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Taste - Taste, Personal Taste, The Relationship Between Taste And Personal Taste, Bibliography

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We tend to use the word taste in two different ways. First, to refer to the ability to judge a thing correctly, usually (but not always) a work of art from an aesthetic point of view. Second, we use the word to refer to a particular set of aesthetic preferences, and given the most popular sense of this second usage, we understand that one person's set of preferences may differ from another person's set. In this article, taste refers to taste in the first sense, and personal taste refers to it in the second. "Personal taste" does not imply that one person's set of aesthetic preferences cannot be shared by others.

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