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  • Stefanie Buchenau, The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenment: The Art of Invention and the Invention of Art. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, viii + 272 pp., £55.00/$95.00 cloth. In this book, Stefanie Buchenau proposes a philosophical reassessment of the contribution of […]

    Review: The Founding of Aesthetics

    Stefanie Buchenau, The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenment: The Art of Invention and the Invention of Art. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, viii + 272 pp., £55.00/$95.00 cloth. In this book, Stefanie Buchenau proposes a philosophical reassessment of the contribution of […]

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  • Editor’s Note: In his first post, Jon Gathje wondered if there might be a Lutheran contribution to theological aesthetics. Here, in this second post, Gathje teases out several ideas along these lines. “God himself must be present in every single […]

    Visiting Scholar Series: A Lutheran Contribution?, Part 2

    Editor’s Note: In his first post, Jon Gathje wondered if there might be a Lutheran contribution to theological aesthetics. Here, in this second post, Gathje teases out several ideas along these lines. “God himself must be present in every single […]

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  • In “Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline,” Bernard Williams makes two interesting, though seemingly opposed, points about the task of humanistic inquiry. These remarks, I think, might provide a helpful starting place for those of us thinking about the nature, aims, […]

    Visiting Scholar Series: Can “Interdisciplinarity” Be Disciplined?

    In “Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline,” Bernard Williams makes two interesting, though seemingly opposed, points about the task of humanistic inquiry. These remarks, I think, might provide a helpful starting place for those of us thinking about the nature, aims, […]

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  • Warning: MAJOR spoilers ahead. In The LEGO Movie, average construction worker Emmet is told he is the Special, the prophesied saviour of the Lego world from Lord Business, who wants to use his superweapon the Kragle to freeze all activity […]

    Everything is Awesome: Two Theologies of Creativity in The LEGO Movie

    Warning: MAJOR spoilers ahead. In The LEGO Movie, average construction worker Emmet is told he is the Special, the prophesied saviour of the Lego world from Lord Business, who wants to use his superweapon the Kragle to freeze all activity […]

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  • Shortly after hearing of the late Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, my friends sent me texts: “I heard. I’m sorry.” Strange. I must have talked about this man, a movie actor who I did not know and who I never […]

    My Neighbor Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Shortly after hearing of the late Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, my friends sent me texts: “I heard. I’m sorry.” Strange. I must have talked about this man, a movie actor who I did not know and who I never […]

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  • In his 1989 address to the graduating class of Dartmouth College the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky decided to forego the platitudes that comprise such ceremonies to instead admit that “a substantial part of what lies ahead of you is going […]

    Surviving the Sahara: On Being Bored

    In his 1989 address to the graduating class of Dartmouth College the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky decided to forego the platitudes that comprise such ceremonies to instead admit that “a substantial part of what lies ahead of you is going […]

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  •  — “Born from the silence of wonder, or from the demands of a sincere heart, art strives to get closer to the mystery of reality.” – John Paul II CATENA ARTISTORUM A Cultural Pilgrimage in Southern France for artists from […]

    Catena Artistorum Cultural Pilgrimage to France

     — “Born from the silence of wonder, or from the demands of a sincere heart, art strives to get closer to the mystery of reality.” – John Paul II CATENA ARTISTORUM A Cultural Pilgrimage in Southern France for artists from […]

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