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According to some writers, such as the Italian philosopher Benedetto Croce (
1866-1952), the work of art exists only in the mind of the artist, and the physical
artifact then counts as an effect of the work of art. But in ordinary usage, as well
as the ...
Asceticism, in religion, is the practice of the denial of physical or psychological
desires in order to attain a spiritual ideal or goal. The term and its cognates are
derived from the Greek verb asked, which originally meant to manufacture ...
Physical methods. Physical measurements are rapidly increasing in diversity and
precision. Probably the gradual change from atomic-weight values based on
chemical determinations to values based on physical measurements will run its ...
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