Is thinking only valuable if it is useful, productive, advantageous? What is the point of a school that offers no real-world skills? Is there an aesthetic side to thinking? Can thinking be an art, something pursued as an end in itself?
Are sensual pleasures, 快感, and aesthetic beauty, 美感, the same? Is beauty objective or just a matter of taste? Does beauty require judgment? What are the differences between the aesthetics of East and West?