The image: historical, conceptual, aesthetic, moral

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


The concept of the image can be given historical, conceptual, aesthetic and moral specifications. This essay sets out some of the scholarly issues in the dense semantic field of the image . In particular, the essay considers how the meaning of the image is often determined in relation to the opposition between sensible form and intelligible idea. Specific attention is given to Kantian aesthetics, which inaugurates a specific way of understanding the sensible form as a mode of processing moral ideas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265 - 270
Number of pages6
JournalCritical Horizons
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Cite this