Der Sinn für Schönheit
Author: Ernst, Gerhard
Source: Grazer Philosophische Studien, Grazer Philosophische Studien. Edited by Johannes L. Brandl, Marian David and Leopold Stubenberg , pp. 167-189(23)
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.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2008-08-01