Imposed Appraisals

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A look at how we evaluate value.

Submitted: August 03, 2017

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1: Value is both artistically subjective and morally coerced, but does it possess any intrinsic value?  A work of art, it is fair to assume, cannot be intrinsically beautiful, as its beauty is elaborated in the beholding minds that are perceiving it.  The aesthetic value, as it appears, is bestowed, not inherent.

2: Ethical value is decided by the morality it serves.  It is a societal agreement espoused by a majority.  But it still lacks intrinsic value, because value is given its qualities by those willing to uphold it.  In other words, value receives its qualities from us.

3: While art and morals seem to be very persuasive, value, simply put, is whatever we determine it to be.  We form a consensuses upon whether a work of art is great or mediocre.  We form a consensuses upon whether an act is right or wrong.  We decide its worth, because the application of our senses will always attempt to apprise the value that we giveth.


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