Feminist Aesthetics

[Revised entry by Carolyn Korsmeyer on January 12, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] "Feminist aesthetics" does not label a variety of aesthetics in the way that, for example, the terms
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[Revised entry by Carolyn Korsmeyer on January 12, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] "Feminist aesthetics" does not label a variety of aesthetics in the way that, for example, the terms "virtue theory" and "naturalized epistemology" qualify types of ethics and theories of knowledge. Rather, to refer to feminist aesthetics is to identify a set of perspectives that pursue certain questions about philosophical theories and assumptions regarding art and aesthetic categories. Feminists in general have concluded that, despite the seemingly neutral and inclusive theoretical language of...

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