Does Hume’s aesthetic philosophy go against all of his other arguments of am I just reading him wrong?
My understanding is that Hume was a radical empiricist and, like Nietzsche, denied any claims to objectivity (He even said the self does not exist!) But in his essay Of the Standard of Taste he criticizes the argument that taste is subjective. He states that there is indeed a standard of taste. Is this not making a claim to objective beauty? Does this not completely renounce his devout skepticism?
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