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Aesthetic Judgment" by Nick Zangwill
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- Beardsley, Monroe, 1958. Aesthetics, Indianapolis: Hackett.
- An extraordinary work, staggering in scope,
deploying the notion of the aesthetic. The target of Dickie's
- –––, 1982. The Aesthetic Point of View, Ithaca:
Cornell University Press.
- A selection of Beardsley's essays. (Scholar)
- Blackburn, Simon, 1998. Ruling Passions, Oxford: Oxford
- A defense of expressivism, a modern version of
Hume's sentimentalism. (Scholar)
- Budd, Malcolm, 2001. “The Pure Judgement of Taste as an Aesthetic
Reflective Judgement,” British Journal of Aesthetics,
- Refreshingly less deferential than many writings
on Kant. (Scholar)
- Burke, Edmund, 1998. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin
of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, Harmonsworth: Penguin.
- A classic, although it is sometimes
- Burton, Stephan, 1992. “Thick Concepts Revised,”
Analysis, 52: 28–32.
- An insightful account of substantive aesthetic
descriptions, and also of so-called “thick moral
- Cohen, Ted, 1973. “A Critique of Sibley's Position,”
Theoria, 39: 113–152.
- Argues that Sibley's account of what makes
concepts aesthetic will not do. (Scholar)
- Dickie, George, 1965. “Beardsley's Phantom Aesthetic
Experience,” Journal of Philosophy, 62: 129–136.
- Argues that Beardsley's account of aesthetic
experience will not do. (Scholar)
- Davidson, Donald, 1980. “Mental Events,” in Essays
on Actions and Events, Blackwell: Oxford.
- A classic paper in the philosophy of mind
arguing for a version of materialism without strict laws relating the
mental and the physical. (Scholar)
- Fine, Kit, 1994. “Essence and Modality,” Philosophical
Perspectives, 8: 1–16.
- Distinguishes essence from modality; of general
philosophical importance. (Scholar)
- Hume, David, 1757. “Of the Standard of Taste,” page
reference is to reprint in Essays: Moral, Political and
Literary, Eugene Miller (ed.), Indianapolis: Liberty, 1985.
- Hume's classic attempt to reconcile
sentimentalism with normativity. (Scholar)
- Kant, Immanuel, 1790. Critique of Judgment, page
reference to trans. Meredith, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1928.
- Includes the idea that judgments of beauty and
ugliness are subjectively universal, and much else. (Scholar)
- Kivy, Peter, 1975. “What Makes ‘Aesthetic’ Terms
Aesthetic?,” Philosophy and Phenomenological
Research, 36: 197–211.
- Argues that Sibley's unitary notion of the
aesthetic has no basis. Kivy also makes a positive
- Levinson, Jerrold, 2001. “Aesthetic Properties, Evaluative Force,
and Differences of Sensibility,” Aesthetic Concepts: Essays
After Sibley, E. Brady and J. Levinson (eds.), Oxford: Oxford
- Argues for some neutral substantive aesthetic properties. (Scholar)
- –––, 2012. &ldsquo;Musical
Beauty”, Teorema, 31(3): 127-135.
- An nuanced examination of one notion of beauty. (Scholar)
- Mothersill, Mary, 1984. Beauty Restored, Oxford: Oxford
- An exploration of the notion of beauty, with
some historical coverage. (Scholar)
- Nietzsche, Friedrich, 1998. On the Geneology of
Morals. Trans. Maudemarie Clarke and Alan
J. Swensen. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett.
- Book 3, sections 1-6. An interesting, and not
at all uncareful, critique of Kant's aesthetics. In this passage he
is not concerned with Schopenhauer. (Scholar)
- Scruton, Roger, 1974. Art and Imagination, London:
- A wide-ranging book, in which the role of
imagination is highlighted. (Scholar)
- –––, 1979. The Aesthetics of Architecture,
- A superb discussion of architecture, but also
contains much material relevant to more central topics in
- Sibley, Frank, 1959. “Aesthetic
Concepts,” Philosophical Review, 68: 421–450;
reprinted in Approach to Aesthetics, Clarendon: Oxford, 2001.
- Sibley's classic paper, which makes the notion
of the aesthetic central. The target of Cohen and Kivy's
- Sibley, Frank, 1965. “Aesthetic and Nonaesthetic,”
Philosophical Review, 74: 135–159; reprinted
in Approach to Aesthetics, Clarendon: Oxford, 2001.
- Explores the dependence of aesthetic features on
nonaesthetic features. This paper was originally the second part of
Sibley's paper “Aesthetic Concepts”. (Scholar)
- Zangwill, Nick, 1995. “The Beautiful, the Dainty and the
Dumpy,” British Journal of Aesthetics, 35: 317–329;
reprinted slightly modified in The Metaphysics of Beauty,
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001.
- Includes a statement and defense of the
centrality of beauty and ugliness among other aesthetic
- –––, 1999. “Feasible Aesthetic Formalism,”
Noûs, 33: 610–629; reprinted in The Metaphysics
of Beauty, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001.
- Argues for a “moderate” formalist
view that allows that things can be “dependently
beautiful,” in Kant's sense. (Scholar)
- Zemach, Eddy, 1995. Real Beauty, University Park: Penn
- Argues for an extreme realist
- Bender, John, 1995. “General but Defeasible Reasons in Aesthetic
Evaluation: The Generalist/Particularist Dispute,” Journal of
Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 53: 379–392. (Scholar)
- Dickie, George, 1988. Evaluating Art, Philadelphia:
Temple University Press. (Scholar)
- Goldman, Alan, 1995. Aesthetic Value, Boulder, Colorado:
- Greenberg, Clement, 1999. Homemade Esthetics, Oxford: Oxford
University Press. (Scholar)
- Hanslick, Eduard, 1854. On the Musically Beautiful,
Indianapolis: Hackett, 1986. (Scholar)
- Hopkins, Robert, 2011. “How to Be a Pessimist about Aesthetic
Testimony,”, The Journal of Philosophy, 108(3): 138-157. (Scholar)
- Kivy, Peter, 1968. “Aesthetic Aspects and Aesthetic
Qualities,” Journal of Philosophy, 65: 85–93. (Scholar)
- Levinson, Jerrold, 1995. “Pleasure and the Value of Works of
Art,” in The Pleasures of Aesthetics, Ithaca: Cornell
University Press. (Scholar)
- McCloskey, Mary, 1987. Kant's Aesthetic, New York: SUNY
- Plato. Hippias Major.
- Saito, Yuriko, 2001. “Everyday Aesthetics,”
Philosophy and Literature, 25: 87–95. (Scholar)
- –––, 2007, Everyday Aesthetics, Oxford:
Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
- Scruton, Roger, 1983. “Understanding Music,”
in The Aesthetic Understanding, London: Carcanet. (Scholar)
- Zuckert, Rachel, 2007. Kant on Beauty and Biology: An
Interpretation of the Critique of Judgment, Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2007. (Scholar)