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Beyond the Call of Beauty: Everyday Aesthetic Demands Under Patriarchy

Ware, L, Archer, A (2018) Beyond the Call of Beauty: Everyday Aesthetic Demands Under Patriarchy. Monist, 101 (1). pp. 114-127. ISSN 0026-9662. (doi:10.1093/monist/onx029) (KAR id:62978)


This paper defends two claims. First, we will argue for the existence of aesthetic demands in the realm of everyday aesthetics, and that these demands are not reducible to moral demands. Second, we will argue that we must recognise the limits of these demands in order to combat a widespread form of gendered oppression. The concept of aesthetic supererogation offers a new structural framework to understand both the pernicious nature of this oppression and what may be done to mitigate it.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/monist/onx029
Uncontrolled keywords: beauty, supererogation, feminism, aesthetic demands, philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Lauren Ware
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 13:48 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2024 04:56 UTC
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