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Quest for Meaning A Journey Through Philosophy, the Arts, and Creative Genius

ISBN-10: 0761815260
ISBN-13: 9780761815266
Edition: 2000
Authors: William Cooney
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Book details

List price: $62.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University Press of America, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Philosophy and the Arts
Introduction: The Philosophical Attitude and The Gift of Existencep. 1
The Nature, Tasks, and Branches of Philosophyp. 21
Plato: Philosophy and the Arts, and the Need for Controlp. 33
Aristotle: The Arts and the Human Personp. 53
From Augustine and Aquinas to Leonardo and Michelangelo: Coming out of the Aesthetic Dark Agesp. 69
Rousseau and the Romantics: The Role of Feeling in the Artsp. 87
Kierkegaard and Nietzsche: The Art of Creating the Individualp. 107
Marcel and Sartre: On the Nature of Creation, Human and Divinep. 131
The Challenge of Postmodernismp. 161
Profiles of Creative Genius
Mozart and Beethoven: Two Faces of Creative Geniusp. 175
Emily Dickinson: A Poetic Genius Looks at Deathp. 191
Vincent Van Gogh: Risking My Life for My Artp. 207
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Grayp. 217
Frank Lloyd Wright: Creative Force of Naturep. 237
Carl Jung: On Psychology and Artp. 251
Conclusion: The Quest for Meaning as an End-in-Itselfp. 263
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