The structure of aesthetic properties

Philosophy Compass 3 (5):894-909 (2008)
Abstract
Aesthetic properties are often thought to have either no evaluative component or an evaluative component that can be isolated from their descriptive component. The present article argues that this popular view is without adequate support. First, doubt is cast on the idea that some paradigmatic aesthetic properties are purely descriptive. Second, the idea that the evaluative component of an aesthetic property can always be neatly separated from its descriptive component is called into question. Meanwhile, a speculative hypothesis is launched regarding the structure of being garish and being cacophonous. Finally, an explanation is given of how the issue of the structure of aesthetic properties bears on their reality and (presumed) response-dependence.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2008.00165.x
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 25,711
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Truth and Objectivity.Crispin Wright - 1992 - Harvard University Press.
Dispositional Theories of Value.Michael Smith, David Lewis & Mark Johnston - 1989 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 63:89-174.
Art, Emotion and Ethics.Berys Nigel Gaut - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
Aesthetic Testimony: What Can We Learn From Others About Beauty and Art?Aaron Meskin - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (1):65–91.
What is Wrong with Moral Testimony?Robert Hopkins - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (3):611-634.

View all 44 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
What Are Aesthetic Properties?Jerrold Levinson - 2005 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 79:191 - 227.
Aesthetic Realism 1.Nick Zangwill - 2005 - In Jerrold Levinson (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics. Oxford University Press.
The Concept of an Aesthetic Property.De Clercq Rafael - 2002 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 60 (2):167–176.
A Vindication of Strong Aesthetic Supervenience.Robert Fudge - 2005 - Philosophical Papers 34 (2):149-171.
Aesthetic Terms, Metaphor, and the Nature of Aesthetic Properties.Rafael de Clercq - 2005 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63 (1):27–32.
Grounding Moralism: Moral Flaws and Aesthetic Properties.Aaron Smuts - 2011 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 45 (4):34-53.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

249 ( #12,664 of 2,146,236 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

22 ( #15,950 of 2,146,236 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums