On Liking Aesthetic Value

  title={On Liking Aesthetic Value},
  author={Keren Gorodeisky},
  journal={Philosophy and Phenomenological Research},
  • Keren Gorodeisky
  • Published 17 September 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
: According to tradition, aesthetic value is non-contingently connected to a certain feeling of liking or pleasure. Is that true? Two answers are on offer in the field of aesthetics today: 1. The Hedonist answers: Yes, aesthetic value is non-contingently connected to pleasure insofar as this value is constituted and explained by the power of its possessors to please (under standard conditions). 2. The Non-Affectivist answers: No. At best, pleasure is contingently related to aesthetic value. The… 
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