Re: aesthetic evaluation (was: RE: (OT) Music
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 13, 2002, 18:34|
JS Bangs writes:
> And Rosta sikyal:
> > > Where did the word "justifiable" come from? If we elect principles,
> > > what justification need there be for them?
> > It's their justifiability that makes moral and aesthetic principles
> > and judgements more than a mere matter of taste. If we elect
> > unjustifiable principles, then judgements based on those principles
> > inherit that unjustifiability.
> If I may jump in late with a "Me, too," I wholly agree with what And is
> saying, both here and in his original post. Although we may never agree on
> a set of aesthetic principles, just as we may not agree on moral
> principles, it's still better to attempt to formulate and justify
> aesthetics and morals, instead of simply acquiescing to "anything goes."
How does one justify moral or aesthetic principles other than with
respect to a set of moral or aesthetic principles?