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" One must not be in the least prepossessed in favour of the real existence of the thing, but must preserve complete indifference in this respect, in order to play the part of judge in matters of taste. "
The Simplest of Signs: Victor Hugo and the Language of Images in France ... - Page 56
by Timothy Bell Raser - 2004 - 217 pages
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A Poetic for Sociology: Toward a Logic of Discovery for the Human Sciences

Richard H. Brown - Social Science - 1978 - 320 pages
...To reach a pure aesthetic experience, he says, "one must not be in the least prepossessed in favor of the real existence of the thing, but must preserve...indifference in this respect in order to play the part of the judge in matters of taste" (quoted by Osborne, 1968: 179). This belief that the appreciation of...
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Kant's Life and Thought

Ernst Cassirer - Biography & Autobiography - 1981 - 429 pages
...is very partial and not a pure judgment of taste. One must not be in the least prepossessed in favor of the real existence of the thing, but must preserve...respect, in order to play the part of judge in matters of taste."21 The peculiarity of aesthetic self-activity, and hence the special nature of aesthetic subjectivity,...
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The Origins of Modern Critical Thought: German Aesthetic and Literary ...

David Simpson - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 449 pages
...interest, is very partial and not a pure judgement of taste. One must not be in the least prepossessed of the real existence of the thing, but must preserve...play the part of judge in matters of taste. [Kant goes on to distinguish "the beautiful" from two other forms of the relation of representations to pleasure...
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The Soul of Beauty: A Psychological Investigation of Appearance

Ronald Schenk - Psychology - 1992 - 176 pages
...or con' templation is indifferent to the object, therefore free of theoretical or practical concern. "One must not be in the least prepossessed in favour...existence of the thing, but must preserve complete indifference."47 Robert Zimmerman suggests that Kant's intention in his notion of indifference is to...
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The Fine Art of Repetition: Essays in the Philosophy of Music

Peter Kivy, Professor of Philosophy Peter Kivy - Philosophy - 1993 - 373 pages
...contemplation (intuition or reflection).19 Or, again, "One must not be in the least prepossessed in favor of the real existence of the thing, but must preserve...order to play the part of judge in matters of taste." At about this stage the concept of disinterestedness came into the hands of Schopenhauer, no doubt...
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Radio Corpse: Imagism and the Cryptaesthetic of Ezra Pound

Daniel Tiffany - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 302 pages
...concerned with the real existence of the thing . . . One must not be in the least prepossessed in favor of the real existence of the thing, but must preserve complete indifference in this respect" (42-43). Thus, the negative pleasure evoked by the image depends not only on the disappearance of the...
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From the Berlin Museum to the Berlin Wall: Essays on the Cultural and ...

James J. Sheehan - History - 1996 - 212 pages
...is very partial and not a pure judgment of taste. One must not be in the least prepossessed in favor of the real existence of the thing, but must preserve...indifference in this respect, in order to play the judge in matters of taste." Aesthetic judgments are neither cognitive nor logical, they are not judgments...
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The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology

Donald Preziosi - Art - 1998 - 595 pages
...beautiful which is tinged with the slightest interest, is very partial and not a pure judgement of taste. One must not be in the least prepossessed in favour...order to play the part of judge in matters of taste. This proposition, which is of the utmost importance, cannot be better explained than by contrasting...
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Transformations of Mind: Philosophy as Spiritual Practice

Michael McGhee - Religion - 2000 - 293 pages
...beautiful which is tinged with the slightest interest is very partial and not a pure judgment of taste. One must not be in the least prepossessed in favour...order to play the part of judge in matters of taste. (43) These are two distinct claims. In the first passage he says that the delight which grounds the...
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Beyond Aesthetics: Philosophical Essays

NoŽl Carroll, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Noel Carroll - Art - 2001 - 450 pages
...beautiful which is tinged with the slightest interest, is very partial and not a pure judgment of taste. One must not be in the least prepossessed in favour...respect, in order to play the part of judge in matters of taste.20 Here, as in Hutcheson (and possibly in response to Hume's failure to distinguish pleasure...
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