TITLE

AESTHETIC SUPERVENIENCE VERSUS AESTHETIC GROUNDING

AUTHOR(S)
BENOVSKY, JIRI
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics;2012, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p166
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The claim that having aesthetic properties supervenes on having non-aesthetic properties has been widely discussed and, in various ways, defended. In this article, I aim to demonstrate that even if it is sometimes true that a supervenience relation holds between aesthetic properties and 'subnet' non-aesthetic ones, it is not the interesting relation in the neighbourhood. As we shall see, a richer, asymmetric, and irreflexive relation is required, and I shall defend the claim that the increasingly popular relation of grounding does a much better job than supervenience.
ACCESSION #
84592847

 

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