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Ponder Point 2

23 Chunks of Being:

Gregory Grieve’s Experiments in Transmitting Pure actuality

Traditional philosophy almost by definition

 has concerned itself with the unsaid.

Joseph Kosuth, “Art After Philosophy”

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HUMAN FLOURISHING: Ethically, the 23 pieces cannot be defined in terms of any medium or style, but rather by the question of what constitutes an ethical reality. Grieve holds these pieced if properly used (upāya) can lead to eudaimonia, which literally means the condition of “good spirit,” and but whic is commonly translated as “human” flourishing.”  For the Ancient Greek Philosopher, Aristotle, eudaimonia is tied to his understanding of living well, which he argues ought to be the goal of all activities.  For Aristotle, Eudaimonia is the highest end, and all subordinate goals—health, wealth, and other such resources, are sought because they promote living well. According to Aristotle, a happy life must include pleasure and he opposes those who argue that pleasure is by its nature bad. He insists, however, that there are virtuous pleasures besides those of the senses, and that the best pleasures are experienced by virtuous people who have sufficient resources for excellent activity. Grieve does not point this out, but as such, they have an ethical and even political sense also What is at stake in each *object, then, is not just language and play, but the play of media and politics. Some of this is obvious. For instance,  Painterly Realism of a White Guy in Two Dimensions(or, Four White Rectangles) is Grieves coming to terms with his own whiteness.  Also consider. <<18>> Reflections on the Crack of Silence (2022), which reflects upon the current information bubbles we all find ourselves living in. Others, work obliquely focusing on the task of making you aware of alternative reality positions. Take, for instance, the watercolor, Cattle like Cattle (1983), which asks about how religion and spirituality are transmitted. 

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