Kant1 - very personal things and one’s judgments cannot...

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Molly Shifrin PHL241 January 27, 2009 Response Paper: Kant Kant associates judgments of beauty with a more instinctual and moral experience rather than a cognitive one. Though I could be wrong in my limited understanding of this text, it seems as though Kant does not intend to answer how judgments of beauty of possible without an objective property being the key role, other than repeating that taste/beauty are not things based in concepts that can be defined in any way. This is very different from Plato’s solution, however, in that Plato believed that we must transcend art and taste all together. Kant does discuss, however, the fact that taste and judgment are
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Unformatted text preview: very personal things and one’s judgments cannot be truly changed by another doubting his/her tastes. This seems to be the only way he proves that man’s taste and judgment are his own. His sheer stubbornness, perhaps, define his good or bad taste. If a man does not like a poem when he first reads it, he shall not be convinced otherwise. It doesn’t seem like he argues, however, for this concept’s support towards his anti-objective argument, and rather uses it as example towards his own definitions of taste....
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