The Aesthetic Idea as the Essence of the Aesthetic

James Kirwan

Abstract


This paper suggests that Kant’s concept of the ‘aesthetic idea’ is a useful starting point for understanding the nature of aesthetic experience once we reject the formalist interpretation that Kant gives to the relationship between those ideas and that experience.


Keywords


aesthetic experience; art; Kant

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