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Ethics of beautiful
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The Ethics of beautiful

An aesthetically meaningful phenomenon originates as a model of spiritualization the only possible form of life.

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Hierarchical connection between meanings is the irreplaceable spiritual-symbolic skeleton of the creative event. Its aesthetic richness and complexity always corresponds to the depth of its ethical meaning.

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Any creative process is a moral process and vice versa.

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Creative activity and morality are interconnected genetically through the sacrificial aspect which always lies by their sources, reveals the connection between genius and holiness, and is rooted in the life of existential conscience as its basic ethical effect.
Genius and evil deed are incompatible A. Pushkin.
Not simultaneously.

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A true experiencing of beautiful is always moral. Lying in this is the meaning of the artistic creation. In the world of nature beauty exists as a sensually attractive object. As humans inner life develops, every movement of his soul becomes ever more morally tinted. This new dimension of experience originated together with the origination of the human being and it is vitally important for him.

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The aesthetic feeling manifests itself as a form of veneration of life. Beauty and knowledge exist in a morally constructed space only, without of which mans life is impossible as such. Beauty takes part in the salvation of the world.

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The march of history is not identical to moral progress and resembles varieties of a personal fortune. There remains a certain unpredictability and the mystery of the future.

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The mutual genetic connection between the creative and moral processes speaks of the similarity of their occurrence and of the simultaneousness of their realization. The key place in the picture of the vegetation of both moral and creative powers of man is taken by the succession of the states of elan, fall and redemption. The experiencing of these states is present in the creative act, fills mans entire personal life, the life of social groups, and history.

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Our personality is embodied in our creative work by the ethic of our beautiful.

Valery Yevdokimov
September 1993 July 2005

Translated by Yury Kupzov