The Autonomy of Aesthetic Judgement

  title={The Autonomy of Aesthetic Judgement},
  author={A. Mcgonigal},
  journal={British Journal of Aesthetics},
  • A. Mcgonigal
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • British Journal of Aesthetics
  • In recent work, Robert Hopkins has argued that aesthetic judgements are autonomous. When a subject finds herself diverging in judgement from a group of others who, while independently applying the same method, have come to some opposing conclusion, then for ordinary empirical matters this is often reason enough for her to suspend judgement, or even to adopt their view, but this happens much more rarely in the case of beauty. Moreover, the opposing view does not act as a defeater to her belief… CONTINUE READING
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