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Title: Incommensurable Aims in the Philosophy of Art
Author(s): MONSERÉ, Annelies
Journal: Logique et Analyse
Volume: 236    Date: 2016   
Pages: 389-414
DOI: 10.2143/LEA.236.0.3186063

Abstract :
This article argues that philosophers of art wrongly aim for their definitions of art to be both descriptively and normatively adequate, for the method that is used to achieve both aims, namely the method of reflective equilibrium, is not applicable to the project of defining art. Therefore, in order to facilitate genuine debate regarding definitions of art, philosophers must abandon the method of reflective equilibrium and determine which approach, be it descriptive or normative, deems more appropriate.

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