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Single Idea 4025

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 4. Beauty]

Full Idea

Kant, in his third critique, defined beauty in terms of a certain kind of disinterested pleasure;.this is the basis for a declaration of independence of the beautiful relative to the good.

Gist of Idea

Kant saw beauty as a sort of disinterested pleasure, which has become separate from the good


report of Immanuel Kant (Critique of Judgement I: Aesthetic [1790]) by Charles Taylor - Sources of the Self 23.1

Book Reference

Taylor,Charles: 'Sources of the Self' [CUP 1992], p.423

A Reaction

This is a rebellion against the Greeks, especially Plato, and prepares the ground for the idea of 'art for art's sake'. Personally, I'm with Plato.