Der sinn für schönheit

Grazer Philosophische Studien 76 (1):167-189 (2008)
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Abstract

If there is a sense of beauty, what is its nature? The main problem we are confronted with here is that on the one hand a sense of beauty, somehow, has to be connected with perception. On the other hand it does not seem to be reducible to it. I argue that a sense of beauty should be analyzed as a faculty of reason. I try to elucidate the nature of this faculty by identifying similarities between aesthetic, moral and scientific knowledge.

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Gerhard Ernst
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