Carmen Cozma

Pages 19-26
DOI: 10.5840/cultura2006317


A challenge to scrutinize the intimate unity of the aesthetical and the ethical levels of the human beingness in Friedrich Schiller’s theoretical writings makes the present essay’s content. We approach a basic idea unfolding the creed of the eminent artist and philosopher in the great power of ‘beauty’ to activate and to enrich the value of ‘humanness’. By articulating a conceptual apparatus modulated on the sensitive-rational becoming of human being, our attempt focuses on the meaningfulness of the ‘moral living’ through the ‘art’s experience’, highlighting a peculiar state, designed by Schiller as “the most sublime humanity”. The call for a philosophy of ‘beauty’ – including the moral dimension – remains a valuable learning to be disclosed, especially in times of spiritual disarray – as the present-days have many similarities with those of the end of the 18th century.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *