So in philosphy class only a few hours ago we were discussing the idea of beauty, from Kant's point of view. Basically it can be ssummarized using his words, "Taste is the ability to judge an object, or a way of presenting it, by means of a liking or disliking devoid of all interest. The object of such a liking is called beautiful." The way that I interperet this is that in order to do that you could have to disregard all moral conventions or obligations, since those would affect your ability to judge an object being that they can cause you to automatically like or dislike the object. In class today though we were discussing beauty in art. It was a bit hard to discuss, since again people's predetermined ideas of what is art were already in their heads. But I tried taking the most objective viewpoint I could. I decided that art is anything that anyone can see as beautiful and is created either through natural causes or by man. For example, art could be mountains or a sunset, or art could be a painting or a skyscraper. From here I somehow, in a way which is still unclear to myself at the moment, made the leap that the murders of serial killers is an art form. Please, don't write me off as a psycho and stop reading! Hell, if you've made it this far and know what I'm talking about, thanks! Keep in mind I said I was taking the most objective standpoint I could come up with. I didn't bring forth this though in class because of A) I hadn't thought about it enough and 2) I didn't want people to just write me off as a psycho, moreso than they probably already have. So I have no in-class discussion to relate to now. Okay, back to serial killers now... But what they do, disregarding all moral conventions and obligations, is creating a work of art. For example, in the movie "se7en" the serial killer is murdering people who break the Seven Deadly Sins from the Bible. To him it is beautiful and it is art. And, according to my objective viewpoint, since one person is able to see it as beautiful and art that does make the object (Yes, I am objectifying murder for the sake of arguement) intrinsically beautiful. So, still disregarding all moral conventions and obligations, from a highly objective viewpoint, one would have to say that the art of serial killers is just that: art! Any thoughts, ideas, anything?