Aesthetics II by Alan B. Brinkley, Peter M. Burkholder, Bernard P.

By Alan B. Brinkley, Peter M. Burkholder, Bernard P. Dauenhauer, James K. Feibleman, Carol A. Kates, Sandra B. Rosenthal, James Leroy Smith (auth.)

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Art is supposed to join nature. " 1 This newness which is indispensable for art is not sheer novelty. Rather it is that retroversive newness whereby man's spirit deals with lived contradiction and resolves it in such a way that the terms of the contradiction now promote rather than impede the spirit's movement. The product of this resolution bears within it the mark of the spirit's unique activity upon it. Thus through this peculiar kind of resolution the specific mode of artistic value has been realized.

II3. Le Senne makes some interesting remarks on the consequences of emphasizing the expression of intentions at the expense of the goal and vice versa in O. , pp. 245-246. 1 2 VALUE AND ARTISTIC VALUE IN LE SENNE'S PHILOSOPHY 49 realm but it invites us to hope for such a realm. As grace introduces the suppleness of intimate human existence into the harmonious order of determinations, so charm moves the human spirit to admirations of supple harmony. Admiration involves a certain submission of the human spirit.

But the description thus far has done no more than mark off artistic value from other primary modes of value. What positive characteristics do we experience when we encounter artistic value? 1 The other combinations are; r) retroversion-extraversion gives rise to scientific value; 2) proversion-extraversion gives rise to ethical value; 3) proversion-introversion gives rise to religious value. D. pp. 56-58. , p. 58. It must be remembered though that every artistic value, since it is a humanized value, is limited.

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