Kant and Art for Art’s Sake

 CONSTRUCTING AN IDEA Art for Art’s Sake What was the purpose of art in the modern period? In the minds of late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century philosophers, the role of art could be nothing less that to create beauty. The beautiful, for Emmanuel...

Kant and Aesthetic Theory

KANT AND AESTHETICS Critique of Judgment (1790) While Kant was writing the Critique of Judgment in 1790, the answer of the role of the artist in society was increasingly unclear, and the social and cultural situation was increasingly unstable.  The artist was looking...

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