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    A Modest Defense of Aesthetic Testimony.Brian Laetz - 2008 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66 (4):355-363.
  2. Genre.Brian Laetz & Dominic McIver Lopes - 2008 - In Paisley Livingston & Carl Plantinga (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film. Routledge. pp. 152-161.
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  3. Kendall Walton's 'Categories of Art': A Critical Commentary.Brian Laetz - 2010 - British Journal of Aesthetics 50 (3):287-306.
    most famous and, arguably, most important papers in modern aesthetics. Despite this, and the various references to it and discussions of it within the literature, there are no general commentaries on this essay. In addition to outlining a general framework for approaching the article, I identify and explicate the two main exegetical issues regarding it. The first concerns how to understand Walton's main thesis that the aesthetic character of artworks is determined, in part, by their ‘correct category’. I suggest that (...)
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    Kendall Walton's ‘Categories of Art’: A Critical Commentary: Articles.Brian Laetz - 2010 - British Journal of Aesthetics 50 (3):287-306.
    Kendall Walton's ‘Categories of Art’ is one of the most famous and, arguably, most important papers in modern aesthetics. Despite this, and the various references to it and discussions of it within the literature, there are no general commentaries on this essay. In addition to outlining a general framework for approaching the article, I identify and explicate the two main exegetical issues regarding it. The first concerns how to understand Walton's main thesis that the aesthetic character of artworks is determined, (...)
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  5. What is Fantasy?Laetz Brian & J. Johnston Joshua - 2008 - Philosophy and Literature 32 (1):161-172.
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  6. Two Problematic Theses in Carroll's Account of Horror.Brian Laetz - 2008 - Film and Philosophy 12:67.
     
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    Does the Bayesian Solution to the Paradox of Confirmation Really Support Bayesianism?Brian Laetz - 2011 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 1 (1):39-46.
    Bayesians regard their solution to the paradox of confirmation as grounds for preferring their theory of confirmation to Hempel’s. They point out that, unlike Hempel, they can at least say that a black raven confirms “All ravens are black” more than a white shoe. However, I argue that this alleged advantage is cancelled out by the fact that Bayesians are equally committed to the view that a white shoe confirms “All non-black things are non-ravens” less than a black raven. In (...)
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  8. Still Two Problematic Theses in Carroll's Account of Horror:: A Response to "Monsters and the Moving Image".Brian Laetz - 2010 - American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-Journal 2 (1):8-16.
    Noël Carroll’s seminal account of horror involves two original suggestions that distinguish his theory from previous views of the genre. One is that audiences are supposed to parallel the emotional responses that certain characters have when they confront horror monsters. The other is that horror monsters are supposed to disgust audiences, because they are impure. Recently, I argued that each thesis is falsified by counterexamples in a variety of well-recognized horror fictions. In response, Carroll claims these criticisms either distort or (...)
     
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    Epistemology Neutralized.Brian Laetz - 2010 - Disputatio 3 (28):1 - 16.
    The thesis that knowledge is a partly evaluative concept is now a widespread view in epistemology, informing some prominent debates in the field. Typically, the view is embraced on the grounds that justification is a necessary condition for knowledge and a normative concept — a reasonable motivation. However, the view also has counterintuitive implications, which have been neglected. In particular, it implies that J.L. Mackie’s error-theory of value entails global epistemic scepticism and that any true knowledge claim suffices to prove (...)
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