Single Idea 2824

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

Full Idea

The many are the best judges of poetry and music; some judge some parts, some judge others, but their collective judgement is a verdict on all the parts.

Gist of Idea

The collective judgement of many people on art is better than that of an individual

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1281b08)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.203