Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception

2016.08.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Bence Nanay, Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception, Oxford University Press, 2016, 214pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.08.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Bence Nanay, Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception, Oxford University Press, 2016, 214pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199658442. Reviewed by Dustin Stokes, University of Utah The title of Bence Nanay's monograph is provocative, and partly, but not only, because it is nicely ambiguous. With regard to 'aesthetics', Nanay resists any sharp delineation of relevant topics, while insisting on a distinction between aesthetics and philosophy of art. So, aesthetics has its roots in studies of beauty but also, and importantly for Nanay's choice of emphases, concerns apparently special ways that we mentally take up objects and events (and not just artworks): experience, attitude, judgment, evaluation, attribution. With regard to 'philosophy of perception', he is again liberal, understanding 'perception' to denote more than just pure sensory experience (supposing that there is such a thing). Accordingly, questions in. . .

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