10 Hellenistic Philosophy and Religion 2211

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What is Beauty,  Ethics, and Truth? Hellenistic Philosophy and Religion
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Beauty The role of the nude in art Objections because of potential pornographic or  erotic content. Greek/Roman and later Western Civilization opinions  of the nude in art.       Difficulty in discussing art without using nudes. The approach of this class Use nudes when appropriate. Don’t focus on the nudity but, rather, on the other  factors that are to be learned. Carefully select pieces to be used.
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Art Pre-classical Sculpture-generalized to be  symbolic of all humans   Relation to Forms   Generic   Without dramatic expression   Lacked realism Kouros
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Art Price = $7M What was different about the  fake Kouros bought by the  Getty? The “feeling” Museum’s label reads:  Greek, about 530 BC,  or modern forgery. Story: Getty Museum purchasing a Kouros
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Art Kritios Boy Discophoros Great advances Technical ability Reality (life-like) Perfection of dimensions Classical Greek Sculpture But, is this the end of  sculptural evolution?
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Beauty: Sculptural Perfection
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Hellentistic Art Often showed movement Victory at Samothrace
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Hellenistic Art Story of a man who  tried to convince the  Trojans not to accept  the Trojan horse  (killed  by Athena with a snake).    Usually very dramatic  Laocoön and His Sons
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Philosophy Descended from Plato Cynics/Skeptics Ultimately not satisfying  as a way of life. Antisthenes the Cynic Plato
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Philosophy Descended from Plato Stoics  (alternate to Skepticism) Searched for ultimate  truth in their lives. Truth can be discovered  by the senses and  passed to the brain but  is subject to error from  emotions. The greatest good is  surrender to the Divine  Will  (Logos). Athenodorus Plato
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Stoicism The  Logos —  A “ratio of small whole  numbers”  (Pythagoras) The Form of Forms  (Platonic) divine force  that  pervades all reality
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The Force
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Stoicism Apathea — the active control of emotions Emotions are the opposite of a  rational approach to life. The “stoical approach” is without 
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