by Earl Shorris, The Art Of Freedom Teaching The Humanities To The Poor Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Art Of Freedom Teaching The Humanities To The Poor books, A conversation in a prison cell sparks an ambitious undertaking to attack the roots of long-term poverty. Seeking answers to the toughest questions about poverty in the United States, Earl Shorris had looked everywhere. At last, one resounding answer came from a conversation with a woman in a maximum-security prison: the difference between rich and poor is the humanities. Shorris took that idea and started a course at the Clemente Family Guidance Center in New York. With a faculty of friends, he began teaching the great works of literature and philosophy—from Plato to Kant, from Cervantes to Garcia Marquez—at the college level to dropouts, immigrants, and ex-prisoners. From that first class came two dentists, a nurse, two PhDs, a fashion designer, a drug counselor, and other successes. Over the course of seventeen years the course expanded to many U.S. cities and foreign countries. Now Earl Shorris has written the stories of those who teach and those who study the humanities—a tribute to the courage of people rising from unspeakable poverty to engage in dialogue with professors from great universities around the world. This year, in a high school on the South Side of Chicago, a Clemente Course has begun that may change the character of public education in America and perhaps the world.
by Kevin M. Brien, Marx Reason And The Art Of Freedom Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Marx Reason And The Art Of Freedom books, Presenting an analysis of the problem of freedom from a humanistic-Marxist perspective, this work draws on the chronological spectrum of Marx's writings to reconstruct Marx' mature view of freedom under three broad categories. It demonstrates that Marx's thought is principally an elaborated philosophical-scientific theory of freedom.
by Juliane Rebentisch, The Art Of Freedom Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Art Of Freedom books, The concept of democratic freedom refers to more than the kind of freedom embodied by political institutions and procedures. Democratic freedom can only be properly understood if it is grasped as the expression of a culture of freedom that encompasses an entire form of life. Juliane Rebentisch’s systematic and historical approach demonstrates that we can learn a great deal about the democratic culture of freedom from its philosophical critics. From Plato to Carl Schmitt, the critique of democratic culture has always been articulated as a critique of its ãaestheticization“. Rebentisch defends various phenomena of aestheticization Ð from the irony typical of democratic citizens to the theatricality of the political Ð as constitutive elements of democratic culture and the notion of freedom at the heart of its ethical and political self-conception. This work will be of particular interest to students of Political Theory, Philosophy and Aesthetics.
by Edgar Evalt Sleinis, Art And Freedom Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Art And Freedom books, Art and Freedom asserts that the fundamental point of the enterprise of art is the creation and delivery of values that are not singularly available in the nonart world. E. E. Sleinis argues that as art both liberates and provides new points of focus and awareness, the art enterprise depends on a positive freeing from the nonart world, thereby involving freedom in an essential way. Art and Freedom introduces a novel classificatory system for representation, expression, and formalist theories of art. Sleinis argues that a characteristic defect of contemporary theories of art is their neglect of the issue of value. Probing the issue of progress in art, he also emphasizes the need for art to contribute to positive values.
by Basma Hamdy, Walls Of Freedom Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Walls Of Freedom books, A powerful portrayal of the Egyptian Revolution, telling the story with striking images of art that turned Egypt's walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. Even the army tanks that rolled onto Tahrir Square were immediately adorned with graffiti. This survey of current Egyptian street art looks at the most influential artists who have made their iconic marks on the streets. Spanning Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor, this is a document of the volatile and fast-shifting political situation there. Since the start of the Arab revolution the Middle East has seen an unparalleled explosion of graffiti. * With contributions by experts in the fields of typography, graphic design, sociology and EgyptologyThese images of the revolution taken by acclaimed photographers and activistsvplaces the graffiti of the revolution in a broader context, and examines the historical, socio-political and cultural backgrounds which have shaped the movement.