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Single Idea 20346

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 2. Aesthetic Attitude]

Full Idea

The aesthetic attitude is defined by Kant in terms of disinterestedness.

Gist of Idea

The aesthetic attitude is a matter of disinterestedness

Source

report of Richard Wollheim (Art and Its Objects [1968]) by Immanuel Kant - Critique of Judgement I: Aesthetic 54

A Reaction

This is presumably, mainly, to explain our enjoyment of the miseries of tragedy. We just give ourselves up to a merry jig by Haydn.

Book Reference

Wollheim,Richard: 'Art and Its Objects' [Penguin 1975], p.146