Aesthetic properties, mind-independence, and companions in guilt

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I first show how one might argue for a mind-independent conception of beauty and artistic merit. I then discuss whether this makes aesthetic judgements suitable to undermine skeptical worries about the existence of mind-independent moral value and categorical reasons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompanions in Guilt Arguments in Metaethics
EditorsChristopher Cowie, Richard Rowland
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Electronic)9780429454677
ISBN (Print)9781138318335
Publication statusPublished - 1-Oct-2019


  • aesthetic properties
  • objectivity
  • companions in guilt arguments
  • evolutionary debunking

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