Artistic judgement : a framework for philosophical by Graham McFee PDF

By Graham McFee

"Artistic Judgement" sketches a framework for an account of artwork compatible to philosophical aesthetics. It stresses changes among works of art and different issues; and locates the knowledge of works of art either in a story of the heritage of artwork and within the institutional practices of the artwork global. therefore its strong point lies in its robust account of the adaptation among, at the one hand, the judgement and Read more...


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Surely we cannot have remained ignorant of what games are until Suits (or whomsoever) told us? Certainly, the philosophical investigation of games and gamesplaying cannot require making explicit what, in fact (prior to Suits, say), no-one knew. So the project of philosophy cannot involve the articulation of hidden definitions, discoverable only through (logical) analysis of some kind—at least, it cannot do so if that definition of (say) art is supposed to connect to our actual practice of discussing and appreciating art, for (ex hypothesi) we do not know, and have not done, that analysis.

12. 13. Rectified for the artistic/aesthetic contrast: see also McFee (1997: 31–46). Examples from Wollheim (1993a: 173). This is the ‘Moore than a meteorite’ discussion in Ground (1989: 26). See Chapter 2: and Travis (1997, 2008: 94–108; 109–129). Also SRV: 48–52. ) 14. This only seems counter-intuitive if one lacks a robust sense of “forward retroactivism”: see Chapter 5. 15. As Lewis Carroll ([1894] 1973) argues, purely formal constraints must be seen as compelling; and even recognizing contradictions is not, typically, a matter of simply finding certain syntactic structures.

Yet, if each individual element in the cluster absolutely requires a (traditional) necessaryand-sufficient-conditions definition for its integrity (in line with the demands of definiteness), it will be odd if the whole ‘cluster’ does not. Or, if the ‘cluster’ does not require such a definition, it seems odd to insist that the elements do. In this way, 26 1 The Artistic and the Aesthetic: A Distinction Considered the internal stability of this conception is undermined. For what unites the cluster?

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