Aesthetic values are distal versions of practical values

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (forthcoming)
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This is a 1000 word summary of my theory of aesthetic value. I claim that value should be understood as an activity rather than a property, that aesthetic values are objectified final values, that they are distal versions of practical values, and that each one involves balancing a tension. This is for an upcoming symposium at the JAAC in which 11 philosophers outline their positions on aesthetic value.

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Tom Cochrane
Flinders University

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