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Approach to AestheticsCollected Papers on Philosophical Aesthetics$
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Frank Sibley, John Benson, Betty Redfern, and Jeremy Roxbee Cox

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198238997

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198238991.001.0001

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Some Notes on Ugliness

Some Notes on Ugliness

(p.190) 14 Some Notes on Ugliness
Approach to Aesthetics

Frank Sibley

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Discusses the notion of ugliness, a notion that Sibley believes to be of considerable interest to aestheticians, even if seldom discussed. Sibley attempts to clarify the concept and argues, with the general argument of Ch. 12 and the background view that ‘beautiful’ is not always attributive, established in Ch. 13, that ‘ugly’ is indeed attributive and not merely a tacit comparison.

Keywords:   aesthetics, attributive, beautiful, Frank Sibley, ugliness

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