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ERIC Number: EJ825834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
The Music in the Heart, the Way of Water, and the Light of a Thousand Suns: A Response to Richard Shusterman, Crispin Sartwell, and Scott Stroud
Alexander, Thomas
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v43 n1 p41-58 Spr 2009
This is a critical response to the papers by Shusterman, Sartwell, and Stroud. I claim that Shusterman has missed the inter-human moral aesthetics of Confucianism, that Sartwell has misunderstood Taoism's idea of "receptivity," confusing it with anarchist "passivity," and Stroud has not overcome the "Gita's" injunction to sacrifice the self, which vitiates the idea of using its worldview for personal aesthetic ends. In other words, all impose Western values and concepts on Asian philosophy. (Contains 47 notes.) [For referenced papers by Stroud, Shusterman, and Sartwell, see EJ825831, EJ825832 and EJ825833, respectively.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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