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Aesthetics: An Overview

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The association of feelings (aisthesis) with the fallacious world of experience has a long history that goes back to Plato's mistrust of the senses. Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten was faced with the challenge of formulating a theory of sensibility in which the body could stand shoulder to shoulder with the mind-a "science of sensuous cognition" investing the sensible world with the perfection of logic. It is only fitting that the present selection of writings on topics related to aesthetics in Japan begins with the discussion of the concept of "kokoro," which, as readers learn from Toyo Izutsu, is variously translated as either "heart" or "mind"..

Keywords: aesthetics; Japan



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