MINIATURE COURSE: IDEALISM
BEAUTY AND KNOWLEDGE
Many have sought an 'Aesthetic Imperative', but
few have won.
Pop-Art found a superficial idea in the subject
of material objects as licens negligee.
Science has found thought experiments that
represent the 'beauty of knowledge', often
termed in some context of visualism and
philosophy, like decorations.
Otherwise the tradition seems to be to return to
ideas of complexity and the hidden 'sublime' or
romantic impulse. In some ways this is a mere
deference to the undiscovered failures of love.
The further a theory goes, the more it seems to
combine sublimation and numbers.
Numbers are a deep geometric key to
organizing ideas, but they also offer an idealism
that is oblique to self-criticisms.
The inevitable conclusion is that symbols of the
sublime are also mathematical elements; the
mandala represents fibonacci, the garden
represents ordinalism, dimension is like
vanishing points or a two-sided coin.
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