Analysis 81 (2):287-296 (2021)

Thomas Hurka
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
In a series of stimulating writings, C. Thi Nguyen has made novel connections between the theory of art and the theory of games. In ‘Autonomy and Aesthetic Engagement’, he argues that we should see the aesthetic judgement of works of art as in important ways like playing a game. And in Games: Agency as Art, he makes the converse argument: that a central feature of game-play, and the source of much of its value, is that it offers aesthetic experiences, in particular of one’s own agency.1 1 Playing a game, he claims, is like engaging with art.
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