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Practicing Mortality

Art, Philosophy, and Contemplative Seeing

Authors: Dustin, C., Ziegler, J.

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A collaborative undertaking between an artist and a philosopher, this monograph attempts to deepen our understanding of 'contemplative seeing' by addressing the works of Plato, Thoreau, Heidegger, and more. The authors explore what it means to 'see' reality and contemplate how viewing reality philosophically and artfully is a form of spirituality. In this way, by developing a new conception of active visual engagement, the authors propose a way of seeing that unites both critical scrutiny and spiritual involvement, as opposed to simple passive reception.

About the authors

CHRISTOPHER DUSTIN is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Holy Cross University, USA.

JOANNA ZIEGLER is Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Holy Cross University, USA.

Reviews

"This work is not just for artists and philosophers...it proposes a way of 'living well,' and promises to become a spiritual classic for a wide audience." - Choice


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dustin, Christopher A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Walking: Thoreau’s Prepared Vision

    Dustin, Christopher A. (et al.)

    Pages 17-48

  • The Beatification of the Mundane

    Dustin, Christopher A. (et al.)

    Pages 49-70

  • Turning the Soul Around

    Dustin, Christopher A. (et al.)

    Pages 71-88

  • Plato’s Art

    Dustin, Christopher A. (et al.)

    Pages 89-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practicing Mortality
Book Subtitle
Art, Philosophy, and Contemplative Seeing
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-06993-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-06993-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6591-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-60091-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 253
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