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Ethical Dimensions in the Pure Judgement of Taste in Kant's Aesthetics

(Original title: Etické dimenzie čistého súdu vkusu v Kantovej estetike)
Filozofia, 2003, vol. 58, No 3, pp. 147-154.
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Abstract

The paper deals with pure judgments of taste in Kantś aesthetics regarding the meaning they achieve due to the presence of the other (different) subject. In his Critique of Judgment Kant defines the subject as a physical individual endowed with feelings, related not only to objects, but rather expanding this relation on the community of others. Therefore, the aesthetic relation to an object, which is the precondition of the pure judgment of taste, involves implicitly a recquirement on the subject to renounce his narrow egoistic limitations. This is why the aesthetic relation corresponds to a whole series of ethical definitions.

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