Philosophy; Aesthetic

Philosophy; Aesthetic

8 to 10-page paper covers a topic of philosophy; Aesthetic. The paper will be written in APA Style 7th Edition with title page, narrative, and reference page. I chose this topic because I believe that everything has some type of beauty and someone’s trash is another mans treasure. I also believe that everyone shows emotions even when they do not think that they are, we cannot go a day without expressing some form of emotion.

Requirements: 8-10 pages


this was my discussion response, I hope this helps!

  1. Does an object have aesthetic value only if it serves some function? Are art objects valuable in themselves, without any functions? Explain.

I do not think that an object can only have aesthetic value only if it serves some sort of function. But I do believe that all objects have a function. The function of Art work is for the artist to express themselves and showcase their talents. Along with the people buying said art work, the function is to add personality to where ever they place the art work. Name one thing that does not in some form or way have a function to our lives? Nose hair, can be an object, the function is to help prevent bacteria from getting inside our bodies.

  1. Is it possible to rationally examine an object, person, or thing devoid of emotion/feeling? If so, how so or how not?

I do not believe that you can examine an object, person or thing and devoid of emotion and feeling. I think that we as humans, even when we try not to show emotion or feeling that no matter we do. With that being sad I believe that we can not rationally examine something without some sort of emotion or feeling. For example, you look at a piece of art and someone ask “you how do you feel about this art piece? ” In which you respond ” I don’t know”, but who says that the feeling of not knowing isn’t a feeling? And if they did why cannot be? Not knowing something to me is just as much as a feeling or emotion as any other typical feeling or emotion. Just like when people say they want to be “normal”, well ok, but what exactly is “normal”? My normal is not the same as your normal, so how we do define someone’s feelings when they use the expression ” I don’t know”. I just feel as almost it is impossible to not have or show some type of feeling or emotion, it is as if it is in our human nature. Those feelings and emotions are what define us and help people understand who we are just like those art pieces and object etc., by explaining what you believe their value is and how you see them.

Answer preview

Philosophy has always been an interesting and, to some extent, enjoyable discipline to read and explore. That is if one’s mind is not jumbled up in the process. One of the notorious attributes associated with this discipline is that any attempt to define it gives rise to more questions than answers. If this generally applies to the discipline, then it is pretty accurate for one of its branches known as aesthetics. Aesthetic value typically denotes the value that a state, event, or object has in relation to its ability to generate pleasure or displeasure when appreciated aesthetically (Boersema, 2018). Everything has value in various ways (Vaughn, 2021). For instance, art objects can have historical, financial, or sentimental value. Similarly, the wilderness can provide recreational and economic value (Boersema, 2018). This paper will begin by defining aesthetics and then provide a historical background of the concept. The next part will analyze the relationship between aesthetics and beauty.

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