Kant and Aesthetics

Kant and Aesthetics The Creation of Artistic Freedom and Art-for-Art’s Sake France became the titular home of the Enlightenment because of the necessity of opposing the decadence of the ancien régime, but it must be recalled that there were numerous important...

Kant and Reason

KANT AND CRITICAL REASON The eighteenth century British philosopher, David Hume, suggested that we believe that there is a connection between cause and effect. For example. fire causes flame and results in an effect of smoke.  Were it not for this belief system, we...

The Definition of the Avant-Garde

FINDING THE AVANT-GARDE Theory of the Avant-Garde In his book, The Theory of the Avant-Garde (1984), Peter Bürger stressed the historical basis of the avant-garde.  The rise of the avant-garde was directly linked to the rise of the middle class and its allegiance to...

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