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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- Spring '07
- Kant, Aesthetic Judgment, Stendhal, purely personal feeling