By Robert Kraut

Artworld Metaphysics turns a serious eye upon elements of the artworld, and articulates many of the difficulties, rules, and norms implicit within the real practices of creative construction, interpretation, review, and commodification. Aesthetic thought is taken care of as descriptive and explanatory, instead of normative: a concept that pertains to artworld realities as a semantic concept pertains to the fragments of traditional language it seeks to explain. Robert Kraut examines emotional expression, right interpretation and objectivity within the context of artworld perform, the relevance of jazz to aesthetic concept, and the ambitions of ontology (artworld and otherwise). He additionally considers the relation among artwork and language, the confusions of postmodern relativism, and the relation among artistic/critical perform and aesthetic idea.

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24 Artworld Metaphysics reflection upon such practice. Similar methodological infractions surely occur elsewhere in the world of theory construction, but philosophical theories of the arts are curiously prone to them. Genuine ‘‘respect [for] the arts’’ requires making sense of what artists, critics, and art consumers actually do; respect for the artistic data might serve as a partial antidote to the skepticism occasionally directed against aesthetic theory. But it might not be obvious whether a given philosophical story manifests the requisite respect: whether it accommodates the data or merely signals their presence.

In that case there is no way to explain our causal sayings as projections generated by something else, for there will be no stripped . . ⁹ Thus the point is not that the Humean irrealist about causal necessity has an easy time of it: the No Exit problem is clearly present, insofar as efforts to theorize about causal discourse are permeated with deployment of that very discourse. The point is rather that the Humean strategy is non-reductive: there is no purported translation of talk about causes into ⁸ Simon Blackburn, Spreading the Word (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984), 210–11.

The customary order of explanation is thus inverted. The inversion is easily misunderstood. It is tempting to construe Hume as offering a reduction or meaning analysis of causal discourse, claiming that attributions of causation are (equivalent to) attributions of constant conjunction: how could they be anything else, if causal claims are selectively sensitive only to the property of constant conjunction? : MIT Press, 1990), 302. ