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Approach to Aesthetics: Collected Papers on Philosophical Aesthetics

Frank Sibley, John Benson, Betty Redfern, and Jeremy Roxbee Cox


Includes some of the most significant of Sibley’s published papers as well as five new essays previously unpublished. The point of the book is not a systematic introduction to aesthetics, but rather a theoretical discussion of some core topics. The first three papers study the difference and the relation between aesthetic and non-aesthetic properties. Papers 4–6 show how aesthetic properties depend on non-aesthetic ones. In papers 7–9 is discussed the difficulty in finding criteria of aesthetic merit. The distinction between attributive and predicative use of adjectives and its application to ... More

Keywords: adjectives, aesthetic properties, aesthetics, art, art concepts, attribution, beauty, Frank Sibley, music, musical experience, objectivity, originality, predication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198238997
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198238991.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Sibley, author
Lancaster University

John Benson, editor

Betty Redfern, editor