Finishing Up My Chapter on Immanuel Kant, Evolution Through Art

Even the song of birds, which we can bring under no musical rule,seems to have more freedom, and therefore more for taste,than a song of a human being. — Immanuel Kant A very tough slough of research, over very familiar territory, on Kant’s Beauty and the Sublime, and examination of his means of Taste and …

The Cult of Oblivion: CIA, Abstract Expressionists, and Kant

In the mid-20th century these three forces––Kant’s philosophy, abstract expressionists, and the CIA––congealed ostensibly to champion freedom and originality, instead accomplished an undermining of art and consequently humanity. The connections and machinations are so complicated and obtuse it is hard to take them seriously, but it does make a difference in understanding them, at least in the sense of whether or not our culture evolves.

Ep. 7 Kant’s Mathematical Sublime

Kant’s idea of the sublime is that it overwhelms our imagination, one example is the mathematical sublime in which the magnitude is too much for us to comprehend, like unlimited stars in the Universe. It can be argued that postmodern artist Christo’s Umbrellas fit the definition.

Terrorism and Postmodern Art

There are people in the world who can’t stand to see that beauty and creativity exist. The guy who took a hatchet to the Pieta of Michelangelo. The Taliban leader who chose to blow up the Buddhist cliff sculptures.