Against Zangwill’s Extreme Formalism About Inorganic Nature

@article{Xu2015AgainstZE,
  title={Against Zangwill’s Extreme Formalism About Inorganic Nature},
  author={Min Xu and Guifang Deng},
  journal={Philosophia},
  year={2015},
  volume={43},
  pages={249-257}
}
Extreme formalism is a radical and important position in the aesthetics of inorganic nature. Zangwill offers a new formulation of what formal aesthetic properties are, according to which a formal aesthetic property of a thing is an aesthetic property that is determined merely by its appearance properties. An appearance property of a thing is the way it seems if perceived under certain conditions. With the notion of formal aesthetic properties formulated as such, extreme formalism, the claim… Expand

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