yeahyeah - the agreement of everyone Kant “How is a...

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For it is the judgment of aesthetic value itself—the judgment of taste We have never found any features that explain why things that possess them create aesthetic delight. It is more than an expression of purely personal feeling, more than simply saying that I like a work of art. The aesthetic judgment is a normative claim; it says that the work should be liked. Although my reaction is based on a feeling, it is not beyond reason. I expect agreement. I am often upset when others, especially people who matter to me, withhold it “there can be no rule by which anyone shou ld be compelled to acknowledge that something is beautiful,” aesthetic judgments still speak with a “universal voice…and lay claim to
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Unformatted text preview: the agreement of everyone. Kant “How is a judgment possible which, merely from one’s own feeling of pleasure in an object, independent of its concept, estimates a priori, that is, without having to wait upon the agreement of others, that this pleasure is connected with the representation of the object in every other subject?”—we need to justify the aesthetic judgment is a guess, a suspicion, a dim awareness that there is more in the work that it would be valuable to learn. It goes beyond all the evidence, which cannot therefore justify it, and points to the future. Beauty, just as Stendhal said, is a promise of happiness....
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