The society needs a large quantity of advanced technical talents who adapt themselves to production, construction, management and first-line service and fully develope in moral, intellectual, physical and aesthetics education.
Hence a study ofseppuku enables us to understand better the unique cultural tradition and "aesthetics of death" in an otherwise highly technological and robust industrial society.
Power and Self-Cultivation: Aesthetics, Development Ethics and the Calling of Poverty
In this paper, I explore the ideal of self-cultivation as it confronts the holders of power and our practice and understanding of ethics and aesthetics.
I take the ethical deliberations in the field of development, that is, development ethics as an exemplar of ethical reflection today, and look at aesthetics through the contemporary quest of and reflections on self-cultivation.
If aesthetic judgement is to be a model for its political counterpart, as has been argued by theorists like Lyotard and Arendt, it cannot do so on the basis of this aesthetics of violent immersion.