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Practicing Mortality : Art, Philosophy, and Contemplative Seeing - Christopher Dustin

Practicing Mortality

Art, Philosophy, and Contemplative Seeing

Hardcover Published: 3rd March 2005
ISBN: 9781403965912
Number Of Pages: 253

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A collaborative undertaking between an artist and a philosopher, this monograph attempts to deepen our understanding of 'contemplative seeing' by addressing the works of Plato, Thoreau, Heidegger, and more. The authors explore what it means to 'see' reality and contemplate how viewing reality philosophically and artfully is a form of spirituality. In this way, by developing a new conception of active visual engagement, the authors propose a way of seeing that unites both critical scrutiny and spiritual involvement, as opposed to simple passive reception.

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"This work is not just for artists and philosophers...it proposes a way of 'living well,' and promises to become a spiritual classic for a wide audience." - Choice

Introduction: "...To perceive the visible reality as it truly is"
Walking: Thoreau's Prepared Vision
The Beatification of the Mundane
Turning the Soul Around
Kosmos Made Visible: Thinking as Craft
A Reverence for Wood
"That which conceals in a way opens to light"
"Not diverse from things": Emersonian Engagement
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ISBN: 9781403965912
ISBN-10: 1403965919
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 253
Published: 3rd March 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1