Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (4):707-720 (2010)

Authors
James Shelley
Auburn University
Abstract
Value empiricists in aesthetics claim that we can explain the value of artworks by appeal to the value of the experiences they afford. I raise the question of the value of those experiences. I argue that while there are many values that such experiences might have, none is adequate to explaining the value of the works that afford the experiences. I then turn to defending the alternative to value empiricism, which I dub the object theory . I argue that if there is some problem attending the object theory, commensurate with the problems attending empiricism, no one seems to have any idea what it is. I close by urging that the object theory be granted a fresh hearing
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/00048400903207104
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 52,956
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man.Thomas Reid - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
Art as Performance.David Davies - 2005 - Philosophical Quarterly 55 (221):694-696.
Hume's Standard of Taste: The Real Problem.Jerrold Levinson - 2002 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 60 (3):227–238.
Artworks: Definition, Meaning, Value.Robert Stecker - 1997 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 56 (3):311-313.
Art as Performance. [REVIEW]A. Kania - 2005 - Mind 114 (453):137-141.

View all 31 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Aesthetic Practices and Normativity.Robbie Kubala - forthcoming - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
Aesthetic Hedonism and Its Critics.Servaas Van der Berg - 2020 - Philosophy Compass 15 (1):e12645.
Art Forms Emerging: An Approach to Evaluative Diversity in Art.Mohan Matthen - 2020 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 78 (3):303-318.
The Authority of Pleasure.Keren Gorodeisky - 2019 - Noûs 53 (4):1-22.
The Concept of the Aesthetic.James Shelley - 2017 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

View all 9 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Artworks Are Not Valuable for Their Own Sake.Nicholas F. Stang - 2012 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70 (3):271-280.
Is Empiricism Coherent?Albert Casullo - 2000 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 5:61-74.
Constructive Empiricism and Anti-Realism.Sam Mitchell - 1988 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:174 - 180.
Empiricism: Hutcheson and Hume.James Shelley - 2001 - In Berys Nigel Gaut & Dominic Lopes (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics. Routledge.
Non-Perceptual Aesthetic Properties: Comments for James Shelley.Noël Carroll - 2004 - British Journal of Aesthetics 44 (4):413-423.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-08-21

Total views
123 ( #74,376 of 2,343,714 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
6 ( #120,789 of 2,343,714 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes