Cultural appropriation and aesthetic normativity

@article{Pearson2020CulturalAA,
  title={Cultural appropriation and aesthetic normativity},
  author={Phyllis Jean Pearson},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
  year={2020},
  volume={178},
  pages={1285-1299}
}
  • P. Pearson
  • Published 25 May 2020
  • Sociology
  • Philosophical Studies
Is it ever aesthetically permissible to engage in acts of cultural appropriation? This paper shows how recent work on aesthetic normativity can help answer this question. Drawing on the work of Lopes ( 2018 ) and McGonigal ( 2018a , 2018b ), I argue that in many cases those who engage in cultural appropriation act against their aesthetic reasons. Lopes and McGonigal advocate for externalist accounts of aesthetic reasons according to which whether or not an agent has an aesthetic reason to act… Expand
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