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Type: Book chapter
Title: Introduction: From pleasures to principles
Author: McMahon, J.
Citation: Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment: Pleasure, Reflection, and Accountability, 2018 / McMahon, J. (ed./s), Ch.Introduction, pp.1-9
Publisher: Routledge
Publisher Place: New York
Issue Date: 2018
ISBN: 1138553263
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Jennifer A. McMahon
Abstract: The arguments of each chapter demonstrate that there is no neutral perspective from which to analyse aesthetic qualities. Such qualities cannot be described as their very perception involves evaluation. In short, the chapters focus on those aspects of a first person perspective that can be considered inter-personal in the sense that they are susceptible of intentional calibration and enculturation. That said, not all chapters approach the theme from the same perspective nor with the same targets in mind. For example, approaching the notion of inter-subjectivity with the intention of defending this possibility against the objection of relativism will yield a different treatment than championing inter-subjectivity in order to reject cultural arrogance, or overly reductive analyses of aesthetic qualities. Yet all chapters converge on the possibility of objectivity grounded in inter-subjectivity.
Rights: © 2018 Taylor & Francis
RMID: 0030095469
DOI: 10.4324/9781315148496
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