Tragic Beauty in Whitehead and Japanese Aesthetics

Tragic Beauty in Whitehead and Japanese Aesthetics

by Steve Odin

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ISBN-13: 9781498514798
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 09/15/2018
Series: Contemporary Whitehead Studies Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.99(w) x 8.66(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Steve Odin teaches Japanese and East-West comparative philosophy at the University of Hawaii, where he has taught for more than thirty years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Abbreviations
About the Cover
I. Primacy of Aesthetics
1. Primacy of Aesthetics in Japanese Culture
2. Whitehead’s Aesthetics: Early Works
3. Whitehead’s Aesthetics: Process and Reality
4. Whitehead’s Aesthetics: Later Works
5. Whitehead’s Retrieval of Beauty
6. The Problem of Aestheticism
(i) Whitehead’s Aestheticism
(ii) Japanese Aestheticism
II. Beauty as Aesthetic Quality
7. Whitehead’s Metaphysics of Aesthetic Quality
8. Aesthetic Quality in East-West Perspective
(i) S. C. Pepper, (ii) F.S.C Northrop, (iii) R. M. Pirsig, (iv) H. N. Wieman, (v) S. K. Langer
9. Whitehead’s Doctrine of Aesthetic Qualities as Eternal Objects
10. Beauty as Synaesthesia in Whitehead, Hartshorne & Japanese Aesthetics
III. A Whiteheadian Perspective on Yūgen & Aware in Japanese Aesthetics
A. Penumbral Beauty
11. Penumbral Beauty of Darkness in Whitehead’s Process Aesthetics
12. Yūgen as the Beauty of Darkness in Japanese Aesthetics
13. A Whiteheadian Perspective on Yūgen in Japanese Aesthetics
B. Tragic Beauty
14. Time as Discontinuous Continuity in Whitehead, Dōgen & Nishida
15. Tragic Beauty in Whitehead's Process Aesthetics
16. Aware in Japanese Aesthetics
17. A Whiteheadian Perspective on Aware in Japanese Aesthetics
18. Tragic Beauty and Peace in Whitehead & Japanese Aesthetics
Endnotes
Bibliography
Glossary

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