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What is Aesthetic Value?

Robert Stecker

in Intersections of Value: Art, Nature, and the Everyday

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198789956
eISBN:
9780191876271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789956.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers an answer to the question: what is aesthetic value? It defends aesthetic empiricism: the view that the primary bearer of aesthetic value are experiences and that other things have ... More


Rich Perceptual Content and Aesthetic Properties

Dustin Stokes

in Evaluative Perception

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198786054
eISBN:
9780191827747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786054.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Both common sense and dominant traditions in art criticism and philosophical aesthetics maintain that aesthetic features or properties are perceived. However, there are many reasons to be sceptical ... More


Moral Metaphor and Thick Concepts: What Moral Philosophy Can Learn from Aesthetics

Nick Zangwill

in Thick Concepts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672349
eISBN:
9780191751325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672349.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

In this paper it is argued that we can embrace thick properties and thick concepts in moral philosophy as well as aesthetics-on three conditions: (1) that thick concepts are not supposed to function ... More


Aesthetic Value, Inversion, and the Ethical Properties of Artworks

Robert Stecker

in Intersections of Value: Art, Nature, and the Everyday

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198789956
eISBN:
9780191876271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789956.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter investigates two phenomena where values plausibly interact within artworks. One is the case of purported aesthetic value ‘inversions’ within artworks. The other is the case of purported ... More


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