The Aesthetics of Kant
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Kant's aesthetic theory asseses one particular problem: why is it when we judge an aesthetic object to be beautiful, we demand the assent of others. Kant discusses four moments--"Quality," "Quantity," "Relation," and "Modality"-- and their pertinence to aesthetic judgement in "The Analytic of the Beautiful." Kant also proposes that the noncognitive judgement of taste must be be tied to the cognitive faculties through the five stage process of "transcendental deduction."