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Judging at the “End of Reasons”: Rethinking the Aesthetic Turn

Linda M. G. Zerilli

in A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226397849
eISBN:
9780226398037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines the aesthetic turn in contemporary democratic theory as it bears on the question of judgment. Hume's argument in "Of the Standard of Taste" is examined with an eye to the limitations of a ... More


The Deil and the Exciseman

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This chapter surveys Burns's creative output during the Excise period, especially his ‘making and mending’ of Scottish songs for James Johnson and George Thomson, arguing for a crossover between his ... More


The Failure of Porno Chic

RAYMOND J. HABERSKI

in Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124292
eISBN:
9780813134918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses obscenity, which was a category that movies could not easily venture into. When they did, it was up to judges, not the old moral guardians and official censors, to impose ... More


A Semantic Framework for Aesthetic Expressions

Berit Brogaard

in The Semantics of Aesthetic Judgements

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198714590
eISBN:
9780191782879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714590.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Though predicates of personal taste (PPT) have been given a considerable amount of attention, aesthetic expressions have not. Perhaps this is because it is assumed that aesthetic expressions function ... More


To Seize upon the Applause of the Heart

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Being for Beauty: Aesthetic Agency and Value

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827214
eISBN:
9780191866098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827214.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The main argument for the network theory of aesthetic value is that it better explains the facts about aesthetic activity than does its rival, aesthetic hedonism. Aesthetic hedonism reduces aesthetic ... More


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