Single Idea 20346

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 2. Aesthetic Attitude]

Full Idea

The aesthetic attitude is defined by Kant in terms of disinterestedness.

Gist of Idea

The aesthetic attitude is a matter of disinterestedness


report of Immanuel Kant (Critique of Judgement I: Aesthetic [1790]) by Richard Wollheim - Art and Its Objects 54

Book Reference

Wollheim,Richard: 'Art and Its Objects' [Penguin 1975], p.146

A Reaction

This is presumably, mainly, to explain our enjoyment of the miseries of tragedy. We just give ourselves up to a merry jig by Haydn.