The concept of the aesthetic

European Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):78–93 (1998)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Can the contemporary concept of the ‘aesthetic’ be defended? Is it in good shape or is it sick? Should we retain it or dispense with it? The concept of the aesthetic is used to characterize a range of judgements and experiences. Let us begin with some examples of judgements which aestheticians classify as aesthetic, so that we have some idea of what we are talking about. These paradigm cases will anchor the ensuing discussion. Once we have some idea of which judgements are classified as aesthetic judgements, we can go on to ponder what, if anything, they have in common.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,662

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Why Aesthetic Value Judgements Cannot Be Justified.Tomáš Kulka - 2009 - Estetika: The European Journal of Aesthetics 46 (1):3-28.
Towards a Reasonable Objectivism for Aesthetic Judgements.Elisabeth Schellekens - 2006 - British Journal of Aesthetics 46 (2):163-177.
Aesthetic Essays.Malcolm Budd - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
Aesthetic Judgements, Aesthetic Principles and Aesthetic Properties.Malcolm Budd - 1999 - European Journal of Philosophy 7 (3):295–311.
The Intersubjective Validity of Aesthetic Judgements.Malcolm Budd - 2007 - British Journal of Aesthetics 47 (4):333-371.
Relativism, Standards and Aesthetic Judgements.James O. Young - 2009 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 17 (2):221 – 231.

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-01-28

Downloads
143 (#86,892)

6 months
3 (#211,550)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Nick Zangwill
University College London

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references