Some Thoughts on Kant and Cupcakes...

There are cupcakes, purely for consumption and gratification of physical needs, and symphonies, whose beauty stirs our feelings. There is cupcake-like music (e.g. pop songs). There is a spectrum between the two. But this whole spectral range is thrown into confusion when we consider that even the beauty of the symphony may be approached as an item to be consumed, rather than something that awes. Then the significance of the status of some in-between (e.g. oh I don't know, an Of Montreal song) as having in proportions both consumability and beauty is made insignificant as even that which we ought only be in awe of might also be consumed.

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