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21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 5. Objectivism in Art

[possibility that aesthetic judgements can be true]

8 ideas
The collective judgement of many people on art is better than that of an individual [Aristotle]
One man's meat is another man's poison [Lucretius]
Aesthetic values are not objectively valid, but we must treat them as if they are [Kant, by Scruton]
The judgement of beauty is not cognitive, but relates, via imagination, to pleasurable feelings [Kant]
Schopenhauer emphasises Ideas in art, unlike most romantics [Schopenhauer, by Lewis,PB]
We can be objective about conventions, but love of art is needed to understand its traditions [Scruton]
Aesthetic objectivists must explain pleasure being essential, but not in the object [Gardner]
Saying 'It's all a matter to taste' ignores the properties of the object discussed [Fogelin]