By Graham McFee

ISBN-10: 940070030X

ISBN-13: 9789400700307

ISBN-10: 9400700318

ISBN-13: 9789400700314

"Artistic Judgement" sketches a framework for an account of artwork compatible to philosophical aesthetics. It stresses transformations among artistic endeavors and different issues; and locates the certainty of works of art either in a story of the background of paintings and within the institutional practices of the artwork international. as a result its forte lies in its robust account of the adaptation among, at the one hand, the judgement and Read more...


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So the project of philosophy cannot involve the articulation of hidden definitions, discoverable only through (logical) analysis of some kind—at least, it cannot do so if that definition of (say) art is supposed to connect to our actual practice of discussing and appreciating art, for (ex hypothesi) we do not know, and have not done, that analysis. ), we understand our sentences without being able to give a (logical) analysis of them—so logical analysis cannot tell us what (if anything) we mean by our sentences.

These would then be, as it were, double-green. So our strategy involves finding each of the different ‘senses’ of the term “green” proposed after disambiguation still amenable to occasion-sensitivity. Of course, one cannot prove that such still-contentious cases can always be found, but it looks promising. ”). Still, even sticking to some version of (roughly—but much turns on how rough) green-coloured and leaves, there are green leaves painted green as well as brown leaves painted green; we also have leaves dyed; and ‘naturally occurring’ green leaves.

We have already highlighted how few of the standard resources are available—one cannot readily and uncontentiously cite originality, nor mastery of the history and traditions of that artform/genre, nor the profundity of the insight (since this would be highly contentious for a 4-year old), and so on. We cannot, of course, cite the sensuous or material properties of the works, such as their combinations of colours, or textures, or pigments. For, at one level, these could all be shared by non-art objects (as Danto’s gallery shows us); at the other, their whole nature as artistic properties (when this is granted) depends precisely on what is at issue: namely, on whether these are indeed artworks.

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