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  1. #761  
    I know you are, but what am I?



    *snicker*
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  2. #762  
    I didn't laugh.

    Is Beauty inherent in the object being observed or is in the subject doing the observation?
  3. #763  
    Originally posted by dietrichbohn
    Is Beauty inherent in the object being observed or is in the subject doing the observation?
    maybe you're just too highbrow.
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  4.    #764  
    Originally posted by dietrichbohn
    I didn't laugh.



    Is Beauty inherent in the object being observed or is in the subject doing the observation?
    Beauty is inherent and universal.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  5. #765  
    Originally posted by ****-richardson

    Beauty is inherent and universal.
    Inherent in the object? how so? I just read a goodly portion of Kant's critique of judgement and I'm pretty happy with some of his explanation--placing it within the individual and making it singular--I don't think he escapes the trap of relativism, but he comes darn close...

    Unless you're going to start bringing in divine purpose, I don't see a convincing argument for beauty being inherent in the object.
  6. #766  
    Appreciation of the beauty in an object/person/idea/music is experiential.

    examples:

    You might think that Bob Dylan's "Blowing in the Wind" was a beautiful song and I might think it's crap. We would both be right.

    You might think that Mullets and feathered hair were beautiful and I might think that they were not. We would both still be right.

    You can apply this to anything. There is no universal beauty (that I know of, at least).
    "I am a debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish."
  7.    #767  
    Everything is beautiful, in its own way.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  8. #768  
    Originally posted by BobbyMike
    You might think that Mullets and feathered hair were beautiful and I might think that they were not. We would both still be right.
    Would we? Is there anything that differentiates Beauty from "what you like." Is Beauty nothing more than "Gee, that tastes incredibly good."?

    ...Kant thought there was, but had such a hard time talking about it he realized that it was an entirely separate entity, undefineable and amoral. He didn't think it was in objects, like yourself, yet he thought that it was somehow built into the human psyche, so that we actually could discuss the beauty of things.

    He said, in essense, that Beauty is a sensation (that tastes good) that you believe others ought to find pleasurable as well.

    ---

    ...I just discovered Kant's "master plan" yesterday. I knew it before, but I hadn't actually comprehended what he was working at. It's every bit as ambitious as it sounds, and goes a good way towards achieving that ambition. Perhaps that's why I'm enamored of this question just now.

    Kant wrote 3 "critiques," which he meant to define the boundaries of the human mind. The first was a critique of Pure Reason-which got at what we could know of truth (you have him to thank for a priori qua qua qua and all that crap). The second of Practical reason, which is what we could know of the good (i.e. the universal imperative and suchlike). The third is of Judgement, which is what we could know of Beauty.

    The Innovation here is that the 3 things are mutually exclusive and not subsumable into each other. Truth, Goodness, and Beauty were completely separate entities to Kant. it was almost like a 2nd Reniessance. In ancient times, they were all part of Plato's "world of ideas." In the Reniessance, them crazy scientists separated Truth from the Good, making them separate. Now Kant comes along and says that neither Truth nor Goodness has thing one to do with Beauty. It is separate from goodness and truth.

    That, my friend, is very cool.
  9. #769  
    Originally posted by Yorick

    maybe you're just too highbrow.
    Or unibrow.
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  10. #770  
    darnit, Toby, stop being funnier than me! it's giving me a complex!
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  11.    #771  
    Originally posted by dietrichbohn
    The Innovation here is that the 3 things are mutually exclusive...
    So am I to understand that I cannot perceive something or someone as good and beautiful?
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  12. #772  
    Originally posted by ****-richardson
    So am I to understand that I cannot perceive something or someone as good and beautiful?
    No, simply that your perception of goodness (not actually a perception) and beauty have absolutely nothing to do with each other. "Mutually exclusive" overstates it a bit, but I used the term because most people tend to miss the point that though an object may inspire beauty or goodness (well, an object can't be good or beautiful per se, but you think them such), the two feelings are entirely separate.
  13.    #773  
    So if they have nothing to do with each other, I would be unable to find something beautiful because it is good?
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  14. #774  
    Originally posted by ****-richardson
    So if they have nothing to do with each other, I would be unable to find something beautiful because it is good?
    Kee-Rect. The connection between them is a false one and frankly damages your conception of them both.
  15.    #775  
    Originally posted by dietrichbohn
    Kee-Rect. The connection between them is a false one and frankly damages your conception of them both.
    Now I'm positive it's load of sh!t. Damages my conception? Who says his are any better? His deceased publisher?
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  16. #776  
    Originally posted by ****-richardson
    Now I'm positive it's load of sh!t. Damages my conception? Who says his are any better? His deceased publisher?
    Whoa, whoa, elevate them guns a little lower. Sheesh.

