Presented by Samantha Vice
Date: Monday, 22 February, 2016 - 15:00
I want to make a very limited claim in this paper, and base it on an oldfashioned view. The limited claim is that certain kinds of deprivation of aesthetic experience count as an injustice. The oldfashioned view this is based on is twofold: that beauty is a fundamentally valuable aesthetic property, and that paradigmatic aesthetic experiences – of which beauty is one – are disinterested and contemplative. I think that this oldfashioned view has radical political implications, however, and allows us to understand the deprivations I am interested in as unjust, and not only aesthetically unfortunate.
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