David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Quarterly 56 (223):224-241 (2006)
I offer an analysis of the role played by consideration of an item's functions when it is judged aesthetically. The account applies also to artworks, of which some serve extrinsic functions (such as the glorification of God and the communication of religious lore) and others have the function of being contemplated for their own sake alone. Along the way, I deny that aesthetic judgements fit the model of judgements either of free beauty or of dependent beauty, given how these two came to be described in the early twentieth century
|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
Peg Zeglin Brand (1999). Beauty Matters. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 57 (1):1-10.
N. Carroll (2000). Art and the Domain of the Aesthetic. British Journal of Aesthetics 40 (2):191-208.
Arthur Danto (1964). The Artworld. Journal of Philosophy 61 (19):571-584.
Arthur C. Danto (1973). Artworks and Real Things. Theoria 39 (1-3):1-17.
Denis Dutton (1994). Kant and the Conditions of Artistic Beauty. British Journal of Aesthetics 34 (3):226-239.
Citations of this work BETA
Jonathan Gilmore (2011). A Functional View of Artistic Evaluation. Philosophical Studies 155 (2):289-305.
Similar books and articles
Caj Strandberg (2011). A Structural Disanalogy Between Aesthetic and Ethical Value Judgements. British Journal of Aesthetics 51 (1):51-67.
Stephen Davies (2010). Functional Beauty Examined. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40 (2):315-332.
Cain S. Todd (2008). Unmasking the Truth Beneath the Beauty: Why the Supposed Aesthetic Judgements Made in Science May Not Be Aesthetic at All. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 22 (1):61 – 79.
Glenn Parsons (2008). Functional Beauty. Oxford University Press.
Glenn Parsons (2006). Freedom and Objectivity in the Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature. British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (1):17-37.
Anthony Graybosch (2002). American Beauty. Acta Analytica 17 (1):133-150.
Graham McFee (2005). The Artistic and the Aesthetic. British Journal of Aesthetics 45 (4):368-387.
James O. Young (2009). Relativism, Standards and Aesthetic Judgements. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 17 (2):221 – 231.
Andrea Sauchelli (2012). Functional Beauty, Architecture, and Morality: A Beautiful Konzentrationslager? Philosophical Quarterly 62 (246):128-147.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads43 ( #43,608 of 1,139,859 )
Recent downloads (6 months)13 ( #15,654 of 1,139,859 )
How can I increase my downloads?