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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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Portrait of the Artist as an Aesthetic Expert

Portrait of the Artist as an Aesthetic Expert

(p.121) 6 Portrait of the Artist as an Aesthetic Expert
Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Christy Mag Uidhir

Cameron Buckner

Oxford University Press

The Aesthetic Theory of Art—any theory of art claiming that the aesthetic is a descriptively necessary feature of art—has been largely repudiated, in light of what are now considered traditional counter-examples. Mag Uidhir and Buckner argue that the Aesthetic Theory of Art can be more plausibly recast by abandoning aesthetic-feature possession by the artwork for a claim about aesthetic-concept possession by the artist. Aesthetic Theory so re-framed suggests that the aesthetic might have a central and substantial explanatory role to play within both traditional philosophical enquiries and recent, more empirical enquiries into the psychological and cognitive aspects of art and its practice. Finally, they discuss the directions this new work might take—by tying art theory to investigations of the distinctive sensorimotor capacities of expert artists, their specialized aesthetic conceptual schemata, and the ways these distinctive capacities and schemata contribute to the production of artworks.

Keywords:   aesthetic theory of art, expertise, aesthetic experience, aesthetic properties, art production, sensory capabilities

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