Title

Sibley on beautiful and ugly

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Philosophical Papers

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Volume

43

Issue

3

First Page

377

Last Page

404

Abstract

Frank Sibley's ideas have been particularly influential among contemporary philosophers interested in aesthetics. Most studies, however, have focused only on his earlier works. In this essay, I explore Sibley's account of the adjectives beautiful and ugly, paying particular attention to three papers that have only recently been published and that have not yet received adequate attention. In particular, I discuss his account of the adjective beautiful, which relies on the controversial notion of an aesthetic ideal. In addition, I discuss an account of how aesthetic judgements may change in relation to our coming to know the kind of object being judged and whether, as Sibley maintains, beautiful and ugly are asymmetric in the sense specified by the author.

DOI

10.1080/05568641.2014.976441

Print ISSN

05568641

E-ISSN

19968523

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Sauchelli, A. (2014). Sibley on beautiful and ugly. Philosophical Papers, 43(3), 377-404. doi: 10.1080/05568641.2014.976441