Todd, Cain Samuel (2004) Quasi-realism, acquaintance, and the normative claims of aesthetic judgement. The British Journal of Aesthetics, 44 (3). pp. 277-296.Full text not available from this repository.
My primary aim in this paper is to outline a quasi-realist theory of aesthetic judgement. Robert Hopkins has recently argued against the plausibility of this project because he claims that quasi-realism cannot explain a central component of any expressivist understanding of aesthetic judgements, namely their supposed ‘autonomy’. I argue against Hopkins’s claims by contending that Roger Scruton’s aesthetic attitude theory, centred on his account of the imagination, provides us with the means to develop a plausible quasi-realist account of aesthetic judgement. Finally, I respond to two recent attempts to discredit the validity of the notion of aesthetic autonomy. I claim that both fail adequately to address the underlying non-realist motivations and justifications for maintaining the principle.
|Journal or Publication Title:||The British Journal of Aesthetics|
|Additional Information:||RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Philosophy|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited On:||04 Mar 2008 14:32|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 18:03|
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