What is aesthetic value?

What is aesthetic value?

At the drop of a hat? I would use an analogue of Lon Fuller’s theories on the internal morality of law in his Morality of Law.

Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1817, Kunsthalle Hamburg. Romantic artists during the 19th century used the epic of nature as an expression of the sublime. (Source Wikipedia). I claim no copyright.

(1) rules of value that can be generally applicable,

(2) they are widely available,

(3) they apply to the past as much as to the future,

(4) they are understandable in how they function,

(5) they can have contradictions in emotions and lay out or function,

(6) they do not require rules beyond the viewing party,

(7) they are not frequently changed for reasons of making a political statement,

(8) there is congruence between creation and use.

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Hahnen, Swiss Alps. British writers, taking the Grand Tour in the 17th and 18th centuries, first used the sublime to describe objects of nature. (Source Wikipedia). I claim no copyright.
Viviano Codazzi: Rendition of St. Peter’s Square, Rome, dated 1630. Kant referred to St. Peter’s as “splendid”, a term he used for objects producing feeling for both the beautiful and the sublime. (Source Wikipedia). I claim no copyright.
The interior of the Pantheon in the 18th century, painted by Giovanni Paolo Panini. (Source Wikipedia). I claim no copyright.

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Charles Lincon

Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, Hegelian dialectics, Attic Greek, masters University of Amsterdam.