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 / 1. Aesthetics
Kant gave form and status to aesthetics, and Hegel gave it content [Scruton]
21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 2. Aesthetic Attitude
The aesthetic attitude is a matter of disinterestedness [Wollheim]
Only rational beings can experience beauty [Scruton]
21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 3. Taste
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 [Taylor,C]
Beauty is only judged in pure contemplation, and not with something else at stake
21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 6. The Sublime
The sublime is a moral experience [Gardner]
21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 5. Objectivism in Art
Aesthetic values are not objectively valid, but we must treat them as if they are [Scruton]
The judgement of beauty is not cognitive, but relates, via imagination, to pleasurable feelings