[MaFLa] invitation to a talk on `Defining Artistic Value` by Robert Stecker - Tuesday, 20 September, 5.30 PM, Nádor 15, Room 103

Krisztina Biber Biberk at ceu.edu
Thu Sep 15 09:26:22 CEST 2016


The CEU Department of Philosophy cordially invites you to a talk
(as part of its Departmental Colloquium series)
by
Robert Stecker (Central Michigan University)
on
Defining Artistic Value

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 5.30 PM, Nádor 15, Room 103


ABSTRACT

Does artistic value exist? If so, in what is it? Can it be defined? In this paper I examine several answers to the latter questions. One answer that it is whatever we discover when we evaluate an artwork as art. Another is the composite view: artistic value is a composite of aesthetic value, a type of cognitive value, ethical value, interpretation-centered value, art historical value, etc. This view claims that artistic value is constituted by several independently defined values including those just mentioned. Finally there is the buck passing theory: V is an artistic value of an art work = V is a value of the work as a K, where K is one of the arts. (Lopes Beyond Art, 102).

This paper will critically examine each of these views.

Krisztina Biber
Department of Philosophy
Coordinator
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