Berlin, Germany

Kant’s Critical Aesthetics

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: humanities
University website: www.berlin.bard.edu
Aesthetics
Aesthetics (; also spelled esthetics) is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty.
Critical
Critical or Critically may refer to:
Aesthetics
The story of English literature, viewed aesthetically, is one thing; the story of English writers is quite another. The price of contributing to the greatest literature the world has ever seen is often struggle and penury: art is still too often its own reward.
Anthony Burgess, English Literature : A Survey for Students (1958, revised 1974).
Aesthetics
The great work of art is the complete banality, and the fault with most banalities is that they are not banal enough. Banality here is not infinite in its depth and consequence, but rests on a foundation of spirituality and aesthetics.
Asger Jorn, Intimate Banalities (1941).
Aesthetics
The taste of the more recent accessions to the leisure class proper and of the middle and lower classes still requires a pecuniary beauty to supplement the aesthetic beauty, even in those objects which are primarily admired for the beauty that belongs to them as natural growths.
Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions (1899).
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