Saving Beauty

Author: Byung-Chul Han
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509515135
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Saving Beauty from the Author: Byung-Chul Han. Beauty today is a paradox. The cult of beauty is ubiquitous but it has lost its transcendence and become little more than an aspect of consumerism, the aesthetic dimension of capitalism. The sublime and unsettling aspects of beauty have given way to corporeal pleasures and 'likes', resulting in a kind of 'pornography' of beauty. In this book, cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han reinvigorates aesthetic theory for our digital age. He interrogates our preoccupation with all things slick and smooth, from Jeff Koon's sculptures and the iPhone to Brazilian waxing. Reaching far deeper than our superficial reactions to viral videos and memes, Han reclaims beauty, showing how it manifests itself as truth, temptation and even disaster. This wide-ranging and profound exploration of beauty, encompassing ethical and political considerations as well as aesthetic, will appeal to all those interested in cultural and aesthetic theory, philosophy and digital media.

Saving Beauty A Memoir Of Love Desire And Multiple Sclerosis

Author: Harvey A. Kaplan
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1608605728
Size: 37.39 MB
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Saving Beauty A Memoir Of Love Desire And Multiple Sclerosis from the Author: Harvey A. Kaplan. Does love have its limits? Are couples challenged beyond what they can handle when one becomes ill? How does one cope in the face of a devastating, debilitating disease that has come to steal your loved one from you? Saving Beauty is a deeply personal narrative of a marriage transformed by the emergence of a serious illness. Dr. Kaplan shares his touching story of loving a beautiful woman ravaged by multiple sclerosis. A tale of love, sensitivity and strength emerge from the pages as Dr. Kaplan examines the psychological and social effects of disability with the wisdom and expertise of a trained psychologist. Saving Beauty is not only about facing the unexpected, it is also about exploring the meaning of soul, and learning how to muster courage and acceptance while dealing with life and death issues. Dr. Kaplan provides pragmatic insight into celebrating life, even through the devastation and pain. Saving Beauty examines how circumstances, good and bad, shape our characters and destinies, as it champions the importance of hope. These memoirs capture the redemptive power of love in the face of despair. With a surprising conclusion, the reader discovers how pain and loss can become catalysts for amazing soulful transformations. Dr. Harvey A. Kaplan is a psychotherapist who lives and practices in New York City.

Saving Beauty

Author: Kathryn B. Alexander
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451487568
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Saving Beauty from the Author: Kathryn B. Alexander. Kathryn B. Alexander argues that natural beauty is a source of religious insight into the need and way of salvation, and this project develops a theological aesthetics of nature and beauty with an aim toward cultivating a theological and ethical framework for redeemed life as participation in ecological community. With interdisciplinary verve, engaging systematic, philosophical, and art theory systems of aesthetics, the volume fosters the cultivation of the sense of beauty through creative, religious, and sacramental experience.

Die Errettung Des Sch Nen

Author: Byung-Chul Han
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035261
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Die Errettung Des Sch Nen from the Author: Byung-Chul Han. Eine Ästhetik des digitalen Zeitalters – Jeff Koons, iPhone und Brasilian Waxing: Warum finden wir das Glatte schön? Die Schönheit befindet sich heute in einer paradoxalen Situation. Einerseits breitet sie sich inflationär aus: Überall wird ein Kult um die Schönheit betrieben. Andererseits verliert sie jede Transzendenz und liefert sich der Immanenz des Konsums aus: Sie bildet die ästhetische Seite des Kapitals. Die Erfahrung der Negativität angesichts des Schönen wie Erhabenheit oder Erschütterung weicht komplett dem kulinarischen Wohlgefallen, dem Like. Letzten Endes kommt es zu einer Pornographisierung des Schönen. Der vorliegende Essay des bekannten Philosophen Byung-Chul Han beschwört jene Formen des Schönen, die sich als Wahrheit, als Desaster oder als Verführung manifestieren. Erschlossen werden auch jene Dimensionen des Schönen, die eine Ethik oder Politik des Schönen begründen würden.

