Tag: aesthetics

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…


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…


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…