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Single Idea 5643

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 5. Objectivism in Art]

Full Idea

The 'Critique of Judgement' argues, then, not for the objective validity of aesthetic values, but for the fact that we must think of them as objectively valid.

Gist of Idea

Aesthetic values are not objectively valid, but we must treat them as if they are


report of Immanuel Kant (Critique of Judgement I: Aesthetic [1790]) by Roger Scruton - Short History of Modern Philosophy 11.7

Book Reference

Scruton,Roger: 'A Short History of Modern Philosophy' [ARK 1985], p.160

A Reaction

The trouble with these transcendental arguments of Kant is that they render you powerless to discuss the question of whether values are actually objective. We are all trapped in presuppositions, instead of testing suppositions.