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Hutcheson: Hutcheson is an empiricist, and as a result, likes to put everything in terms of the senses, so it's no surprise at all that he calls the “ideas" that we get from external objects "sensations" (p. 89, paragraph 1.), and then goes on to say that the "most accurate knowledge of these things would vary neither the pleasure nor pain" of any of our perceptions, though they might add a "distinct rational pleasure." (pp. 89-90, paragraph 6). Thus he concludes that the ability to receive the "idea of beauty," i.e., the perception of beauty, has nothing to do with knowledge at all, but is only a certain kind of sense, like the others we have, except that he likes to call it "internal" to distinguish it from the other senses. Another important feature of Hutcheson’s view is the very clear distinction he draws between rational appreciation/pleasure, and the sort of pleasure that he ascribes to this "internal sense" that we have which allows us appreciate beauty (p. 91). Here's an important quote to focus on: "This superior power of perception is justly called a sense, because of its affinity to the other senses in that the pleasure neither arises from any knowledge of principles, proportions, causes, or of the usefulness of the object...nor does the most accurate knowledge of increase this pleasure of beauty, however it made add a distinct rational pleasure from prospects of advantage, or from the increase of knowledge." The entire discussion in 11-13 is devoted to proving this point--that the power of perceiving beauty is not a rational one. Also interesting to note, though, that Hutcheson seems to acknowledge that there are degrees of ability with regard to this power. See, for example, what he says in section 10 towards the end: "...but a very weak one in comparison with what others enjoy from the same objects. This greater capacity of receiving such pleasant ideas we commonly call a fine genius or taste." Hume will pick up on this later point, and ascribe the "fine genius or taste" to experience, as he ascribes everything else as well. A more refined taste, judgment, palate, is the result of hands-on training and experience, as in the example of Hume's recounting of the story about Sancho Panza and his kinsmen.

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