    I played fast and loose, i guess. it damages your perception more than your conception, I guess (since beauty is almost the antithesis of a concept or definable idea). it follows, logically. If you believe that Beauty and Truth and Goodness are absolutely separate and our abilities to find these things are also separate, then it follows that folk who are constantly trying to tie them together are damaging their ability to just perceive/achieve them.

    ...I suppose in a very abstract sense, it is possible to find the good in something beautiful, but not because of the goodness. You may find a cross beautiful. You may find the goodness of a cross beautiful. But you don't find either beautiful because of the goodness. you find them beautiful, frankly, because they give you pleasure and you think that others ought to find pleasure in them also.

    It makes sense and it isn't a case of Kant getting all uppity (any more than any philosopher who makes statements about the world is uppity).
  17.    #777  
    Originally posted by dietrichbohn
    Whoa, whoa, elevate them guns a little lower...
    I'm not pissed, I just think it's a load of garbage. I think pure logic has a grim beauty to it, as does pure goodness. Likewise, I think pure logic may be good, and acting upon goodness may be logical. I've been trying to identify a physical example but have been unable. I can only describe what I don't think it relates to. Taste has basic components (four is the general consensus last I checked) from which everything we taste is compared. My beliefs are similar to that, with the exception being that something that is purely sweet may be sour, bitter, or salty as well. Damnit, this isn't coming out correctly. Oh well. Off to Submitted Land we go.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  18. #778  
    Originally posted by ****-richardson
    I'm not pissed, I just think it's a load of garbage. I think pure logic has a grim beauty to it, as does pure goodness.

    Right. So do I. But you find them beautiful not because of logic or because of goodness, but because of, well, beauty.
    Likewise, I think pure logic may be good
    "May" or is.? If you stick to "may," you've already conceded Kant's point. heck, even if you go with "is," you can concede the point. The point isn't whether or not you can attribute T, G, and B to each other, but whether they're reducable to each other. Kant argues (pretty well, I think) they ain't.
    and acting upon goodness may be logical.

    Again, right, but you're confusing attributes with causes. Acting upon goodness may be logical, but not necessarily so, and the logic is based on logic, not on goodness (or vice versa). Truth, Logic, and Beauty can all travel together in harmony, but you can never subsume one into the other, they are irreducible to each other.
    Taste has basic components (four is the general consensus last I checked) from which everything we taste is compared. My beliefs are similar to that, with the exception being that something that is purely sweet may be sour, bitter, or salty as well. Damnit, this isn't coming out correctly. Oh well. Off to Submitted Land we go.
    I think I follow. You seem to be try to accept the basic differences between T, G, and B, yet allow that they can "mix" in some sort of way. Yes?

    I guess I don't have much of a problem with that metaphor. The "sourness" of a sweet object is there simply because of the "sourness." it is not a knock on the "sweetness" of the object that it is also "sour," merely saying another thing about it.

    An example: a deptiction of a rape scene in a movie. Is it amoral, yes. does that affect its status as art in any way, shape, or form? No. Art is judged on the basis of art. Not of truth. Not of goodness. that's the point.
  19. #779  
    Originally posted by dietrichbohn
    [...] (any more than any philosopher who makes statements about the world is uppity).
    Therein lies the rub.
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  20. #780  
    "You might think that Mullets and feathered hair were beautiful and I might think that they were not. We would both still be right. "

    "Would we? Is there anything that differentiates Beauty from "what you like." Is Beauty nothing more than "Gee, that tastes incredibly good."? "

    No, nothing that simple. Beauty comes from our (individual) past experiences. That's why two different men can look at a woman and one can say, "Beautiful!", and the other can say, "Not quite....". We can agree that something is beautiful, but we don't have to. I can't know Kant's cant on this 'cause I haven't read his writings, but it sounds like a long winded way to say something similar.
    "I am a debtor both to Greeks and to Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish."

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