"Schiller"

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759–1805), German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright.

Beauty, for Schiller, is not merely an aesthetic experience, but a moral one as well. His essays address an aspect of human freedom — the ability to defy one's animal instincts (such as the drive for self-preservation, when, for example, someone willingly sacrifices himself for conceptual ideals).