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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."
 > IMHO.
How does one justify moral or aesthetic principles other than with
respect to a set of moral or aesthetic principles?


And Rosta <a-rosta@...>