URSI 100--Introduction to the City


City of the Mind

 

Arts and the City

Arts and Understanding

  • Reflection of the times
  • Create & direct culture
  • Factual data
  • Conceptual frame
  • Articulates experience

City as Symbol

 

City in the Electronic Media

 

How Cities Transform Art

 

Two Cities: Cincinnati & Detroit

The Conscience of the City

Values

  • Deprivatization
  • Anonymity

Ethics in the Secular City

  • Impersonal relationships
  • Diversity

A Philosophy for Urban Living (AK Bierman, A Philosophy of Urban Existence)

  • Live “the good life”
  • Requires “concinnity”
  • Which implies making One from Many (“E pluribus unum”)
  • Which requires “understanding”
    • Justice
    • Tolerance

 


MSU

2003 A.J.Filipovitch
Revised 1 January 06