Errors in ‘The History of an Error’

British Journal of Aesthetics 56 (2):179-185 (2016)
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In a recent article in this journal, Alex Neill and Aaron Ridley argue that relational theories of art are rooted in a misunderstanding of what it would take to falsify the family resemblance theories they are meant to supplant, and are incapable of meeting all the requirements a successful theory of art must meet. Hence, they are doomed to failure. We show that the arguments Neill and Ridley offer are rooted in misunderstandings about relational theories and the requirements for a successful theory of art. If relational theories must fail, it will not be for the reasons identified by Neill and Ridley.

Author Profiles

Aaron Meskin
University of Georgia
Simon Fokt
HTW Berlin


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