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The current quantity is a continuation of the sequence modern Philosophy (International Institute of Philosophy). As with the sooner volumes within the sequence, the current chronicles purport to provide a survey of important traits in modern philosophy.

This quantity on Aesthetics, containing nineteen surveys, indicates the diversity of techniques to Aesthetics in a number of cultures. The shut connection among aesthetics and faith and among aesthetics and ethics is emphasised in different contributions.

The chronicles are ordinarily written in English, French and German. within the current quantity ten surveys are written in English, 8 in French and one in German. The bibliographical references, with a few exceptions, persist with the trend brought in previous volumes. The bibliographies themselves frequently stick with on the finish of every chronicle prepared in alphabetical order. The bibliographies are chosen and organized via the authors themselves.

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CHATTOPADHYAYA point to be noted here is this: in the musical articulation of philosophical and scientific themes they did enjoy aesthetic satisfaction. For the purpose of this paper I will confine myself only to a few forms of literature and the aesthetic concepts extracted therefrom. In this connection I would refer to some outstanding writers. Naturally my approach will be typal and selective, not comprehensive or chronological. In the contexts of literary criticism and poetics the work which is very frequently cited as the most ancient is Agnipurāna.

The social context of the enactment of the rasa-based theme is also to be taken into account. Time has also a say in the matter. To decide which musical tune (rāga) or rasa is to be played at what time of the day or night or in which season of the year a particular drama is to be staged one needs to have in him a trained sense of aesthetic discernment. The enactment of drama is also related to the mood and situation of the audience. For example, before a bereaved audience a humorous drama must not be staged.

If those factors are phenomenologically further reflected upon, one will find various other nuances which are not ordinarily discussed and recognized. The external factors which influence the experience, designation and expressions of rasa are also numerous. Among these the role of the tasteful and trained observer and intended objects is very important. The social context of the enactment of the rasa-based theme is also to be taken into account. Time has also a say in the matter. To decide which musical tune (rāga) or rasa is to be played at what time of the day or night or in which season of the year a particular drama is to be staged one needs to have in him a trained sense of aesthetic discernment.

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