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10 Days of Aesthetics: The Sublime (Day 9)

Bierstadt Looking Down Yosemite Valley

*Read this series from the beginning.*  Kant’s distinctions about the sublime, and, in fact, the two forms of sublime Mathematical and Dynamical, are extremely nuanced and cannot be fully addressed here. But, there are some …

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10 Days of Aesthetics: Disgust (Day 8)

*Read this series from the beginning.*  If ugly is the ontological opposite of pretty then disgust may be the ontological opposite of beauty. Kant closely ties the concepts of disgust and ugly. However, while Kant …

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10 Days of Aesthetics: The Ugly (Day 6)

*Read this series from the beginning.*  Ugly is the ontological opposite of pretty and fills the other side of the Sensual Axis. Where pretty causes sensual delight, the ugly causes sensual discomfort. This is relatively …

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10 Days of Aesthetics: Axis Theory (Day 3)

*Read this series from the beginning.*  Axis Theory The Axis Theory takes cues from historic conceptions of the sublime and the beautiful, especially Kant, and seeks to harmonize those terms with contemporary usage and my …

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