Jean Jacques Rousseau Music Illusion and Desire

... inadequate to the intensity and complexity of human feeling generally and specifically of desire. As Wolmar's method recedes, the religious vision offered by Julie in letter VIII elevates illusion to the highest position in human ...

Author: Michael O'Dea

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349239306

Category: Philosophy

Page: 284

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'...discusses virtually all the musical writings which figure in this tome of the Oeuvres completes and may even be read as a companion volume, providing a key to the understanding of its various texts...O'Dea's vividly textured and finely nuanced reading of Rousseau's musical imagination plainly does complement the Pleiade collection in two striking offers a general interpretation of the place of the philosophy of music in Rousseau's thought that is addressed to concepts which flit in and out of particular works, articulated in a voice whose clarity of tone is unmatched by a chorus of editors. Second, it pursues its case across a range of texts spread far beyond the limits of any collection of Rousseau's essays on music.' - Robert Wokler, French Literature This new study of Jean-Jacques Rousseau suggests that his early articles on music for the Encyclopidie give a unique insight into his thinking on aesthetics, affectivity and desire. Rousseau is shown as moving subsequently between two opposed tendencies. He celebrates the voice as the vehicle for the most intense moments of human experience but also frequently attacks the surrender to passion implicit in that celebration, denouncing the arts and arguing that women must be confined to the domestic sphere.

Seikyo Times

Each of the five illusions of desire ( greed , anger , stupidity , arrogance , and doubt ) is an emotional and instinctive manifestation of the corresponding illusion of thought . These illusions of thought and desire have been ...



ISBN: WISC:89059487629

Category: Buddhism


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Moral Wisdom and Good Lives

This understanding may be deepened by noticing that the loss of innocence is a loss of illusions and a gain in inwardly directed ... For in the grip of the illusion that society and the physical world were meant to satisfy our desires, ...

Author: John Kekes

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501721861

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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In this profound and yet accessible book, John Kekes discusses moral wisdom: a virtue essential to living a morally good and personally satisfying life. He advances a broad, nontechnical argument that considers the adversities inherent in the human condition and assists in the achievement of good lives. The possession of moral wisdom, Kekes asserts, is a matter of degree: more of it makes lives better, less makes them worse. Exactly what is moral wisdom, however, and how should it be sought? Ancient Greek and medieval Christian philosophers were centrally concerned with it. By contrast, modern Western sensibility doubts the existence of a moral order in reality; and because we doubt it, and have developed no alternatives, we have grown dubious about the traditional idea of wisdom. Kekes returns to the classical Greek sources of Western philosophy to argue for the contemporary significance of moral wisdom. He develops a proposal that is eudaimonistic—secular, anthropocentric, pluralistic, individualistic, and agonistic. He understands moral wisdom as focusing on the human effort to create many different forms of good lives. Although the approach is Aristotelian, the author concentrates on formulating and defending a contemporary moral ideal. The importance of this ideal, he shows, lies in increasing our ability to cope with life's adversities by improving our judgment. In chapters on moral imagination, self-knowledge, and moral depth, Kekes calls attention to aspects of our inner life that have been neglected because of our cultural inattention to moral wisdom. He discusses these inner processes through the tragedies of Sophocles, which can inspire us with their enduring moral significance and help us to understand the importance of moral wisdom to living a good life.

1650 1850

This is a theme that recurs across the spectrum of Rousseau's work, as agents interpose illusions between themselves and their desires and, in so doing, substitute a pleasure derived from the illusion for the pleasure deferred by it.

Author: Kevin L. Cope

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781684480760

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

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1650-1850 publishes essays and reviews from and about a wide range of academic disciplines—literature (both in English and other languages), philosophy, art history, history, religion, and science. Interdisciplinary in scope and approach, 1650-1850 emphasizes aesthetic manifestations and applications of ideas, and encourages studies that move between the arts and the sciences—between the “hard” and the “humane” disciplines. The editors encourage proposals for “special features” that bring together five to seven essays on focused themes within its historical range, from the Interregnum to the end of the first generation of Romantic writers. While also being open to more specialized or particular studies that match up with the general themes and goals of the journal, 1650-1850 is in the first instance a journal about the artful presentation of ideas that welcomes good writing from its contributors. First published in 1994, 1650-1850 is currently in its 24th volume. ISSN 1065-3112. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Eat More Pray More Love More

Desires. The mind is the world. If we have a million people, we have a million worlds. ... Our senses and minds nurse our desires and our thoughts that come from the six desires. ... thoughts and desires. These thoughts are illusions.

Author: Martin Avery


ISBN: 9780557657445


Page: 152

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One man's journey across the heartland of Canada, from Georgian Bay to the Zen Forest, in search of healing. He travels through Muskoka and the Kawarthas, interviews a Zen Master and a New Age guru, gets the Oneness Blessing, and finds a short-cut to enlightenment.

Discover the Real You amp Change Your World

We all have great desires and wonderful ideas. We all dream. When we have desires, ideas, and dreams, the way we handle them puts us on either side of the divide. Do not see and treat desires, ideas, and dreams as illusions, ...


Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781625091413



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A Prose English Translation of Srimadbhagavatam

in this world ( the result ) of the illusion of thy creative energy , ( people whose ) hearts have been deluded by illusions and ( whose hearts are ) steeped in desire , passions and envy , travel from house to house believing ( this ...

Author: Manmatha Nath Dutt


ISBN: SRLF:A0000747113



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The H2O Diet Book

AVOID ILLUSIONS False desires are self-defeating because they can never be satisfied. They always lead the individual to frustration. We can never come to possess that which is exterior to ourselves. Our desires attach themselves to the ...

Author: Jeannette Murueta



Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 183

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Pair it with your favorite diet and double your weight loss results! The H2O Diet Book presents an authentic, permanent weight-loss strategy to naturally redirect your eating and drinking, so you can regain a healthy body and spirit. Combined with your favorite diet, The H2O Diet Book can help you double your weight loss results. With this diet, you will love the way you feel. By drinking water at the right times to keep your body hydrated and burning fat--even after you enjoyed your favorite meals--you will feel lighter and more energetic. Love the way you look. Before you take your shower every morning, do your daily 3-to-5-minute exercise routine to tone the muscles in your face, breast or chest, arms and legs, etc., to make you look more attractive and younger. Be healthy. By drinking the water you need and eating a healthy diet, you will flush the toxins from your body and will feel much healthier. This is a book to keep on your night table to help you stay fit and slim all year long. Always remember: you can gain control over your weight with The H2O Diet Book.

Bulletin of the Comediantes

In all of the interludes , he says , « some forbidden but cherished illusion intrudes to blur the circumstantial world of everyday life . » " The « commonsense » world of the frame ultimately represses unruly desires and illusions which ...

Author: Comediantes (Association)


ISBN: STANFORD:36105015217313

Category: Spanish drama


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