A Vindication of Strong Aesthetic Supervenience

Philosophical Papers 34 (2):149-171 (2005)
Abstract Disagreement persists concerning whether aesthetic properties supervene on non-aesthetic properties. This issue is complicated by the fact that the notion of an aesthetic property is itself contentious. In this paper, I begin by identifying three conditions that arguably characterize a large number of aesthetic properties. After defending aesthetic supervenience against a number of objections, I argue that a strong version of the supervenience thesis applies to those properties that satisfy my initial conditions
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DOI 10.1080/05568640509485153
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Robert Wicks (1988). Supervenience and Aesthetic Judgment. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 46 (4):509-511.

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