Mark and Wes go line-by-line through a chunk of the Critique of Judgment to help you feel confident decoding Kant and other difficult texts. This is a 13-min preview of a 72-min bonus recording. Citizens, log in and listen now.
A sentence-by-sentence interpretation of Kant’s Critique of Judgment, Paul Guyer’s translation, sections 23-25 by Mark and Wes, recorded 1/8/15. We learn what Kant’s view on the sublime is and help you to understand Kant’s thicket of terminology.
On A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, where young Burke lays out our knee-jerk aesthetic reactions, including those to scary things at a safe distance. With guest Amir Zaki.
At the end of the Santayana episode, I brought up his condemnation of any theory that would call the non-beautiful an object of aesthetic appreciation. This topic is worthy of a whole episode, and I’ve been looking into readings for such an eventual discussion, but let me lay out a bit of it now and how Santayana fits in: In Continue Reading …