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aesthetics1.wps - Rachel Packard Phil 361 2/17/08 The...

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-1Rachel Packard Phil 361 2/17/08 The notion of anti-realism in aesthetics is rationally adequate on one standpoint, yet there is also some illogicality and places where the concept fails. The loopholes where the notion falls short can be filled in through examining the antithetical concept of aesthetic realism. Aesthetic anti-realism can be broken up into two separate parts, being strong anti-realism and weak anti-realism. Strong anti-realism suggests that a given object’s aesthetic properties exist dependently on all minds, whereas weak anti-realism suggests that a given object’s aesthetic properties are dependent on some particular mind. So essentially, at least one mind and or perception is needed for the aesthetic properties of an object to still exist. We have the ability to perceive entities in the world around us, allowing us to acknowledge their existence and make subsequent aesthetic judgments. One could argue that since aesthetic judgments are based upon subjective perceptual encounters, that x can
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