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Single Idea 6605

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 3. Taste]

Full Idea

Critics must become causally entangled with their subject matter.

Gist of Idea

Critics must be causally entangled with their subject matter


Robert Fogelin (Walking the Tightrope of Reason [2003], Ch.6)

Book Reference

Fogelin,Robert: 'Walking the Tightrope of Reason' [OUP 2004], p.147

A Reaction

This remark is built on Hume's views. You may have a strong view about a singer, but it may be hard to maintain when someone plays you six rival versions of the same piece. I agree entirely with the remark. It means there are aesthetic experts.