Aesthetics for Birds

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

March 12, 2018
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What Can We Learn from Art?

What follows is a guest post by Rafe McGregor (Leeds Trinity University) ‘Aesthetic’ is a vague and frustrating term with a profligate and confused history.  During the Enlightenment, the term was employed as a synonym for beauty, which was understood … Continue reading

May 16, 2017
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PSYCH STUDY PROVES KANT RIGHT (AND WRONG) ABOUT BEAUTY

There’s a discussion over at Daily Nous about a psychology study in which the authors: confirm Kant’s claim that only the pleasure associated with feeling beauty requires thought and disprove his claim that sensuous pleasures cannot be beautiful. So, they try to … Continue reading