"Hegel rejected the idea of ‘art for art’s sake’, proposing that painting, music, architecture, literature and design all had major missions to perform. We need them, he suggested, so that important insights can become properly powerful in our lives. Art is ‘the sensuous presentation of ideas’. The point of art, Hegel, realises, is not so much to come up with startlingly new or strange ideas; but to take the good, important, helpful thoughts we often already know and make them stick in our minds."
Looks very interesting. Especially the second part about understanding works of art.
This part examines the interpretation of literature, the expression of emotion in music, and the definition of art.
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"We think of play as childish, but to the child, play is the experience of being like an adult: being self-controlled and responsible. To the degree that we take away play, we deprive children of the ability to practise adulthood, and we create people who will go through life with a sense of dependence and victimisation, a sense that there is some authority out there who is supposed to tell them what to do and solve their problems. That is not a healthy way to live."
Kant heeft het vooral over de intentie. En de intentie moet niet zijn om anderen uit te buiten of voor je eigen gewin.
Maar ik denk dat kinderen door veel met anderen te spelen, in eerste instantie wel anderen manipuleren door aan te voelen hoe die ander behandelt wil worden.
Maar ik denk niet dat dat erg is. Het is de meest voor de hand liggende manier om het aanvoelen van anderen te leren. En de intentie, hoewel heel erg belangrijk, is een stap verder. Een volgende stap in de ontwikkeling.
Maar als die eerste stap (leren aanvoelen wat anderen willen) niet wordt gezet, en de intentie van Kant alleen theoretisch is, denk ik dat er een te groot verschil blijft zitten tussen wat Schiller noemt instinctive en moral behavior.
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