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The Semantics of Aesthetic Judgements

James O. Young


Philosophers of language have considered the semantics of aesthetic judgements. Some have adopted contextualist semantics while others have adopted relativism. The essays in this volume consider whether contextualism and relativism provide satisfactory accounts of the semantics of aesthetic judgements. Certain factors, seldom taken into account by philosophers of language, suggest that both standard semantics for aesthetic judgements may need to be revised or even replaced. Many philosophers have assumed that aesthetic judgements behave like judgements that employ predicates of personal taste ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, aesthetic judgements, semantics, contextualism, relativism, subjectivism, realism

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714590
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714590.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James O. Young, editor
University of Victoria

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