Objective Subjectivity

Take the example of artistic taste, as when we say, "This work of art is beautiful." Very few people have direct taste; nearly everyone has secondhand taste, in which their own sense of value is overlaid with habits, training, opinions that have been picked up, aesthetic principles that govern what one should admire and should not admire. But there is such a thing as pure taste which would enable you, without ever having seen anything of the kind before, to feel the rightness or the departure from rightness of some work of art, even if you have no idea what is the school or tradition to which it belongs, or have any training in the techniques used by the artist.
-Spiritual Psychology @ Froth From Walt (http://ping.fm/U118v)

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