A Kantian Hybrid Theory of Art Criticism: A Particularist Appeal to the Generalists


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Emine Hande Tuna
University of California, Santa Cruz
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Noël Carroll proposes a generalist theory of art criticism, which essentially involves evaluations of artworks on the basis of their success value, at the cost of rendering evaluations of reception value irrelevant to criticism. In this article, I argue for a hybrid account of art criticism, which incorporates Carroll's objective model but puts Carroll-type evaluations in the service of evaluations of reception value. I argue that this hybrid model is supported by Kant's theory of taste. Hence, I not only present an alternative theory of metacriticism, which has the merit of reinstating the centrality of reception value in art critics’ evaluations, but also show that, contrary to a common conception, Kant's aesthetic theory can house a fruitful account of art criticism. The benefit of this hybrid account is that, despite being essentially particularist, it should be appealing even to generalists, including Carroll.
Keywords Immanuel Kant  art criticism  Noël Carroll  aesthetic value  artistic value  success value  reception value  judgments of taste  adherent beauty  particularism
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DOI 10.1111/jaac.12322
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