The Quest for the Fine: A Philosophical Inquiry into Judgment, Worth, and Existence

The Quest for the Fine: A Philosophical Inquiry into Judgment, Worth, and Existence

by Michael Gelven

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The Quest for the Fine: A Philosophical Inquiry into Judgment, Worth, and Existence by Michael Gelven

In this original and compelling exploration of the meaning of the term 'fine' and the phenomenon of refinement, noted scholar Michael Gelven reflects on the relationship between refinement and existence. Beginning with a study of perceptual refinement, Gelven shows how in some cases this refinement discloses an existential essence—as an architect shows us what it means to dwell. Gelven then moves to a refinement of self, not equating it with virtue but showing how refinement illuminates our understanding of our ethical and aesthetic judgments, and of what it means to be.

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ISBN-13: 9780847681242
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/1995
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Gelven is Presidential Research Professor of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University. Among his recent books are War and Existence, Spirit and Existence and A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Revised edition.

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