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Mauss or Karl Polanyi, between interest and disinterestedness, or between monetary and non-monetary is very widely used today.
For Keats, the disinterestedness of negative capability is not an open-ended passivity, nor an end in itself, but a necessary pre-condition of aesthetic concentration, a prelude to the intense "identification with the object" that allows the poet/actor to deliver "himself up to the instant feeling, without a shadow of a thought about anything else.
And the only way of dying to self, of annihilating the Ego, is the way of humility and compassion, the way of disinterestedness.
As a journal of ideas with a commitment to social justice, the AJSI will combine scholarly excellence and disinterestedness with practical policy debate and moral conviction.
This pose of aesthetic disinterestedness, of single-minded devotion to his art, served in turn to enhance James's cultural authority as the Master.
Any disinterested reader of these volumes (assuming that anything like Arnoldian disinterestedness still survives) will conclude by calling for a moratorium: what started out as a conversation has dwindled into a squabble.
For instance, tributes to Ella Fitzgerald were testimonials to her godlike elegance, disinterestedness, and intelligence.
As everyone knows, economic "laws" of self-interest and scarcity are imposed by predatory organizations, and those alleged foundations are no more "natural" than other value-oriented behaviors, such as generosity and disinterestedness.
After tracing its course from its Empiricist roots in the eighteenth-century British `Taste Theorists' such as Shaftsbury, Hutchinson, and Addison through the German contemplative tradition of Kant and Schopenhauer to twentieth century advocates such as Bullough, Stolnitz, and Aldrich (but, unbelievably, no mention of Frank Sibley), we learn that although its exponents do not always agree, especially over the relative weighting given to the objective pole of disinterestedness and the subjective pole of the spectator's own perceptual experience, what all `mainstream' versions of the theory have in common is commitment to a two-stage process consisting of: (i) the voluntary adoption of an attitude whose aim is `to make the spectator receptive to the having of an aesthetic experience' (p.
She sees Matthew Arnold's notion of disinterestedness as a return, by this circuitous route, to Shaftesbury's belief that aesthetic judgment is inseparable from moral judgment and therefore a guarantor of the well-being of a democratic commonwealth.
On the other, there is a very well developed statistical refutation of many of the popular images of a more generous spirit, a greater disinterestedness, truer understanding and compassion during the depression and the Second World War.

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