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Aesthetic Creation

Nick Zangwill


The first chapter addresses the criteria of adequacy of a theory of art. Chapters 2-5 are constructive — they advance a positive view of the nature of art, explore its consequences, and defend it against objections. The last two chapters are destructive — they argue against other views of the nature of art, and they do so by contrast with the kind of view put forward earlier, and in the light of the groundrules laid down in the first chapter.

Keywords: criteria of adequacy, theory of art, nature of art, intuition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199261871
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.001.0001


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Nick Zangwill, author
Durham University
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