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Works and Worlds of Art. Oxford: Clarendon, 1980. ” AESTHETIC PROPERTIES AND AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE A central issue for analytic aestheticians has been the nature of, indeed the very reality of, aesthetic properties and aesthetic experiences. The topics are related—aesthetic experiences are sometimes thought to be experiences directed to the aesthetic qualities of objects—but can also be treated separately. Focus has been given to the “reality” or otherwise of aesthetic properties, the extent to which they genuinely adhere in objects rather than being merely projected onto them.

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995. A judicious wide-ranging selection of material from 20th-century analytical writing back to the ancient Greeks and also including Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Tolstoy, Freud, Collingwood, and Adorno, among others. ‣Schaper, Eva, ed. Pleasure, Preference, and Value: Studies in Philosophical Aesthetics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1983. A collection of commissioned papers by leading analytical philosophers, including John McDowell, Philip Pettit, R. A. Sharpe, Anthony Savile, Ted Cohen, and Malcolm Budd.

Musical Meaning and Expression. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994. A thorough examination of arguments for and against the view that music is a kind of language. ‣Dodd, Julian. Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. A lively but controversial defense of the Platonist idea that musical works are abstract, eternal types, the tokens of which gain their identity entirely through certain sorts of audible properties. ‣Kivy, Peter. The Fine Art of Repetition: Essays in the Philosophy of Music.

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