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Overview

Your artistry involves you intimately with the world around and beyond you. So your artistry involves profound but simple philosophical matters. As a human person, you are artful and philosophical, at the core of your being. Doorway to Artistry offers a playful, everyday philosophical approach necessary for life, integration, healing, and thriving in artistry. It reflects on the real and how we are involved with it, especially in our creative effort. In short, the real hospitably welcomes us, and in our artistry we reciprocate in noble courtesy. Human persons were made for this communion with the real. Find in this book a hospitable welcome to belong at home beyond where you are.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781666769692
Publisher: Cascade Books
Publication date: 06/15/2023
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,114,202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Esther Lightcap Meek is professor of philosophy emeritus at Geneva College. She is senior scholar at The Seattle School for Theology and Psychology, and a Fujimura Institute scholar. She has written extensively on the philosophy of knowledge and her work focuses on the value of philosophy for everyday life.

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"I can't remember ever using the word 'rollicking' to describe a work of philosophy. In Doorway to Artistry, Esther Meek has (once again!) rolled up the heavy rug of academic language and invited us all over to dance in her living room."
—Dawn Cerny, visual artist in residence, Seattle University

"At the fertile intersection of what earlier scholars called the contemplative and the active modes of life, Esther Meek has laid an extravagant feast. With Doorway to Artistry, she models a new, munificent style of scholarship for the whole human person, offering from her apparently boundless generosity an invitation to be led in a familiar yet unexpected direction: homeward."
—Pete Candler, author of The Road to Unforgetting

"For decades, Esther Meek has been practicing philosophical therapy to free us from the modern picture that holds us captive, a picture that estranges us from the abundance of reality. Meek proposes we make contact with reality through artful discovery that strains toward festal communion. We know Meek's delightful new book hits reality because it leaves us with, in a favorite phrase from Michael Polanyi, an 'unspecifiable sense of an inexhaustive range of indeterminate future manifestations.'"
—Peter Leithart, president, Theopolis Institute

"Esther Meek's new book warmly enacts the very welcome into reality it proposes to teach and treats the reader like an honored guest. Deeply philosophical without ever losing contact with the most ordinary, concrete things of daily life, these festive meditations will not only inspire artists, but will inspire everyone else to become artists. This will be a book one feels lucky to have discovered—and then immediately sends as a gift to friends."
—D. C. Schindler, professor of metaphysics and anthropology, The John Paul II Institute

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