Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Critique of Judgement
"Something is beautiful if it gives pleasure without interest," says Kant in his Critique of Judgement (1790).
Are we interested? Not if we believe that beauty -- the perception of beauty -- is in the eye of the beholder.
So many of the world's problems begin and end with objective notions of anything, let alone beauty.
I am interested in what Marxists have to say about "objective material conditions" existing independent of our consciousness.
The image above is a reproduction of a 6" x 6" drawing by Ryan Heshka. It is the most fucked up thing I have seen this week.