• The Default Theory of Aesthetic Value
    British Journal of Aesthetics. forthcoming.
    What makes aesthetic value aesthetic? What makes aesthetic value value? Suppose we call the first question the aesthetic question and the second the normative question. Strict perceptual formalism—the view according to which the aesthetic value of an object is value it has strictly in virtue of its visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, or olfactory properties is an answer to the aesthetic question. Hedonism—the view according to which the aesthetic value of an object is value it has in virtue of…Read more