Tag: aesthetics

Christian Humanist Profiles 14: Philosophical Aesthetics for the Christian Thinker

The True.  The Good.  The Beautiful.  Such are the calls to arms for the Romantics and the Idealists, the philosophers as well as the poets.  All sorts of people praise the beautiful, but the disciplined philosophical exploration of the beautiful, in the natural world as well as in human works, has always been a battlefield…

Blogging through Truth and Method, post 3: Retrieving the Question of Artistic Truth (81-100)

Art has not always been a matter of “appearance” as opposed to the sciences’ “reality” or a matter of the “timeless” in any uncomplicated sense.  This section of Truth and Method is a history not of the artifacts that we usually associate with museums but with the ideas that make museums, in their modern sense,…