By Steve Odin

The current quantity endeavors to make contributions to modern Whitehead experiences via clarifying his axiological method metaphysics, together with his thought of values, idea of aesthetic adventure, and doctrine of attractiveness, with his philosophy of paintings, literature and poetry. in addition, it establishes an east-west discussion targeting how Alfred North Whitehead’s technique aesthetics will be clarified by means of the conventional eastern Buddhist feel of evanescent attractiveness. As this east-west discussion unfolds it's proven that there are various impressive issues of convergence among Whitehead’s technique aesthetics and the normal jap feel of good looks. although, the paintings specifically makes a speciality of of Whitehead’s aesthetic different types, together with the penumbral great thing about darkness and the tragic fantastic thing about perishability, whereas extra demonstrating parallels with the 2 jap aesthetic different types of yûgen and aware. it truly is clarified how either Whitehead and the japanese culture have articulated a poetics of evanescence that celebrates the transience of aesthetic event and the ephemerality of good looks. eventually it's argued that either Whitehead and eastern culture increase an aesthetics of attractiveness as perishability culminating in a religio-aesthetic imaginative and prescient of tragic attractiveness and its reconciliation within the ultimate ecstasy of peace or nirvana.

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