Beauty, Form, and Violence

From Violence & Peace in Contemporary Art

Dr. David Bentley Hart discusses the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, who saw reality as stemming from a fundamental difference, or violence. Within this philosophy, art as it is commonly perceived naturally creates its own violence in portraying peace by contradicting the violent origin from which it began. Hart explains what contribution Deleuze's philosophy can bring to a Christian understanding of reality and art.

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    5. Beauty, Form, and Violence

    by David Bentley Hart

    36:44 — March 2, 2013

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