British Journal of Aesthetics 59 (4):373-391 (2019)

Jochen Briesen
Universität Konstanz
This paper aims to delineate the class of aesthetic judgments linguistically. The main idea is that aesthetic judgments can be specified by a certain set of assertibility conditions, i.e., by norms that govern appropriate speech-acts. This idea is spelled out in detail and defended against various objections. The suggestion leads to an interesting account of aesthetic judgments that is theoretically fruitful: It provides the basis for a non-circular and satisfying characterization of the whole domain of aesthetic research and it marks an important linguistic difference between aesthetic judgments and judgments of personal taste.
Keywords aesthetic judgments  acquaintance principle
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DOI 10.1093/aesthj/ayz019
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