"It is the mark of an educated mind
to be able to entertain a thought,
without accepting it as fact."
10. Is there truly an “exercise of implied control” over Yale students, who implies such a control and why?
Finally, probably it worth’s to be mentioned, that Greek tragedy and the history of Western art grew out of the ritual recital of epic poems that took place during the Dionysian festivals of ancient Greece. Mimesis was "the primary dramatic phenomenon: projecting oneself outside oneself and then acting as though one had really entered another body. F. Nietzsche wrote that "transcendent experience of art pulled man from the clutches of nihilism and that the Dionysian transformation, while disruptive to ego-consciousness, is the means for resolving the existential paradox. The gap between self-knowledge and ethical action, between 'merely animal and animal transcending,' (Maslow) between being both man and God, between is and ought, between actuality and potentiality, is bridged during the aesthetic experience. Art forces a comparison of the previously unknown (unconscious) and the known (conscious) and momentarily releases the viewer from the existential burden (guilt) of not knowing.