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actualism

A modern form of yoga which integrates the mind, body, personality and spirit, and is said to awaken and empower the client.
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I also assume that actualism (like intentionalism, for that matter) lays claim to at least a prima facie plausibility, especially in light of the problems besetting its competitors.
The objections to actualism that are my principal focus here purport to show that it is not necessary for art that a work provide for aesthetic experience.
The aesthetic here depends on art, not vice versa, so even if actualism is extensionally adequate (i.
1) Actualism implies that something will count as art in part because it provides for aesthetic experience.
Davies seems to take this objection to apply both to actualism and intentionalism as distinguished here, but it is not particularly problematic for the latter.
A longstanding objection to actualism concerns its apparent collapse of the fact/value distinction.
The last objection I will deal with in any detail is that while actualism posits aesthetic experience as what is provided for by art, there is no such thing as aesthetic experience, nothing distinctively aesthetic about experiences so labeled.
Turning to actualism, in responding to the claim that some aesthetic experiences are purely sensuous, we might maintain either that such experiences are not in any strict sense aesthetic, or that they are not purely sensuous.