Sunday, December 16, 2012

Philosophy Wire: India, Oscars, statues…

14F4B120B9A2560C4E93A08FD7B8FC86Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-12-16]: Mumbai-based Bhanu Athaiya won best costume design for Richard Attenborough's multiple award-winning Gandhi at the 55th Annual Academy Awards in 1983. But the 86-year-old, who is suffering from a potentially life-threatening brain tumor, has returned her statuette to the Academy for safekeeping because she fears it might get stolen. [source: ] A statue is a statue. A small statue is a small statue. Honor and self-esteem gained through winning an award is “honor and self-esteem gained through winning an award”. One has nothing to do with the other. That is why winners in ancient Greece “just” took a branch of olive tree as an award…

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