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The Aesthetic Sense of Life : A Philosophy of the Everyday (Paperback)

Author: Fleming, Bruce

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The Aesthetic Sense of Life is a fast-moving book about how to see the world and get value from living every day with the "everyday." Do the infinite number of sensations we''re surrounded with every day have intrinsic value? If not, what gives them value? Who appreciates the sunrise if we don''t? Is it enough for just us to appreciate it? Or do we have to share it? The Aesthetic Sense of Life considers and answers to questions such as these in clear, readable prose, offering a way of looking at life that makes clear its value and its meaning. The aesthetic sense of life is neither the viewpoint of the saints for whom the sensations of the world are mere murmuring and illusion nor the viewpoint of those completely fulfilled by their things, their gadgets, the particulars of their own lives. Most of us fall in the middle between these two extremes: we appreciate, say, a good cup of coffee, a power tool, a new set of towels, or a juicy steak, but don''t think the answer to the riddle of existence is to be found in any of these. We appreciate them without thinking them sufficient. What''s missing from them? What''s missing is this: a sense that they can give meaning to life.


Publisher Univ Pr of Amer
Mfg Part# 9780761839163
SKU 206872486
Format Paperback
ISBN10 076183916X
Release Date 2/4/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0169
Publisher University Press of America
$39.96 + free shipping
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