Aesthetics, Art, Liberty, and the Ultimate

Alexandra Gillis

Abstract


Why are art andthe aesthetic so vitally important to our liberty, and to the re-creation of liberty in our living? How dothey evoke the Ultimate in us? And why is that so importantto our modern living? These are the vital questions that moved this author to a three-month personal explorationof aesthetic, artistic and ultimate meaning in its relation to liberty.The article is written pedagogically to lead the reader along the chain ofideas, thoughts and further questions that the author explores in response to her questions.


Keywords


Bernard Lonergan, art and religion, aesthetics, self-appropriation

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