Art and Meaning

For those of you who read my entertainment blog (, you will know that one of my primary interests within entertainment content is discussing meaning. I love asking what the films and television shows I watch are trying to say; what its themes are. The textbook, Film Artby Bordwell, Thompson, and Smith, makes a distinction between four different types of meaning that can be derived … Continue reading Art and Meaning

Aesthetics and Morality

The following was my philosophy capstone project I wrote senior year at Stanford. It is on the topic of the role of morality in aesthetics. Because I’m now in art school, I’ve found this essay to be very relevant to the work I’m creating and consuming on a daily basis. In the essay, I argue that 1) morality is an element of aesthetic inquiry and … Continue reading Aesthetics and Morality