In the Symposium (a Socratic dialogue written by Plato), Diotima describes how mortals strive for immortality in relation to poieses. In all begetting and bringing forth upon the beautiful there is a kind of making/creating or poiesis. In this genesis there is a movement beyond the temporal cycle of birth and decay. "Such a movement can occur in three kinds of poiesis: (1) Natural poiesis through sexual procreation, (2) poiesis in the city through the attainment of heroic fame and finally, and (3) poiesis in the soul through the cultivation of virtue and knowledge."
Martin Heidegger refers to it as a 'bringing-forth', using this term in its widest sense. He explained poiesis as the blooming of the blossom, the coming-out of a butterfly from a cocoon, the plummeting of a waterfall when the snow begins to melt. The last two analogies underline Heidegger's example of a threshold occasion: a moment of ecstasis when something moves away from its standing as one thing to become another.
Of poetics and poiesis, pleasure and politics - music theory and modes of the feminine. (Towards A Feminist Music Theory)
Jan 01, 1994; A little over a year ago, I wrote about my thoughts and experiences at the first conference on feminist theory and music held in...
INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE ANNOUNCES POIESIS FELLOWSHIP-AN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM FOR SCHOLARLY COLLABORATION.
May 25, 2010; NEW YORK -- The following information was released by New York University: The Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) at New York...