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illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. ALGEDONIC -ESTHETICS. II.
Positive JEsthetic Principles. In the chapter which has preceded
this we have considered the preliminary steps that must be taken by
the artist who aims towards the attainment of beauty, and now we
must try to discover the positive laws which lead to effectiveness
in aesthetic endeavour, or, in the words of our aesthetic theory,
must look for the means and methods that are necessary to the
production of a pleasure-field which shall he relatively permanent.
It will be convenient in our discussion to treat separately (1st)
the production of pleasure itself, before considering (2d) the
means adopted in the attempt to reach permanency of pleasure-field.
I. First, then, as to the production of pleasure. We have already
seen that pains are practically produced in two ways, and so it is
also with our pleasures; they, too, are practically produced in two
ways, and are consequently naturally divided into two great
classes. We have, first, the pleasures which arise with rest after
strain, with relief from pain j and, second, those that arise in
connection with active functioning, in connection with vigorous,
healthful exercise of our faculties. The pleasures of rest after
labour, or relief from pain, as we have already seen, although
really to be considered as a subclass under the pleasures of
activity, are in practice separable from them, because they are
reached in practice by distinct methods. Unquestionably, use is
made of them in the arts that deal with phenomena of succession. It
is no slight pleasure, for instance, that we obtain in music by the
introduction of a calm, restful movement following upon a train of
intense and vigorous passages calling for our active attention.
But, on the whole, these pleasures do not for...
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