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Experiencing the Aesthetic: Kantian Autonomy or Evolutionary Biology?

Elisabeth Schellekens

in The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691517
eISBN:
9780191731815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

One of the reasons many philosophers are sceptical about empirical approaches to aesthetics is the perception that philosophically loaded terms are employed in rather liberal ways. This scepticism is ... More


Aesthetically Relevant Properties

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199658442
eISBN:
9780191748141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658442.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces the concept of ‘aesthetically relevant properties’—properties that are such that attending to them makes an aesthetic difference—and argues that it is a more useful concept ... More


The Limits of Aesthetic Empiricism

Fabian Dorsch

in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669639
eISBN:
9780191749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669639.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter, Dorsch argues against empiricist positions which claim that empirical evidence can be sufficient to defeasibly justify aesthetic judgements, or judgements about the adequacy of ... More


Portrait of the Artist as an Aesthetic Expert

Christy Mag Uidhir and Cameron Buckner

in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669639
eISBN:
9780191749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669639.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

The Aesthetic Theory of Art—any theory of art claiming that the aesthetic is a descriptively necessary feature of art—has been largely repudiated, in light of what are now considered traditional ... More


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