The concept of an aesthetic property
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
My aim in this paper is to analyze the concept of an aesthetic property in nonaesthetic terms. In the first section, I discuss two requirements that any analysis or definition may be expected to meet. I explain, moreover, why it is not unreasonable to assume that a definition of "aesthetic property" may be able to meet these requirements. In the second section, I present what I take to be a definition of this notion, and, in the third section, I try to show that it does indeed meet the requirements mentioned above. In the next section, I address some worries that are likely to come up. And finally, in the concluding section, I explain what might be an important consequence of my proposal.
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De Clercq, R. (2002). The concept of an aesthetic property. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 62(2), 167-176. doi: 10.1111/1540-6245.00063