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Wabi-Sabi: Beauty in Imperfection

Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a Japanese concept based on the acceptance of transience.  Derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, it is sometimes described as...

Art For Art’s Sake

“Art for art’s sake” is the English version of a French slogan, from the early 19th century, ”l’art pour l’art” , and expresses a philosophy...

Isms: Absurdism

Absurdism is a school of philosophical thought based on the belief that the universe is irrational and meaningless and that the search for order brings...

Who Said That: I Think Therefore I Am

Cogito ergo sum (French: Je pense donc je suis; English: I think, therefore I am) is a Latin statement French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650) used to illustrate a philosophical...