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Gadamer I 45
Moral Philosophy/Antique Philosophy/Gadamer: The emergence of the concept of taste in the 17th century (...) leads (...) into contexts of moral philosophy that go back to antiquity.
It is this humanistic and thus ultimately Greek component that becomes effective within the moral philosophy determined by Christianity. Greek ethics - the ethics of measurements of the Pythagoreans and Plato, the ethics of the Mesotes created by Aristotle - is in a deep and comprehensive sense an ethics of good taste.
Gadamer I 46
Such a thesis certainly sounds strange to our ears. Firstly, because the ideal normative element in the concept of taste is usually misunderstood and the relativistic-sceptical reasoning about the differences in taste is in our ears.
Ethics/KantVs: Above all, however, we are determined by Kant's moral-philosophical achievement, which has purified ethics of all aesthetic and emotional moments. >Judgement/Kant.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Ancient Philosophy
Gadamer I
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Wahrheit und Methode. Grundzüge einer philosophischen Hermeneutik 7. durchgesehene Auflage Tübingen 1960/2010

Gadamer II
H. G. Gadamer
The Relevance of the Beautiful, London 1986
German Edition:
Die Aktualität des Schönen: Kunst als Spiel, Symbol und Fest Stuttgart 1977

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