The Paradox of Taste to the Experimental Test

Abstract

In a series of recent experimental philosophy articles, Florian Cova and colleagues have cast doubt on the existence of a traditional tension that aestheticians since Hume and Kant have noted in our aesthetic judgements and practices, viz. the paradox of taste. We argue that Cova et al. misrepresent the way in which the aesthetics tradition has conceived the paradox of taste, and question the relevance of their experiments for the existence of the paradox of taste as traditionally understood in aesthetics.

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Enrico Terrone
Università degli Studi di Genova
Marta Campdelacreu
Universitat de Barcelona
Filippo Contesi
Universitat de Barcelona
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