Ideas from 'Critique of Judgement I: Aesthetic' by Immanuel Kant [1790], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Critiques of Aesthetic and Teleological Judgement' by Kant,Immanuel (ed/tr Meredith,James Creed) [OUP 1952,0-19-824589-0]].

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21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 2. Aesthetic Attitude
The aesthetic attitude is a matter of disinterestedness
Only rational beings can experience beauty
21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 3. Taste
Taste is the capacity to judge an object or representation which is thought to be beautiful
With respect to the senses, taste is an entirely personal matter
When we judge beauty, it isn't just personal; we judge on behalf of everybody
Saying everyone has their own taste destroys the very idea of taste
21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 4. Beauty
Kant saw beauty as a sort of disinterested pleasure, which has become separate from the good
Beauty is only judged in pure contemplation, and not with something else at stake
21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 5. Objectivism in Art
Aesthetic values are not objectively valid, but we must treat them as if they are
The judgement of beauty is not cognitive, but relates, via imagination, to pleasurable feelings