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  1. The Semantics of Fictional Names.Fred Adams, Gary Fuller & Robert Stecker - 1997 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 78 (2):128–148.
    In this paper we defend a direct reference theory of names. We maintain that the meaning of a name is its bearer. In the case of vacuous names, there is no bearer and they have no meaning. We develop a unified theory of names such that one theory applies to names whether they occur within or outside fiction. Hence, we apply our theory to sentences containing names within fiction, sentences about fiction or sentences making comparisons across fictions. We then defend (...)
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    Vacuous Singular Terms.Fred Adams & Robert Stecker - 1994 - Mind and Language 9 (4):387-401.
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    Artworks: Definition, Meaning, Value.Robert Stecker - 1997 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 56 (3):311-313.
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  4. The Semantics of Thought.Frederick R. Adams, Robert A. Stecker & Gary Fuller - 1992 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 73 (4):375-389.
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    The Interaction of Ethical and Aesthetic Value.Robert Stecker - 2005 - British Journal of Aesthetics 45 (2):138-150.
    In many artworks, both aesthetic and ethical values are present, and both can contribute to the overall artistic value of a work. The question explored in this paper is: does the presence of one kind of value affect the degree of the other? For example, does a work that expresses a morally reprehensible attitude diminish the aesthetic value of a work? Let ‘interaction’ name the view that the presence of one kind of value affects the degree of the other. We (...)
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  6. Art Interpretation.Robert Stecker - 1994 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 52 (2):193-206.
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  7. Aesthetic Experience and Aesthetic Value.Robert Stecker - 2006 - Philosophy Compass 1 (1):1–10.
    What possesses aesthetic value? According to a broad view, it can be found almost anywhere. According to a narrower view, it is found primarily in art and is applied to other items by courtesy of sharing some of the properties that make artworks aesthetically valuable. In this paper I will defend the broad view in answering the question: how should we characterize aesthetic value and other aesthetic concepts? I will also criticize some alternative answers.
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    Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: An Introduction.Robert Stecker - 2005 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art is an essential introduction to some of the central topics and approaches being debated in contemporary aesthetics and philosophy of art. By taking a stand on each of the issues addressed and arguing for certain resolutions and against others, the text does not simply present a controversy in its current state of play, but instead helps to advance it toward a solution.
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  9. David Davies, Art as Performance.Reviews by Robert Stecker & John Dilworth - 2005 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63 (1):75–80.
    In his absorbing book Art as Performance, David Davies argues that artworks should be identified, not with artistic products such as paintings or novels, but instead with the artistic actions or processes that produced such items. Such a view had an earlier incarnation in Currie’s widely criticized “action type hypothesis”, but Davies argues that it is instead action tokens rather than types with which artworks should be identified. This rich and complex work repays the closest study in spite of some (...)
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    Narrow Content: Fodor's Folly.Frederick R. Adams, David Drebushenko, Gary Fuller & Robert A. Stecker - 1990 - Mind and Language 5 (3):213-29.
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  11. Davies, Stephen; Higgins, Kathleen Marie.Robert Hopkins & Robert Stecker - 2009 - British Journal of Aesthetics 49 (4):462.
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    Moderate Actual Intentionalism Defended.Robert A. Stecker - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (4):429-438.
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    Thoughts Without Objects.Frederick R. Adams, Gary Fuller & Robert A. Stecker - 1993 - Mind and Language 8 (1):90-104.
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  14. Is the Constructivist's Dilemma Flawed? Reply to Percival.Robert Stecker - 2002 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 60 (1):81–82.
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  15. Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: An Introduction.Robert Stecker - 2010 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Praised in its original edition for its up-to-date, rigorous presentation of current debates and for the clarity of its presentation, Robert Stecker's new edition of Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art preserves the major themes and conclusions of the original, while expanding its content, providing new features, and enhancing accessibility. Described as a "remarkably unified introduction to many contemporary debates in aesthetics and the philosophy of art," Stecker specializes in sympathetically laying bear the play of argument that emerges as competing (...)
     
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    Lorand and Kant on Free and Dependent Beauty.Robert Stecker - 1990 - British Journal of Aesthetics 30 (1):71-74.
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    Tacit Knowledge.Christina Graves, Jerrold J. Katz, Yuji Nishiyama, Scott Soames, Robert Stecker & Peter Tovey - 1973 - Journal of Philosophy 70 (11):318-330.
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    Immoralism and the Anti-Theoretical View.Robert Stecker - 2008 - British Journal of Aesthetics 48 (2):145-161.
    Can a moral defect be an artistic virtue? Can it make a positive contribution to artistic value? Further, if this can happen on occasion, does this imply that moral value has no systematic connection to artistic value since every conceivable relation between them is possible? The idea that moral defects can sometimes be artistic virtues has received a fair number of defenders recently and so has the anti-theoretical view that there is no systematic relation between artistic and moral value. But (...)
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    Methodological Questions About the Ontology of Music.Robert Stecker - 2009 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (4):375 - 386.
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    Beyond Art.Robert Stecker - 2015 - British Journal of Aesthetics 55 (2):258-261.
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    The Boundaries of Art.Robert Stecker - 1990 - British Journal of Aesthetics 30 (3):266-272.
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    Object Dependent Thoughts, Perspectival Thoughts, and Psychological Generalization.Max F. Adams, R. Stecker & G. Fuller - 1999 - Dialectica 53 (1):47–59.
