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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


When Critics Disagree

Stephanie Ross

in Two Thumbs Up: How Critics Aid Appreciation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226064284
eISBN:
9780226705033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226705033.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines disagreement between ideal critics and the prospects for realism in aesthetics. Hume’s posit of blameless differences, his supposition that critics will differ based on (i) ... More


The Production-Oriented Approach to the Ethical Criticism of Art: Exegesis and Defense

Ted Nannicelli

in Artistic Creation and Ethical Criticism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197507247
eISBN:
9780197507278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507247.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter sketches the general argument for the production-oriented approach to the ethical criticism of art. It begins by noting that at least some artworks (of performance art, for example) are ... More


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