Heidegger (1996) informs us that art in modernity is already metaphysical, locked in the "distinction between the sensuous [aistheton] and nonsensuous
Reproduction of prescribed outcomes is the imitation, representation, mimicry, receptivity, nonsensuous
similarity, the act of resembling, the act of expression, and the presentation of the consumer self that is the desired result of education.
Pietersma states that Merleau-Ponty's primordial perception is a movement in which concepts play no role at all (a primordial perception is a rare experience, and the context of primordial perception assures us of truth): perception is an awareness of objects, is cognitive without being conceptual, and has no need of nonsensuous
, purely mental conceptualization or categorization (it is not in need of mental constructions and conceptualizations).
Walter Benjamin once wrote on his faith in the written word and its capacity to "illuminate the nature of nonsensuous
similarity" in its relation with what it signifies (335).
In this way language may be seen as the highest level of mimetic behaviour and the most complete archive of nonsensuous
similarity: a medium into which the earlier powers of mimetic production and comprehension have passed without residue, to the point where they have liquidated those of magic.
Thus, truth either can be grounded (a) in rationalism, which holds that there are some ideas which are known independently of sensation and that these truths are discovered by pure, nonsensuous
reason, a priori; (b) in empiricism, which insists that all our ideas are derived from precedent sensations; or (c) in fideism, which maintains that truth is the result of transcendent faith and revelation.
About the dynamical sublime, he may similarly contend that the very contrast between "the immensity of nature" and "the insufficiency of our faculties to take in a standard proportionate to the aesthetical estimation of the magnitude of its realm" will enable the involved individual to find in his or her own rational faculty "a different, nonsensuous
standard, which has that infinity itself under it as a unity, in comparison with which everything in nature is small" (#28, 101).
59) The first is woman's bodily experience, which needs to be considered both in nonsensuous
relation to one's body as well as in socialized reactions to bodily experiences.
While the paintings tempt one to see Whanki above all as a colorist, the notebook drawings reveal the underlying preoccupation to be a nonsensuous
dialectic of movement and stasis.
The Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions summarizes a variety of inclusive definitions: "an apprehension of an ultimate nonsensuous
unity in all things, a direct apperception of deity, the art of union with reality, an immediate contact or union of the self with a larger-than-self.
Furthermore, whereas in the The Essence of Christianity Christianity is ranked above the natural religions, in the later works it is judged inferior to them because it puts forward a sick and decadent ideal of nonsensuous
, disembodied being.
Fichte not only designates geometry as optimal preparation for the abstractive and constructive mental activity of transcendental philosophizing, but regards the different objects contemplated by the philosopher and the geometer to be alike in their universal, nonsensuous
, and eternal character.