Ethics and aesthetics are one: The case of Zen aesthetics

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Bai, H. (1997). Ethics and aesthetics are one: The case of Zen aesthetics. Canadian Review of Art Education, 24(2), 37-52.

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1997
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Higher education
consciousness
aesthetics
Zen Buddhism
nonduality
perception
ethics
Art education
Moral education
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The theoretical possibility of the aims and methods of moral education and of art education converging is explored through the examination of the Japanese Tea Ceremony which is grounded in the Buddhist metaphysics and psychology of nonduality.  This exploration is in response to the call for  "aestheticized ethics" in the contemporary Western moral theorizing which rejects the traditional rigid separation of the moral and the aesthetic.

 

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