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Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind$
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Greg Currie, Matthew Kieran, Aaron Meskin, and Jon Robson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199669639

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669639.001.0001

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Philosophy of Perception as a Guide to Aesthetics

Philosophy of Perception as a Guide to Aesthetics

(p.101) 5 Philosophy of Perception as a Guide to Aesthetics
Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Bence Nanay

Oxford University Press

This chapter urges us to consider the philosophy of perception to be a guide to aesthetics. More precisely, its claim is that many, maybe even most traditional problems in aesthetics are in fact about the philosophy of perception and can, as a result, be fruitfully addressed with the help of the conceptual apparatus of the philosophy of perception. This claim may sound provocative, but after qualifying what he means by aesthetics (to be contrasted with philosophy of art) and by philosophy of perception, Nanay argues it may in fact be easier to accept.

Keywords:   aesthetic perception, philosophy of perception, degenerative research programme, progressive research programme, aesthetic experience

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