Saving Beauty From The Beast

Author: Vicki Crompton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 031603004X
Size: 43.64 MB
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Saving Beauty From The Beast from the Author: Vicki Crompton. For parents who are concerned that their daughter is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, here at last is a book based on personal experience and authoritative research that provides answers. Dating violence affects a huge number of teenage girls -- one in three girls between the ages of ten and eighteen reports having been assaulted by a boyfriend -- and can run the gamut from possessiveness to stalking to outright physical abuse. Often it is the girls with the highest selfesteem, those who believe they are in control of their lives and can bring out the best in their boyfriends, who find themselves in the grip of a relationship in which the tables have been turned. This essential and timely book incorporates the insights and advice of experts in the fields of education, adolescent psychology, criminal justice, threat assessment, and sociology. Authors Crompton and Kessner also include the voices of teenagers and parents to provide an in-depth portrait of the dynamics of controlling behavior.

Saving Beauty

Author: Veronica Donnelly
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039107230
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Saving Beauty from the Author: Veronica Donnelly. Balthasar is one of the most influential of Catholic twentieth-century theologians, and his oeuvre is astonishing in its range and amplitude. This together with a style of writing that is cyclic rather than systematic makes his work difficult to assimilate. The author has overcome this obstacle by finding an integrating motif that makes coherent sense of the whole. That motif is the concept of 'form'. The first section of the book deals with that 'form' its genesis, its meaning as a whole which is greater than the sum of its parts, and as a revelation of the mystery of Being. Section two shows how, when the concept is applied christologically, it signifies the incarnate form of Jesus as expressing the glory of the triune God, the source of Being. Section three, which deals specifically with Balthasar's soteriology, demonstrates how because of his mission to save a sinful world the form of Jesus has to undergo suffering and death and become apparently 'formless'. While indicating that the main lines of Balthasar's theology are rooted in tradition, the book also illustrates the radicalness of his approach. His dialogue with theologians and philosophers, both ancient and modern, is discussed and evaluated throughout.

Saving Beauty

Author: Elizabeth Marie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781530440665
Size: 77.15 MB
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Saving Beauty from the Author: Elizabeth Marie. "Tears are weakness, you must never cry..."Captain Garren is a Singer-the most feared; the most lethal archer in the War. A soldier enhanced with the blood of monsters.Taken against her will to fight, Orabelle is certain to be numbered among the thousands who've fought and died in vain.Under the command of the Captain, when everything is burning all around her, he may be her only chance for survival."We all have a choice, to be monsters or men...."They say the War will never end, and Garren has always believed it to be true. Until he discovers something beautiful amidst the ashes. While his every action paints him as either beast or man.How do you save someone who only sees the monster?

Saving Beauty

Author: Harvey A. Kaplan
Publisher: Ipbooks
ISBN: 9780996548137
Size: 33.38 MB
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Saving Beauty from the Author: Harvey A. Kaplan. Saving Beauty is a deeply personal narrative of a marriage transformed by the emergence of a serious illness. Dr. Kaplan shares the story of loving a woman with multiple sclerosis. In a tale of love, sensitivity and strength, Dr. Kaplan examines the psychological and social effects of disability with the wisdom of a training psychologist.

Saving Beauty

Author: Carlo Maria Martini
Publisher: Saint Pauls/Alba House
ISBN: 9780854395897
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Saving Beauty from the Author: Carlo Maria Martini. Cardinal Martini asks: "will the world be saved by beauty?" We must speak with a heart full of compassion, radiating that which is true and just in life. Only this beauty captivates the heart and turns it to God.

Saving Desire

Author: F. LeRon Shults
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802866263
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Saving Desire from the Author: F. LeRon Shults. Traditional Christian theology has generally treated desire as a dark and negative force intimately related to sin something to be restricted and repressed, closeted and controlled. But, according to LeRon Shults and Jan-Olav Henriksen s Saving Desire, we see only part of the picture if we do not also perceive that desire can be a powerful force for great good. Grounding their work firmly in the experiential realm of human life, the eight eminent theologians contributing to this volume celebrate together the positivity, the sociality, and the physicality of saving desire that is, humankind s innate desire not only for the good life but also, more vitally, for the life-transforming goodness of God.