aesthetic judgment

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No matter how hard she tries to widen her basis for comparison and to step into the shoes of an ideal art lover who would have put the entire artistic patrimony of humankind into her bag, she finally gives up: In 1917, in front of a urinal, it was impossible to pronounce an aesthetic judgment concluding, "This is art," for lack of a basis for comparison.
Which man won depends almost on an aesthetic judgment.
Shorn of subjectivity, art-historical interpretation underscores the primacy of a canon whose authority is self-evident to the aesthetic judgment of the human subject as defined by Kant.
Greek writing had to do with aesthetic judgment and thus, however primitively, with a concept of criticism, features that distinguish it sharply from previous graphic systems.
Indeed, the idea that any well-developed sense of art should be fashioned from some experience in art-making, a sense of art's history, a grasp of principles of aesthetic judgment, and an understanding of the puzzles involved in understanding and appreciating art is inherently interesting and challenging.
Aesthetic judgment is concrete and particular: It can be governed by no general standard of value given in advance.
In the 1960s he began publishing extensive new research on the sources of aesthetic judgment, including its dependence on factors such as training, age, personality characteristics, and cultural background.
But the first half of the Critique of Judgment, which deals with the nature of aesthetic judgment, is full of tantalizing observations.
In chapter four, Johnson combines Toni Morrison's Sula and Freud's essay "The Uncanny" to explain the novel's demand that we recognize the political nature of aesthetic judgment, indeed the unstated political investments of literary scholarship in general.
It is an artistic question, an aesthetic judgment that should be left to the songwriter.
To answer this question, we need an account of what constitutes cultural excellence (which will involve appeal to objective aesthetic norms) and what psychological and social conditions are conducive to it, including especially those conditions promoting creativity and aesthetic judgment.