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2307/2022937 Introduces the idea of an “artworld” and argues that what makes something a work of art rests not on what it looks like, but on its role within a social and intellectual milieu. Uses Andy Warhol’s “Brillo Boxes” to illustrate his argument. ‣Danto, Arthur C. The Transfiguration of the Commonplace. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981. ” ‣Dickie, George. Art and the Aesthetic: An Institutional Analysis. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1974. Presents Dickie’s original version of the institutional definition of art, which remains influential even though he refined the theory in later writings.

AESTHETIC PROPERTIES AND AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE A central issue for analytic aestheticians has been the nature of, indeed the very reality of, aesthetic properties and aesthetic experiences. The topics are related—aesthetic experiences are sometimes thought to be experiences directed to the aesthetic qualities of objects—but can also be treated separately. Focus has been given to the “reality” or otherwise of aesthetic properties, the extent to which they genuinely adhere in objects rather than being merely projected onto them.

Iseminger 2003 surveys the issues surrounding aesthetic experience, not least being the important treatment by Beardsley, for example, in Beardsley 1982. Dickie 1964 attacks Beardsley’s earlier theory of the “aesthetic attitude,” but Carroll 2002 brings the discussion up to date by reassessing the options for any adequate account of aesthetic experience. ‣Beardsley, Monroe C. ” In The Aesthetic Point of View: Selected Essays. Edited by Michael Wreen and Donald Callen. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1982.

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