On Thursday, November 21st, we’ll discuss: Frank Sibley, “Aesthetic concepts” and; Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) and 5 Pointz. N.B. ALL. consideration of the difference between aesthetic and non-aesthetic concepts. The classic exposition of this distinction is Frank Sibley’s ‘Aesthetic Con- cepts’.1 . Most of Sibley’s work in aesthetics is collected in Approach to His paper ” Aesthetic Concepts” is often referred as one of the.

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Don’t have an account? Here, Frank Sibley illuminates what it is for a term or an expression to be an cobcepts term or expression, i.

Aesthetic Concepts – Oxford Scholarship

He emphasises the natural basis of responses of various kinds without which aesthetic terms could not be learned, such as similarities of various sorts, notable colours, shapes, scents, size, and intricacy.


Such natural responses enable us not only to learn aesthetic terms often by a metaphorical shift, but are also used subsequently to evaluate and illuminate works of art. It is in this sense that critics reinforce the relation between aesthetic terms and their natural bases.

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Collected Papers on Philosophical Aesthetics. Print Save Cite Email Share. Aesthetic Concepts Aesthetic Concepts Chapter: Approach to Aesthetics Author s: If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.