Reflection 2: Kant’s Account of the Beautiful

First Movement: Quality: Aesthetic judgments of the beautiful are based on feelings, specifically feelings of disinterested pleasure, which means that it does not depend on the subject’s desire for the object, nor does it generate such a desire. The disinterested character of the feeling distinguishes judgments of beauty from cognitive judgments based on perception, judgments … Continue reading Reflection 2: Kant’s Account of the Beautiful

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“There is Only Make” by Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher

According to Richard Kearney, making art is a sacred act. Kearney sounded like Plato when he says, “God becomes human, so humans can become divine.” This means that God speaks to humans in a way such that they become inspired by the divine to create art. To Kearney, art is a unique relationship between God … Continue reading “There is Only Make” by Richard Kearney and Sheila Gallagher

Reflection 1: Violence as Aesthetic in Film

A major theme in the topic of what makes violence in film art in Davy Ngyuen’s presentation of his paper, “Filming Fight Club Probably Hurt: Aesthetics and Violence” at Gonzaga’s Art, Nature, and the Sacred conference on January 28th, is the artist’s intention, or inspiration, of violence and the message violence sends to the audience. … Continue reading Reflection 1: Violence as Aesthetic in Film