divendres, 29 d’agost de 2014

Art and people's opinions in The fear of freedom by Erich Fromm

The same phenomenon is to be found in aesthetic judgments. The average person who goes to a museum and looks at a picture by a famous painter, say Rembrandt, judges it to be a beautiful and impressive picture. If we analyse his judgment, we find that he does not have any particular inner response to the picture but thinks it is beautiful because he knows that he is supposed to think it is beautiful. 

The fear of freedom by Erich Fromm page 165

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