David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (1):65–91 (2004)
The thesis that aesthetic testimony cannot provide aesthetic justification or knowledge is widely accepted--even by realists about aesthetic properties and values. This Kantian position is mistaken. Some testimony about beauty and artistic value can provide a degree of aesthetic justification and, perhaps, even knowledge. That is, there are cases in which one can be justified in making an aesthetic judgment purely on the basis of someone else's testimony. But widespread aesthetic unreliability creates a problem for much aesthetic testimony. Hence, most testimony about art does not have much epistemic value. The situation is somewhat different with respect to aesthetic testimony about nature, proofs, and theories
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Ryan Doerfler (2012). A Comedy of Errors or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Sensibility-Invariantism About 'Funny'. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 93 (4):493-522.
Jon Robson (2012). Aesthetic Testimony. Philosophy Compass 7 (1):1-10.
Jon Robson (2013). Aesthetic Testimony and the Norms of Belief Formation. European Journal of Philosophy 22 (4).
Adam Green (2014). Deficient Testimony Is Deficient Teamwork. Episteme 11 (2):213-227.
Similar books and articles
Rafael de Clercq (2005). Aesthetic Terms, Metaphor, and the Nature of Aesthetic Properties. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63 (1):27–32.
Malcolm Budd (2003). The Acquaintance Principle. British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (4):386-392.
Nick Zangwill (2003). Beauty. In Jerrold Levinson (ed.), Oxford Companion to Aesthetics. Oxford University Press.
Robert Hopkins (2001). Kant, Quasi-Realism, and the Autonomy of Aesthetic Judgement. European Journal of Philosophy 9 (2):166–189.
Jerrold Levinson (2005). What Are Aesthetic Properties? Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 79:191 - 227.
Graham McFee (2005). The Artistic and the Aesthetic. British Journal of Aesthetics 45 (4):368-387.
Aaron Smuts (2011). Grounding Moralism: Moral Flaws and Aesthetic Properties. Journal of Aesthetic Education 45 (4):34-53.
Keren Gorodeisky (2010). A New Look at Kant's View of Aesthetic Testimony. British Journal of Aesthetics 50 (1):53-70.
Robert Hopkins (2000). Beauty and Testimony. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 47:209-236.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads109 ( #12,415 of 1,410,537 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #38,533 of 1,410,537 )
How can I increase my downloads?