What is an aesthetic concept?


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Aesthetic concepts and conceptions are structured mental representations partly composed of phenomenal concepts. I defend this claim by appealing to contemporary accounts of concepts and to the current literature on phenomenal concepts. In addition, I discuss the relationship between aesthetic concepts and aesthetic understanding — an epistemic state at the centre of much work in contemporary epistemology.
Original languageEnglish
Article number35
Number of pages17
JournalAsian Journal of Philosophy
Issue number1
Early online date11 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

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  • Concepts
  • Phenomenal concepts
  • Aesthetic concepts
  • Aesthetic understanding


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