Aesthetic judgements, artworks and functional beauty

Philosophical Quarterly 56 (223):224-241 (2006)
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I offer an analysis of the role played by consideration of an item's functions when it is judged aesthetically. The account applies also to artworks, of which some serve extrinsic functions (such as the glorification of God and the communication of religious lore) and others have the function of being contemplated for their own sake alone. Along the way, I deny that aesthetic judgements fit the model of judgements either of free beauty or of dependent beauty, given how these two came to be described in the early twentieth century
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2006.00439.x
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