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No. 7 2010THEME: Aesthetic re-evolution

Theme

Beauty is Our Inheritance

Beauty is a feeling deep in the evolved mind of the beholder. It is a gift handed down from the intelligent skills and rich emotional lives of our most ancient ancestors.

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Why We Love Fiction

Stories play a large part in our lives, not only as a pastime. More important is that fiction has helped humanity survive. Even though science can explain the need of fiction, it cannot replace it.

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Opinion

Do we all want freedom?

Somerset Maugham once remarked that he found it strange that Henry James was prepared to exchange one of the most important subjects of his day, the rise to world power of his own country, the United States, for the tittle-tattle of the drawing-rooms Europe. But perhaps this is not altogether strange: we are often so wrapped up in our own little lives that we fail to miss the most important political or economic trends around us.

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Recension

Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine

Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers ANTHONY SLIDE University Press of Mississippi 2010

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Editor's Column

Gene aesthetics

It is undeniably amazing, the power with which the theories of social and cultural constructions have taken hold in our time. Not only in universities, but also among bourgeois and left-wing opinion makers, who routinely maintain various phenomena to be only structures: sex, art, storytelling, insanity - you name it!

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NR 7 2010

Axess Magasin

Är en tidskrift inom området humaniora/samhällsvetenskap och utges av Axess Publishing AB. Tidskriftens målsättning är att fungera som en knutpunkt mellan den akademiska och den publicistiska sfären.

 

Chefredaktör: PJ Anders Linder
Redaktörer: David Andersson, Mats Wiklund, Jan Söderqvist.
Redaktionssekreterare: Katarina O’Nils Franke
Redaktionsråd: Peter Elmlund, Thomas Gür, Peter Luthersson, Nathan Shachar, Louise Belfrage
Ansvarig utgivare: Peter Elmlund

 

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