British Journal of Aesthetics 51 (2):137-147 (2011)

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James Harold
Mount Holyoke College
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This paper has three aims: to define autonomism clearly and charitably, to offer a positive argument in its favour, and to defend a larger view about what is at stake in the debate between autonomism and its critics. Autonomism is here understood as the claim that a valuer does not make an error in failing to bring her moral and aesthetic judgements together, unless she herself values doing so. The paper goes on to argue that reason does not require the valuer to make coherent her aesthetic and moral evaluations. Finally, the paper shows that the denial of autonomism has realist commitments that autonomism does not have, and concludes that issues of value realism and irrealism are relevant to the debates about autonomism in ways that have not hitherto been recognized
Keywords ethics  aesthetics  ethicism  autonomism  moralism  Gaut  Carroll
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DOI 10.1093/aesthj/ayq051
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