David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 35 (4):425-431 (1977)
It is argued that the application of such predicates as 'is lovely' and 'is somber' to works of art must be construed relativistically. it is first argued that interpretations of works of art bear important similarities to scientific theories, such that the application of aesthetic predicates cannot proceed independently of these interpretations. it is then argued that there are important differences between scientific theories and works of art, such that relativism is precluded with respect to the former but demanded with respect to the latter. hence, relativism is demanded also with respect to aesthetic predicates
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
K. Mitchells (1966). Aesthetic Perception and Aesthetic Qualities. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 67:53 - 72.
Malcolm Budd (2008). Aesthetic Essays. Oxford University Press.
Jeffrey Olen (1979). Perception, Inference, and Aesthetic Qualities. The Monist 62 (4):482-495.
B. R. Tilghman (2004). Reflections on Aesthetic Judgement. British Journal of Aesthetics 44 (3):248-260.
Frank Sibley (2001). Approach to Aesthetics: Collected Papers on Philosophical Aesthetics. Oxford University Press.
Elisabeth Schellekens (2006). Towards a Reasonable Objectivism for Aesthetic Judgements. British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (2):163-177.
Iuliana Corina Vaida (1998). The Quest for Objectivity: Secondary Qualities and Aesthetic Qualities. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 56 (3):283-297.
Alex Byrne (2011). Sensory Qualities, Sensible Qualities, Sensational Qualities. In Brian McLaughlin, Ansgar Beckermann & Sven Walter (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind. Oup Oxford.
Peter Kivy (1968). Aesthetic Aspects and Aesthetic Qualities. Journal of Philosophy 65 (4):85-93.
Malcolm Budd (2006). The Characterization of Aesthetic Qualities by Essential Metaphors and Quasi-Metaphors. British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (2):133-143.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads16 ( #120,707 of 1,692,696 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #182,248 of 1,692,696 )
How can I increase my downloads?