Theology & Philosophy

Freedom, Imagination, and Aesthetics in Modern Western Thought


The main aim of the conference was to explore the implications of the aesthetic perspective for the concept of liberty, especially within the context of modernity.


Conference Readings

Nietzsche, Friedrich. The Philosophy of Nietzsche. Edited by Clive, Geoffrey. New York: Mentor, 1965.

Casey, John, “Tradition and Authority” In Conservative Essays, edited by Maurice Cowling, 82-100. London: Cassell, 1978.

Collingwood, R. G. The Principles of Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1958.

Cooper, Anthony Ashley, Third Earl of Shaftesbury. Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, Volume I. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2001.

Macmurray, John. Reason and Emotion. London: Faber and Faber, 1966.

Oakeshott, Michael. What is History? and other essays. Edited by Luke O’Sullivan. Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2004.

Santayana, George. Reason in Art. New York: Dover, 1982.

Santayana, George. Selected Critical Writings of George Santayana. Edited by Norman Henfrey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1968.

Santayana, George. The Sense of Beauty. New York: Dover, 1955.

Schiller, Friedrich. On the Aesthetic Education of Man. Translated by Reginald Snell. Mineola, New York: Dover, 2004.