Tag: aesthetics

Disgustingly Enjoyable – SciPhi

The Paradox of Negative Emotions Disgust, Fear and Sadness are all negative emotions we usually avoid.Why would rational agents want to seek out things that cause them such distress? We embark on a journey through the paradox of negative emotions to gain a deeper understanding of this very thing. Disgustingly Enjoyable – The Video To check out the full live stream and keep up with the chat check out:…


Can Beauty be Objective? – SciPhi: 032

What? Beauty Objective? But isn’t it in the eye of the beholder? We all understand beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which by definition is subjective, but can there be such a thing as an objective standard of beauty? We Cover Off What we mean by Subjective and Objective The Definition of Beauty Standards of Beauty Beauty in Nature…


The Horror of it All! – SciPhi: 030

The Horror of it All For a change of pace to make your heart race, we shall move to aesthetics and horror without grace. We discuss the rationality of an emotional response to fiction. The base of this stream can be found in Dave’s article How Rational Are You?: A Nightmare on Reason St. We had a DC mid stream so this one is in two parts: Part 1 Part 2…


How Rational Are You?: A Nightmare on Reason St.

Introduction Many of us have our favourite characters from TV shows and films, as well as favourite TV shows and films.  We laugh at our favourite comedies, or cry at our favourite dramas, or jump at our favourite horrors.  We become so engrossed by the content that the stalker on the screen holds us in a kind of state of fear, as we wait for the future victim on screen to either escape or meet their fate at the hands…