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  1. Partiality versus Impartiality in Early Confucianism.Lok Hoe - 2013 - Philosophia 41 (2).
    Confucianism supports partiality because of its heavy emphasis on filial piety, but this may not always be true. Some assertions in the Analects appear to support comprehensive cosmopolitanism . Filial piety can simply be a requirement for moral training, and once this virtue is cultivated, the individual should extend the same love to all human beings. Impartiality as a requirement of morality is clearly exhibited in Mencius. If it is human nature to feel fear and pity for a child on (...)
     
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  2. Aristotle on Character, Women, and Natural Slaves.Lok Hoe - 2010 - Philosophia 38 (2).
    This article discusses Aristotle’s notion of character, and how it should be presented in a play, such as a tragic drama. In Poetics 1450a 24, Aristotle entertains the possibility of a tragedy without character, and commentators have argued about whether a tragic drama can really unfold without characters of its agents being manifested; and whether Aristotle really meant a tragic drama that is completely devoid of character, or simply one that contains personalities that are considered to be stereotyped or wooden. (...)
     
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  3. Plato and Aristotle: Their Views on Mimesis and Its Relevance to the Arts.Lok Hoe - 2007 - Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy (Philippine e-journal) 36 (2).
    Plato and Aristotle both consider the arts to be forms of mimesis , but their meanings of mimesis do not entirely overlap. Plato employs the term mimesis with several meanings, which include reproducing the speeches, tones, and gestures of another person; the making of accurate copies or likeness of real objects; impersonating another person; and representing men in action. But his emphasis was on mimesis as the production of accurate copies of real objects , and the reproduction of speeches and (...)
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  4. Can Aesthetics Incorporate Radical Protest Activities?Lok Chong Hoe - 2014 - Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy (Philippine e-journal) 15 (2):150-161.
    A conference held in Manchester University in 2007 and a subsequent book containing papers presented therein (entitled Aesthetics and radical politics) attempt to legitimize certain radical political activities as art, that is, by confercing the status of art onthese protest activities. Inarguing that these works would probably fail to be accepted by the artworld, I have resorted to some form of essentialism, i.e., they will likely fail because they were never intended (by their organizers) as ant activities, and the activities (...)
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  5. Environmental Aesthetics: Must Moral Issues Always Override Aesthetic Considerations?Lok Hoe - 2012 - Philosophia 40 (2).
    This paper attempts to distinguish the aesthetic approach to environmental protection from the practical approach. The practical approach has a definite goal—the protection of present and future generations of human beings from harm and destruction. Protection of the environment is therefore only a means to an end—this means that if there were alternative and less painful ways to achieve the same goal, then we might opt for those other ways to preserve humankind. The aesthetic approach, on the other hand, treats (...)
     
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  6. Does Aristotle have a Theory of Art?Lok Hoe - 2011 - Philosophia 39 (2).
    Some philosophers claim that Aristotle never had a theory of art—the Poetics deals essentially with tragic and epic dramas only. It contains a full definition of only one art form, i.e., tragedy. Even Aristotle’s discussion on artistic evaluation focuses chiefly on tragedy, such as how a tragic plot should be constructed, how characters in tragedy should be presented, etc. The other forms of art were treated simply as different forms of mimesis, with skeletal discussion of them at best. Nevertheless, it (...)
     
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    Aristotle's Tragic Effect: Its Application to Tragic Plays and Its Modern Relevance.Lok Chong Hoe - 2015 - Philosophia: International Journal of Philosophy (Philippine e-journal) 16 (2):185-201.
    In this paper I focus on features of Aristotle's work (discussed in the Poetics) that can enhance our appreciation of Classical Greek tragedies and some of Shakespeare's works. Most important of these features is the production of the tragic effect, which consists of two parts: (1) the arousal of pity and fear to their maximum and (2) the katharsis or purgation of these emotions. The concept of katharsis has been interpreted in many ways and I will seek the most appropriate (...)
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