Dominic McIver Lopes, The Myth of (Non-aesthetic) Artistic Value, Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2011) 518-36

Art works realize many values. According to tradition, not all of these values are characteristic of art: art works characteristically bear aesthetic value. Breaking with tradition, some now say that art works bear artistic value, as distinct from aesthetic value. This paper argues that there is no characteristic artistic value distinct from aesthetic value. The argument for this thesis suggests a new way to think about aesthetic value as it is characteristically realized by works of art.

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