Boring Beauty and Universal Morality: Kant on the Ideal of Beauty

Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 48 (2):107 – 130 (2005)
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This paper argues that Kant 's account of the "ideal of beauty " in paragraph 17 of the Critique of Judgment is not only a plausible account of one kind of beauty, but also that it can address some of our moral qualms concerning the aesthetic evaluation of persons, including our psychological propensity to take a person's beauty to represent her moral character

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