Aesthetics and Authenticity

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Ovid Banished from Rome (1838 painting by Joseph Mallord William Turner)

“What dazzles, for the moment spends its spirit; What’s genuine, shall posterity inherit.”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, ‘Faust’

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Köln Cathedral under construction in 1856
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“When we develop our aesthetic capacities, we develop our moral capacities, so much so that aesthetic education renders moral education superfluous.” -Friedrich von Schiller

“The artists are the people who first articulate the unknown.” -Jordan Peterson

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