Free Syllabus: Musical Works: Ontology and Meta-Ontology

FREE PDFTeaching & Learning Guide for: Musical Works: Ontology and Meta-Ontology
By Julian Dodd, The University of Manchester (September 2009)

Key Topics

Section: Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art

Subjects: Philosophy, Aesthetics, Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art, Metaphysics

Key Topic: music

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First International Blasphemy Day

Blake_The_BlasphemerSeptember 30, 2009, will mark, for many freethinkers, the first international Blasphemy Day. The new holiday–or unholyday–is being promoted by the Center for Free Inquiry (CFI). It will be inaugurated by an art exhibit in Washington DC, a soap-box style “speaker’s corner” in Toronto, and a Blasphemy-Fest! film-viewing in LA, all held at CFI centers.

The date September 30 was chosen to commemorate Continue reading “First International Blasphemy Day”

Antichrist morality

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Lars von Trier

A recent article by Christopher Hart in the Mail has criticised Danish director Lars von Trier’s latest film Antichrist as ‘stomach-turning’, ‘revolting’, and ‘sick pretentious filth’. This is the latest in a series of outraged reactions to the film, following alleged fainting at the premiere in Cannes and a lawsuit by Christian organisations in France. Von Trier response did little to calm matters, announcing that he was commanded by God to make the film and is the best director in the world. Whilst all this controversy makes for an entertaining spectacle, and has been nothing but publicity for the film, it also serves to highlight a specifically philosophical issue: the close tie between art and morality. Continue reading “Antichrist morality”

FREE Syllabus: Authors, Intentions and Literary Meaning

FREE PDFTeaching and Learning Guide for: Authors, Intentions and Literary Meaning
By Sherri Irvin, University of Oklahoma (December 2008)


Keywords:

Section: Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art
Subject:
Philosophy
Key Topic: meaning

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