By Willard Van Orman Quine
9 Logico-Philosophical Essays, moment Revised version
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In a sequence of philosophical discussions and inventive case reports, this quantity develops a materialist and immanent method of smooth and modern paintings. The argument is made for a go back to aesthetics--an aesthetics of effect--and for the theorization of paintings as an multiplied and intricate perform. Staging a sequence of encounters among particular Deleuzian techniques; the digital, the minor, the fold, and so forth.
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Yve Lomax is Professor in artwork Writing at Goldsmiths collage and examine instruct for effective Art/Photography on the Royal university of paintings. Yve Lomax's books Writing the picture: An event with artwork and concept and Sounding the development: Escapades in discussion & concerns of artwork, Nature & Time have been released through I. B. Tauris in respectively 2000 and 2004.
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Take into account the further fact that it is to everyone’s beneﬁt that all the best men become soldiers, so to speak, and do service. God’s purpose, and the wise man’s, too, is to show that what ordinary men desire, and what they fear, are not either goods or evils; but it will appear that there are goods, if these are granted only to good men, and that there are evils, if these penalize only bad men. Blindness will earn men’s curses if no one loses his eyes except the man who merits having them ripped out; therefore let an Appius and a Metellus* be denied the daylight.
His skin is pierced by nails, and wherever he rests his exhausted frame he lies upon a wound; his eyes stare out in unending sleeplessness: yet On Providence 9 the greater his torture is, the greater will be his fame. Do you wish to know how little he regrets that he set virtue at such a price? Set him free from the cross and send him back to the senate: he will state the same opinion. Do you, then, consider Maecenas a more fortunate man, who, distressed by aﬀairs of the heart and lamenting the daily rebuﬀs of a cantankerous wife,* would seek sleep by means of harmonious music playing softly at a distance?
Fortune lays into us with the whip and tears our ﬂesh: let us endure it. It is not cruelty but a contest, and the more often we engage in it, the stronger our hearts will be: the sturdiest part of the body is the one that is kept in constant use. We must oﬀer ourselves to Fortune so that in struggling with her we may be hardened by her: little by little she will make us a match for her, and constant exposure to risk will make us despise dangers. So the bodies of mariners are tough from the buﬀeting of the sea, the hands of farmers calloused, the muscles of soldiers strong to enable them to hurl the javelin, the legs of athletes agile: in each case the part of the body exercised is the strongest.
From a Logical Point of View: Nine Logico-Philosophical Essays (2nd Edition) by Willard Van Orman Quine