Is perception the canonical route to aesthetic judgement?

Robson, Jon (2018) Is perception the canonical route to aesthetic judgement? Australasian Journal of Philosophy . ISSN 1471-6828

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It is commonplace amongst philosophers of art to make claims which postulate important links between aesthetics and perception. In this paper, I focus on one such claim: that perception is the canonical route to aesthetic judgement. I consider a range of prima facie plausible interpretations of this claim and argue that they each fail to identify any important link between aesthetic judgement and perception. Given this, I conclude that we have good reason to be sceptical of the claim that perception is in any way privileged as a source of aesthetic judgement.

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Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Australasian Journal of Philosophy on 3 may 2018, available online:
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Philosophy
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Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 13:02
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:35

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