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The Analytic of the Beautiful — Preliminaries

  • Mary A. McCloskey
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Abstract

The main theme of the Analytic of the Beautiful is the development of an exposition or analysis of the kind of judgement which expressions such as ‘This is beautiful’ are used to make. Although Kant sometimes speaks as if he were analysing the judgement,1 and sometimes appeals to our linguistic expressions and that to which our usage of them commits us,2 there is no doubt that he thinks of himself as appealing to a practice in which people participate and which he expects them to recognise.3 He accepts what Wittgenstein denies,4 that ‘This is beautiful’ is in common use. His analysis of the judgements which we use expressions such as ‘This is beautiful’ to make, is, however, meant to proceed without prejudice to whether we really are entitled to use such expressions as we do.

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Positive Definition Linguistic Expression Single Criterion Fourth Moment Perceptual Form 
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Notes and References

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    Meredith, Aesthetic Judgement, p.52; Kant’s gesammelte Schriften, vol. 5, §7, p. 212, line 24-p. 213, line 7.Google Scholar
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    Meredith, Aesthetic Judgement, p. 53; Kant’s gesammelte Schriften, vol. 5, §8, p. 213, line 35-p. 214, line 10.Google Scholar
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    Meredith, Aesthetic Judgement, p. 50; Kant’s gesammelte Schriften, vol. 5, §6, p. 211, lines 12–29.Google Scholar
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    Ludwig Wittgenstein, Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief (Oxford, 1966) p. 2.Google Scholar
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    Meredith, Aesthetic Judgement, p. 50; Kant’s gesammelte Schriften, vol. 5, §5, p. 211, lines 2–4.Google Scholar
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    Meredith, Aesthetic Judgement, p. 60; Kant’s gesammelte Schriften, vol. 5, §9, p. 219, line 25.Google Scholar
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    Meredith, Aesthetic Judgement, p. 80; Kant’s gesammelte Schriften, vol. 5, §17, p. 236, lines 9–11.Google Scholar
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    Meredith, Aesthetic Judgement, p. 85; Kant’s gesammelte Schriften, vol. 5, §22, p. 240, lines 18–19.Google Scholar
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    Meredith, Aesthetic Judgement, pp. 50–1; Kant’s gesammelte Schriften, vol. 5, §6, p. 211, line 7-p. 212, line 5.Google Scholar
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    Meredith, Aesthetic Judgement, pp. 29–31, 62–3, 81; Kant’s gesammelte Schriften, vol. 5, Einleitung vii, p. 188, line 33-p. 190, line 32; §11, p. 221, lines 1–27; §18, p. 236, line 15-p.237, line 18.Google Scholar
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    Meredith, Aesthetic Judgement, p. 31; Kant’s gesammelte Schriften, vol. 5, Einleitung vii, p. 190, lines 13–19.Google Scholar
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    Meredith, Aesthetic Judgement, p. 66; Kant’s gesammelte Schriften, vol. 5, §14, p. 224, lines 8–21.Google Scholar

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