Abstract

The Acquaintance Principle is the principle according to which judgements concerning the aesthetic value of a work of art made by a critic must be based on the critic’s experience(s) of acquaintance with the work itself. Some recent philosophers and artists claimed that some works of conceptual art show the principle to be false. I argue that, if properly understood, the Acquaintance Principle is a truism and that works of conceptual art do not pose any particular problem to it. I also suggest some implications of the principle for aesthetic education.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-7809
Print ISSN
0021-8510
Pages
pp. 1-15
Launched on MUSE
2016-04-23
Open Access
No
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