Disputing taste

The Philosophers' Magazine 45:70-76 (2009)

Carolyn Korsmeyer
State University of New York, Buffalo
The sense of taste falls low on the hierarchy of the senses because it seems a poor conduit for knowledge of the external world; it directs attention inward rather than outward; its pleasures are sensuous and bodily, prone to overindulgence that distracts from higher human endeavours; and its objects are at best merely pleasant, not of the highest aesthetic value. Such is the traditional assessment; now let us analyse its justice
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.5840/tpm20094574
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