On this episode of the podcast, we discuss Hume’s views on taste and find out whether or not all of our opinions about art are equally valid. First, we compare the poetry of Shakespeare and Shel Silverstein, the music of Beethoven and Skrillex, and throw in the profound prose of Spongebob Squarepants just for good measure. Next, we examine some of the biases that influence our ability to judge art, and Stephen correctly guesses your favorite song of all time by throwing a dart at the Top 40 chart from your senior year of high school. Finally, we learn how to be better art critics by employing the five qualities Hume sets out as pre-requisites for Art Appreciation 101. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!
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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:
Hume by Stanford: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume/
Great Read: https://philosophynow.org/issues/83/David_Hume_at_300
Another interesting read: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/07/opinion/07iht-edzaretsky07.html