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This edition: Truth and Beauty





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Looks at Aesthetic experience as an alternative path to knowledge and truth by examining the role of the artist in Africa, Asia, and Europe, learning the connection between beauty and truth the priestess Diotima taught Socrates, and reviewing the conflict between Plato and Aristotle over the role of art as mimesis or representation. Novelist John McGahern and poets Robert Hass, Stanley Kunitz, and Li-Young Lee.

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