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%% Papers Published   
   Author = {E. Moosa},
   Title = {Aesthetics and Transcendence in the Arab
   Journal = {Middle East Law and Governance},
   Volume = {4},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {171-180},
   Publisher = {Brill},
   Year = {2011},
   Month = {October},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Politics is regarded as a science for it tells us what to
             do, when it deals with measurable concepts. But politics is
             also an art—a form of practice, telling us how and when to
             do things. Lest we forget, the arts of persuasion and
             inspiration are part of politics. And, every art also
             produces an aesthetic. By aesthetics I mean, the ways by
             which we think about art: recall, art is what we do and how
             we do things. Th ose things and acts that become visible
             when we do and produce certain actions—jubilation,
             conversations, speeches, greetings, protests, banners,
             deaths, wounds and other expressions—all constitute the
             means by which thought becomes visible, effective, and
             sensible. These forms and visible expressions of the
             sensible constitute the aesthetics of politics. Only the
             patient will know where the momentum for change in the Arab
             world is heading. But, if the outcome of the Arab uprisings
             is unclear, then there is one certainty: the people have
             changed the order of the sensible. Thanks to peaceful
             protests in the face of regime brutality, tens of millions
             of people have performed change in myriads of expressions:
             aesthetics. Their feelings have cumulatively changed, and
             how people feel about governance is ultimately what politics
             is all about.},
   Doi = {},
   Key = {fds196566}

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