´´ Art and Value´´ focuses on the questions of history, methods, and nature of art theories, and on the value and evaluation of art. It serves as a valuable primer to aesthetics, as well as a summary and extension of Dickie´s contribution to the field.
Ausgangspunkt dieser postmodernen Farce ist der Kauf eines Gemäldes: ganz weiß, horrend teuer, aber modern. Als der stolze Erwerber es seinen beiden Freunden zeigt, erntet er nur Missverständnis. Eine langjährige Freundschaft droht zu zerbrechen.
Sun Tzu (also rendered as Sun Zi) was a Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, a widely influential work of military strategy that has affected both Western and Eastern philosophy. Aside from his legacy as the author of The Art of War, Sun Tzu is revered in Chinese and the Culture of Asia as a legendary historical figure. His birth name was Sun Wu, and he was known outside of his family by his courtesy name Changqing. The name Sun Tzu by which he is best known in the West is an honorific which means ´´Master Sun.´´ Source: Wikipedia
Best known as the political theorist who wrote ´´The Prince,´´ Machiavelli considered ´´The Art of War´´ his most important work. His revolutionary 1520 work clearly states and discusses military organization and strategy: handling recruitment and weapons, motivating troops, demoralizing enemies, and achieving tactical and strategic advantages.
The T-Shirt for the Book: Art of War´´ is the Chinese classic par excellence. For more than 2,500 years, it has served as an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the right handling of conflict situations. The Chinese philosopher Sunzi / Sun Tzu (c. 500 B.C.) describes in his strategy guide steps to resolve disputes. He also helps in finding decisions. To this day, this book is required reading - not only in manager levels. ´´A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.´´
´Opportunities multiply as they are seized.´ Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu´s The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that is still revered today as the ultimate commentary on war and military strategy. Focussing on the principle that one can outsmart your foe mentally by thinking very carefully about strategy before resorting to physical battle, this philosophy continues to be applied to the corporate and business world. Sun Tzu´s timeless appraisal of the different aspects of warfare are laid out in 13 chapters, including sections on ´Laying Plans´, ´Waging War´ and ´Terrain´. Words that are as resonant today in every aspect of our lives as they were when he wrote them.