The right to aesthetic education and the good life

Aesthetic experiences–enabled by aesthetic education –are important, becausethey are a necessary condition for unlimited self-and world-relations,for freedom and be-cause of that for a good life. Aesthetic education is important for all children, forchildhood itself and for their adult life, too. Nevertheless there are considerable deficits–even in coun-tries with a well-developed educational system like Germany.The reduced access to aesthetic education is a matter of social justice and there are unequally spread possibilities and capabili-ties, which are connected with disadvantage, economic poverty and social exclusion.