Why Beauty Matters

the search for beauty, cont. I think we are loosing beauty, and there is a danger that with it, we will loose the meaning of life. In this post I will present you for Roger Scruton’s view on beauty. It is not because I agree with what he says, but because he is one of…

if art is to matter …

Continuing yesterday’s post – here is Alain De Botton, arguing for an instrumental use of art:  The idea that one might use art for a purpose, for “instrumental” reasons, tends to set off alarm bells. Art is not an instrument, comes the almost automatic reply. It shouldn’t be thought of as some kind of tool. It’s…