critique of Judgement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199547975
eISBN:
9780191789007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547975.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay discusses Henry Allison’s Kant’s Theory of Taste, defending aspects of the view of Kant’s aesthetics presented earlier in the book. Allison rejects Guyer’s claim that pleasure in the ... More


K. C. Bhattacharyya, “The Concept of Rasa” (1930)

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents an excerpt from Krishna Chandra Bhattacharyya’s 1930 essay, “The Concept of Rasa,” in which he provides a very nonclassical analysis of the classical Indian aesthetic construct ... More


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