British Journal of Aesthetics 53 (1):41-53 (2013)

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Andrea Sauchelli
Lingnan University
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The concept of functional beauty is analysed in terms of the role played by beliefs, in particular expectations, in our perceptions. After finding various theories of functional beauty unsatisfying, I introduce a novel approach which explains how aesthetic judgements on a variety of different kinds of functional objects (chairs, buildings, cars, etc.) can be grounded in perceptions influenced by beliefs.
Keywords Functional Beauty  Aesthetic Judgements  Beauty  Aesthetic Perception
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DOI 10.1093/aesthj/ays057
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