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

[img] PDF - Repository staff only until 3 November 2019. - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (472kB)


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.

Item Type: Article
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
Identification Number:
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 13:02
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 14:34

Actions (Archive Staff Only)

Edit View Edit View