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Practical Idealism (Paperback) Loot Price: R422
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Practical Idealism (Paperback): William De Witt Hyde

Practical Idealism (Paperback)

William De Witt Hyde

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IV THE WORLD OF ART Science gives us only the skeleton of a world. Its laws are after all only bones; in themselves devoid of life and beauty; yet the indispensable framework of the living flesh and breathing beauty of the organic whole. Art, on the, other hand, gives us the warm tints of the flesh; the graceful outlines of the form; "the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge; the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all Science." The world of Art is the world of significant expression. Science abstracts from the living texture of facts and events the universal principles which are common to them all. Experiment and inference are the hook and line by which Science fishes the dry formulas out of the fluid facts. Art, on the contrary, puts into selected facts thoughts and imaginations of the mind. Science is analytic. Art is synthetic. Instead of fishing out what Nature has put into the stream of life, Art undertakes to stock the stream with choice specimens of her own breeding and selection. Art is dependent on Science, inasmuch as it is impossible to put together what has not first been broken apart; yet Art is the nobler of the two, inasmuch as to create is greater than to dissect. Science deals with essential elements; Art presents characteristic wholes. Science by the aid of imagination and reason extends the world of sense-perception through its concepts and hypotheses and laws until it is vast enough to draw general conclusions from. Art, on the contrary, seizes and constrains, limits and confines imagination, until its ideals are precise and definite enough to be embodied within the hard and fast limits of the world of sense. Science brings facts of sense-perception under concepts and laws. Art expresses ideals and principles in terms...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William De Witt Hyde
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 78
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-9612-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4588-9612-9
Barcode: 9781458896124

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