Aesthetic Realism

Authors: Morais, Ines

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  • Mounts a defence for realism about beauty
  • Provides a description of the issue which is acceptable to both realists and anti-realists about the aesthetic
  • Blends historical analysis of aesthetics and literature theory with an exciting new account of aesthetic reality 
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This compelling book defends realism concerning the aesthetic—in particular, concerning the aesthetic properties of works of art (including works of literature).  Morais lucidly argues that art criticism, when referring to aesthetic properties, is referring not ultimately to the critic’s subjective reactions, but to genuine properties of the works. With a focus on contemporary discussion conducted in the analytic tradition, as well as on arguments by Hume and Kant, this book characterizes the debate in aesthetics and the philosophy of art concerning aesthetic realism, examining attacks on the objectivity of values, the ‘autonomy thesis’, and Hume’s sentimentalism. Considering and defusing scepticism concerning the significance of the ontological debate about aesthetic realism, Morais discusses two powerful attacks on aesthetic realism before defending the doctrine against them and providing a positive realist account of aesthetic properties.


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Inês Morais has a PhD in Literary Theory from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and has lectured at the University of Algarve and the University of Lisbon. She has published one article on literary interpretation and intention (in Portuguese) and several reviews in the philosophy of art in Disputatio and Forma de Vida. This is her first book.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aesthetic Realism
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20127-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20127-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20126-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 146
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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