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    The Correct and the Appropriate in the Appreciation of Nature.Robert Stecker - 1997 - British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (4):393-402.
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    Apparent, Implied, and Postulated Authors.Robert Stecker - 1987 - Philosophy and Literature 11 (2):258-271.
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    Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies, by George M. Wilson.Robert Stecker - 2016 - Mind 125 (498):582-585.
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    Should We Still Care About the Paradox of Fiction?R. Stecker - 2011 - British Journal of Aesthetics 51 (3):295-308.
    The paradox of fiction presents an inconsistent triad of propositions, all of which are purported to be plausible or difficult to abandon. Here is an instance of the paradox: (1) Sally pities Anna (where Anna is the character Anna Karenina). (2) To pity someone, one must believe that they exist and are suffering. (3) Sally does not believe that Anna exists. Here is the problem. The paradox was formulated during the heyday of the cognitive theory of the emotions when there (...)
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    Schiffer on Modes of Presentation.Fred Adams, Robert Stecker & Gary Fuller - 1993 - Analysis 53 (1):30 - 34.
  28. What is Literature?Robert Stecker - 1996 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 50 (198):681-694.
     
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    The End of an Institutional Definition of Art.Robert Stecker - 1986 - British Journal of Aesthetics 26 (2):124-132.
    In "the art circle", dickie presents a revised institutional account of art. i argue: 1) if we consider the letter of the new account, it fails to distinguish works of art from many other artifacts; 2) if we consider its spirit, it is closer to the approach of those who claim art cannot be defined than to dickie's own earlier approach; 3) dickie fails to show that an institutional framework is a necessary condition for being a work of art.
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    The Role of Intention and Convention in Interpreting Artworks.Robert Stecker - 1993 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 31 (4):471-489.
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    Interpretation and Construction: Art, Speech, and the Law.Robert Stecker - 2003 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _Interpretation and Construction_ examines the interpretation and products of intentional human behavior, focusing primarily on issues in art, law, and everyday speech. Focuses on artistic interpretation, but also includes extended discussion of interpretation of the law and everyday speech and communication. Written by one of the leading theorists of interpretation. Theoretical discussions are consistently centered around examples for ease of comprehension.
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    The Constructivist's Dilemma.Robert Stecker - 1997 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 55 (1):43-52.
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    Davies on the Musical Expression of Emotion.Robert Stecker - 1999 - British Journal of Aesthetics 39 (3):273-281.
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    The Aesthetic Function of Art.R. Stecker - 2007 - Philosophical Review 116 (1):115-118.
    Introduces a more sophisticated functional definition of art Deals with some of the problems Beardsley had Old & New Aestheticism Aesthetic Communication notes on the Artworld Artistic value End of art?
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    Review: Arts and Minds. [REVIEW]R. Stecker - 2006 - Mind 115 (459):757-760.
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    Historical Functionalism or the Four Factor Theory.Robert Stecker - 1994 - British Journal of Aesthetics 34 (3):255-265.
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    Expressiveness and Expression in Music and Poetry.Robert Stecker - 2001 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 59 (1):85-96.
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    Object Dependent Thoughts, Perspectival Thoughts, and Psychological Generalization.Max F. Adams, R. Stecker & G. Fuller - 1999 - Dialectica 53 (1):47-59.
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    Revealing Art.R. Stecker - 2005 - British Journal of Aesthetics 45 (4):441-443.
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    Aesthetic Instrumentalism and Aesthetic Autonomy.Robert Stecker - 1984 - British Journal of Aesthetics 24 (2):160-165.
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    Thomas Reid on the Moral Sense.Robert Stecker - 1987 - The Monist 70 (4):453-464.
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    'Value in Art.Robert Stecker - 2003 - In Jerrold Levinson (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics. Oxford University Press. pp. 307--324.
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    Only Jerome: A Reply to Noël Carroll.R. Stecker - 2001 - British Journal of Aesthetics 41 (1):76-80.
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    Alien Objections to Historical Definitions of Art.Robert Stecker - 1996 - British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (3):305-308.
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    The Floyd Puzzle: Reply to Yagisawa.Fred Adams, Robert Stecker & Gary Fuller - 1993 - Analysis 53 (1):36 - 40.
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    The Hypothetical Intentionalist's Dilemma: A Reply to Levinson.R. Stecker & S. Davies - 2010 - British Journal of Aesthetics 50 (3):307-312.
    In a recent essay, Jerrold Levinson defends his version of hypothetical intentionalism (HI), which is a theory of literary interpretation, from two criticisms. The first, argued by Stephen Davies, is that it is equivalent to the value-maximizing view. The second, argued by Robert Stecker, is that there are straightforward counterexamples to HI. We will argue that Levinson does not successfully fend off either criticism, and further, that in the process of attempting to do so, creates another dilemma for his view.
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    Nolt on Expression and Emotion.Robert Stecker - 1983 - British Journal of Aesthetics 23 (3):234-239.
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    Defining “Art”.Robert Stecker - 1992 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (4):141-152.
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    Thomas Reid's Philosophy of Action.Robert Stecker - 1992 - Philosophical Studies 66 (2):197 - 208.
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    Fish's Argument for the Relativity of Interpretive Truth.Robert Stecker - 1990 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 48 (3):223-230.
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