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Tragic Beauty in Whitehead and Japanese Aesthetics (Hardcover) (Steve Odin)

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This book examines Alfred North Whitehead’s process aesthetics focusing especially on two categories, including the penumbral beauty of darkness and the tragic beauty of perishability, while further establishing parallels with the Japanese sense of evanescent beauty as yûgen andaware. It clarifies how both Whitehead and Japanese tradition develop an aesthetics of beauty as perishability culminating in a religio-aesthetic vision of tragic beauty and its reconciliation in the supreme ecstasy of peace.
Number of Pages: 333
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Aesthetics
Series Title: Contemporary Whitehead Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Steve Odin
Language: English
Street Date: May 19, 2016
TCIN: 51289757
UPC: 9781498514774
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-9373
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