Gateway to Transcendence: Beauty Pt. 3

Posted on Friday, Jun 12, 2020
Most of us intimate that experiencing beauty has special value. We develop this intuition by noticing the transcendental qualities of aesthetic judgment; namely, that it requires human-level rationality, freedom from self-interest, and an understanding of others we are in relationship with. Additionally, I suggest that in the presence of the sublime beauty of awe-inducing scenes in nature, we can have quasi-religious experiences and apprehend the transcendental realm of morality.

Show Notes

Most of us intimate that experiencing beauty has special value. We develop this intuition by noticing the transcendental qualities of aesthetic judgment; namely, that it requires human-level rationality, freedom from self-interest, and an understanding of others we are in relationship with. Additionally, I suggest that in the presence of the sublime beauty of awe-inducing scenes in nature, we can have quasi-religious experiences and apprehend the transcendental realm of morality.

Hosts

Deepak Subburam

Deepak Subburam

Deepak Subburam has worked in quantitative finance and done research in machine-learning. He currently photographs the streets for their beauty, and reads philosophy. He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Deepak lives in New York, NY.