Aesthetics II by Alan B. Brinkley, Peter M. Burkholder, Bernard P.

By Alan B. Brinkley, Peter M. Burkholder, Bernard P. Dauenhauer, James K. Feibleman, Carol A. Kates, Sandra B. Rosenthal, James Leroy Smith (auth.)

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F. Stout and Donald C. Williams,! and it is 1 See Stout's essay, "The Nature of Universals and Propositions," Studies in IS GRACEFULNESS A SUPERVENIENT PROPERTY? 3I called the theory of tropes. In what follows, I shall explain this theory and apply it to the problem of gracefulness. , entities do not literally have characters in common. In a very weak sense, there are universals. But a universal is merely an aggregate of similar abstract particular characters (called by Williams "tropes"); it is not, in all strictness, a feature that numerically diverse objects can share.

179. 40 VALUE AND ARTISTIC VALUE IN LE SENNE'S PHILOSOPHY bring about value. Rather it is value that allows entities or events to be ordered and linked to one another. Value is not isolated. It pervades every being and every kind of being. Thus it is appropriate to call value sufficient. Value is personal first because it is inseparable from the kind of communion which draws two men together to such a degree that their unity predominates over their discreteness. Each value has an orientation toward bringing men into unity with each other and with God.

2 I hope to develop this point at length on some other occasion. VALUE AND ARTISTIC VALUE IN LE SENNE'S PHILOSOPHY 55 of the elements he identifies. Likewise his insistence upon the mutual implication of harmony, grace and charm is certainly defensible. The weak link in Le Senne's position is his acceptance of four and only four cardinal values and his description of them in terms of the retroversion-proversion and extraversion-introversion coordinates. Le Senne acknowledges that the only reason he has for limiting the cardinal values to the four he has identified is that he has found no others in experience.

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