Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Problematic/Interesting Statements that I might write about for my philosophy class:

From "Forbidden knowledge: The challenge of immoralism" by Matthew Kieran:

"Only given certain background capacities and experiences is morally problematic experience sufficient for understanding."

(in relation to the question of whether moral reprehensible artworks can be aesthetically virtues and if, indeed, more virtuous because of their immorality)

From Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment:

"...a human being...could have much finer features and a more pleasing, softer outline to its facial structure is only it were not supposed to represent a man."

(in relation to the difference between pure beauties and adherent beauties when it comes to aesthetic judgment)

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