Taste (sociology)

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In sociology, taste is an individual's personal, cultural and aesthetic patterns of choice and preference.wikipedia
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Aesthetics

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In sociology, taste is an individual's personal, cultural and aesthetic patterns of choice and preference. The concept of aesthetics has been the interest of philosophers such as Plato, Hume and Kant, who understood aesthetics as something pure and searched the essence of beauty, or, the ontology of aesthetics.
Aesthetics, or esthetics is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of art, beauty and taste, with the creation or appreciation of beauty, with theories and conceptions of beauty or art, and with tastes for and approaches to what is pleasing to the senses and especially sight.

Common sense

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Every judgement of taste, according to Kant, presumes the existence of a sensus communis, a consensus of taste.
It can be negatively equated to vulgar prejudice and superstition, it is often positively contrasted to them as a standard for good taste and as the source of the most basic axioms needed for science and logic.

Sophistication

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Also, within many theories concerning taste, class dynamics is understood as one of the principal mechanisms structuring taste and the ideas of sophistication and vulgarity.
Today it is common as a measure of refinement—displaying good taste, wisdom and subtlety rather than crudeness, stupidity and vulgarity.

Sociology of culture

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But it was not before the beginning of the cultural sociology of early 19th century that the question was problematized in its social context, which took the differences and changes in historical view as an important process of aesthetical thought.

Pierre Bourdieu

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Bourdieu argued against Kantian view of pure aesthetics, stating that the legitimate taste of the society is the taste of the ruling class.

Sociology

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In sociology, taste is an individual's personal, cultural and aesthetic patterns of choice and preference. Although Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgement (1790) did formulate a non-relativistic idea of aesthetical universality, where both personal pleasure and pure beauty coexisted, it was concepts such as class taste that began the attempt to find essentially sociological answers to the problem of taste and aesthetics. There are many scientific approaches to taste, specifically within the fields of economics, psychology and sociology.

Fashion

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Taste is drawing distinctions between things such as styles, manners, consumer goods, and works of art and relating to these.

Etiquette

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Taste is drawing distinctions between things such as styles, manners, consumer goods, and works of art and relating to these.

Final good

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Taste is drawing distinctions between things such as styles, manners, consumer goods, and works of art and relating to these.

Art

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Taste is drawing distinctions between things such as styles, manners, consumer goods, and works of art and relating to these.

Plato

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The concept of aesthetics has been the interest of philosophers such as Plato, Hume and Kant, who understood aesthetics as something pure and searched the essence of beauty, or, the ontology of aesthetics.

David Hume

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The concept of aesthetics has been the interest of philosophers such as Plato, Hume and Kant, who understood aesthetics as something pure and searched the essence of beauty, or, the ontology of aesthetics.

Immanuel Kant

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The concept of aesthetics has been the interest of philosophers such as Plato, Hume and Kant, who understood aesthetics as something pure and searched the essence of beauty, or, the ontology of aesthetics.

Aesthetic relativism

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Although Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgement (1790) did formulate a non-relativistic idea of aesthetical universality, where both personal pleasure and pure beauty coexisted, it was concepts such as class taste that began the attempt to find essentially sociological answers to the problem of taste and aesthetics.

Universality (philosophy)

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Although Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgement (1790) did formulate a non-relativistic idea of aesthetical universality, where both personal pleasure and pure beauty coexisted, it was concepts such as class taste that began the attempt to find essentially sociological answers to the problem of taste and aesthetics.

Social class

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Although Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgement (1790) did formulate a non-relativistic idea of aesthetical universality, where both personal pleasure and pure beauty coexisted, it was concepts such as class taste that began the attempt to find essentially sociological answers to the problem of taste and aesthetics.

Critique of Judgment

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Although Immanuel Kant's Critique of Judgement (1790) did formulate a non-relativistic idea of aesthetical universality, where both personal pleasure and pure beauty coexisted, it was concepts such as class taste that began the attempt to find essentially sociological answers to the problem of taste and aesthetics.

Empirical evidence

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He claims that a genuine good taste does exist, though it could not be empirically identified.

Validity (logic)

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Good taste cannot be found in any standards or generalizations, and the validity of a judgement is not the general view of the majority or some specific social group.

Georg Simmel

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This idea was also proposed by Simmel, who noted that the upper classes abandon fashions as they are adopted by lower ones.

Consumption (economics)

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Taste and consumption are closely linked together; taste as a preference of certain types of clothing, food and other commodities directly affects the consumer choices at the market.

Commodity

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Taste and consumption are closely linked together; taste as a preference of certain types of clothing, food and other commodities directly affects the consumer choices at the market.

Economics

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There are many scientific approaches to taste, specifically within the fields of economics, psychology and sociology.

Psychology

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There are many scientific approaches to taste, specifically within the fields of economics, psychology and sociology.