Beyond surface of things is wonderful. There is something amazing behind what we see, what we hear and what we taste.
We often claim judgment, “building is green”, “building is high”, “beautiful home”, ” evil conduct”, “so much money” et cetera. Some of them are physical and sensory judgment. Some of them are mathematic judgment. Some of them are ethic judgment. Some of them esthetic judgment.
Science talk about the physical phenomenon. It talks about natural science. That is not limit of reality. Beyond physical phenomenon, we found in our experience about beauty, and good and bad judgment or ethic judgment.
Beyond Surface of Things in Kant term
Kant said that beyond sensory phenomenon is noumenon, that is something that exists but difficult to understand. We always revise our understanding: ethic and esthetic.
In the old tribe, someone who knows about the phenomenon and beyond noumenon has an important role and their member of tribe honor them. But now, we separate expertise, so scientist didn’t explore about ethics and esthetic, and think that that is the barrier to objective judgment.
Esthetic not only to know but also to feel, to tend, to act. Ethic is not only to know but also to feel, to tend, to act, to prioritize it beyond our life, we die for ethics than to be evil. That is Kant said.
We can not die for an esthetic experience. But we can die for an ethic reason.
We live not only to differentiate wrong and true but also evil and good, beauty and ugly. Then we try to do true, good and beauty.
Human living is driven by 4 values, goodness, truth, beauty, and Godness.
Search for truth is one of human motif that makes human happy because he uses this own reason capacity.
Search for beauty is one of human motif that makes human happy because it is happy to sense.
Search for good conduct make human happy, it makes him found a meaning of life.
That is beyond surface of things.