Chapter

Some Notes on Ugliness

Frank Sibley

in Approach to Aesthetics

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780198238997
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598418 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198238991.003.0014
 Some Notes on Ugliness

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Discusses the notion of ugliness, a notion that Sibley believes to be of considerable interest to aestheticians, even if seldom discussed. Sibley attempts to clarify the concept and argues, with the general argument of Ch. 12 and the background view that ‘beautiful’ is not always attributive, established in Ch. 13, that ‘ugly’ is indeed attributive and not merely a tacit comparison.

Keywords: aesthetics; attributive; beautiful; Frank Sibley; ugliness

Chapter.  8501 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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