Elephants, Microscopes and Free Beauty: Reply to Davies

Maes, Hans R.V. (2008) Elephants, Microscopes and Free Beauty: Reply to Davies. Philosophical Quarterly, 59 (235). pp. 332-336. ISSN 0031-8094. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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According to Stephen Davies, there is no such thing as free beauty. Using actual and imaginary examples, he tries to show that our aesthetic evaluations of objects inevitably pay heed to the kinds to which they belong or in which we judge them to belong. His examples are not as compelling as he thinks, however. Furthermore, nature looked at through a microscope (or a telescope) provides us with a particular class of counter-examples which have not been dealt with by Davies and which put considerable pressure on his account.

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Subjects: N Fine Arts
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Kevin Goddard
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2008 13:08
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