Taking the scenic route

Can we use established theories of aesthetics to guide our thoughts on how we view nature? Despite the gulf between the created and the natural there are models that seek to draw upon conventions in aesthetic appreciation of art and use them with aesthetic appreciation of the environment. It seems that our standard approach: “we… Continue reading Taking the scenic route

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Art as the ultimate transcendental escape

Schopenhauer’s philosophy portrays human life as servitude to the Will, our desires and goals are governed by the blind urge and empirical observations of this striving only lead to pain and suffering. Aesthetic experience can provide some respite from the Will. For Schopenhauer the aim of the arts is to present the Platonic Ideas and… Continue reading Art as the ultimate transcendental escape