An Essay on Beauty and Judgment

“Beauty is the most discredited philosophical notion — so discredited that I could not even find an entry for it in the index of the many books in th

“Beauty is the most discredited philosophical notion — so discredited that I could not even find an entry for it in the index of the many books in the philosophy of art I consulted in order to find it discredited. Even if I believe that beauty is more than the charm of a lovely face, the seductive grace of a Mapplethorpe photograph, the symmetry of the sonata form, the tight construction of a sonnet, even if it is, in the most general terms, aesthetic value, I am not spared. For it is the judgment of aesthetic value itself — the judgment of taste — that is embarrassing.”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE