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Single Idea 20408

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 6. Taste]

Full Idea

With regard to the agreeable, the principle Everyone has his own taste (of the senses) is valid.

Gist of Idea

With respect to the senses, taste is an entirely personal matter

Source

Immanuel Kant (Critique of Judgement I: Aesthetic [1790], CUP 7 5:212), quoted by Elizabeth Schellekens - Immanuel Kant (aesthetics) 1

A Reaction

This is a preliminary concession, and he goes on to defend more objective views of taste.

Book Reference

'Key Thinkers in Aesthetics', ed/tr. Giovannelli,Alessandro [Continuum 2012], p.63

Related Idea

Idea 20409 When we judge beauty, it isn't just personal; we judge on behalf of everybody [Kant]