TITLE

Free Beauty, Dependent Beauty, and Art

AUTHOR(S)
Stecker, Robert
PUB. DATE
March 1987
SOURCE
Journal of Aesthetic Education;Spring87, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the implication of the various perception of people in appreciating and judging beauty to the justification of aesthetic education and arts. Immanuel Kant, a philosopher, suggests that proper understanding of the appreciation of most art is not captured by the notion of a pure judgment of taste because it properly appreciates a possessing dependent beauty. On another point of view, his idea is being contradicted because he fails to consider that art should be valued for the pleasure it affords to the viewers and not just because of the knowledge it provides. Pleasure in art means that it is something that results from the imaginative play of the same faculties which give knowledge.
ACCESSION #
26462895

 

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