On the taste for philosophy

Philosophy is like cheese: differently tasty, differently healthy, and differently ripe. Some people have neither a taste for philosophy nor a taste for cheese. But anyone who has taste at all needs to develop it and to taste various things: to reflect upon their flavor, analyze their content, and look into their methods of production; and also to discuss matters with interested and experienced people. Taste requires time, it changes and develops. Does that justify the Latin aphorism: De gustibus non est disputandum (about taste one does not argue)?

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