Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70 (3):271-280 (2012)
|Abstract||Many philosophers of art believe that works of art are valuable for their own sake, or ‘finally’ valuable. I call this the ‘Final Value Thesis.’ In this paper, I argue that it is false. I argue for an Experientialist theory of artistic value: works of art are valuable in virtue of the experiences they afford, where these experiences are valuable for their own sake. First, I argue that, contrary to some recent defenders of Experientialism, that it entails that the Final Value Thesis is false. I then argue that we must accept Experientialism to avoid making invidious distinctions among different art forms. I conclude that the Final Value Thesis is false.|
|Keywords||Philosophy of Art Value of Art Intrinsic value|
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