Aesthetic terms, metaphor, and the nature of aesthetic properties

The paper argues that an important class of aesthetic terms cannot be used as metaphors because it is impossible to commit a category mistake with them. It then uses this fact to provide a general definition of 'aesthetic property'.
Keywords Aesthetic terms  Metaphor  Aesthetic properties
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DOI 10.1111/j.0021-8529.2005.00178.x
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Malcolm Budd (2003). The Acquaintance Principle. British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (4):386-392.
Paisley Livingston (2003). On an Apparent Truism in Aesthetics. British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (3):260-278.
Rafael De Clercq (2002). The Concept of an Aesthetic Property. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 60 (2):167–176.

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