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By Guttorm Fløistad (auth.), Guttorm Fløistad (eds.)

The current quantity is a continuation of the sequence Contemporary Philosophy (International Institute of Philosophy). As with the sooner volumes within the sequence, the current chronicles purport to offer a survey of important tendencies in modern philosophy.

This quantity on Aesthetics, containing nineteen surveys, indicates the range of techniques to Aesthetics in a variety of cultures. The shut connection among aesthetics and faith and among aesthetics and ethics is emphasised in numerous contributions.

The chronicles are more often than not written in English, French and German. within the current quantity ten surveys are written in English, 8 in French and one in German. The bibliographical references, with a few exceptions, stick to the development brought in previous volumes. The bibliographies themselves often stick to on the finish of every chronicle prepared in alphabetical order. The bibliographies are chosen and organized via the authors themselves.

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Instinct here means desires of life and human nature. What satisfies desires from instinct and human nature is called the aesthetic life by Chogyu’s definition. Though morality and reason are the most essential powers that make human beings superior to any other animals, those capacities that will make us happy are neither morality nor reason, but instinct. Pleasure of life lies, in the last analysis, in fulfillment of sexual desire. Chogyu’s tone sounds like simple biologism or vitalism, differing from intellectualism that seeks knowledge, goodness and virtue.

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The mode of subjection, he explains « It is that we have to build our existence as a beautiful existence; it is an aesthetic mode » (Dreyfus, 240). CONCLUSION: « NIETZSCHEAN MOMENT » Chogyu whole-heartedly affirms instinct of sexual desires, and Foucault suggests caution against it, implying that sexuality never leads to selfcultivation. Chogyu is rather simple and straightforward in claiming liberation from ascetic spiritualism, while Foucault argues not for liberation of desires but for creation of new pleasures without fear of such transgression as homosexuality, sadomasochism, drugs, etc.

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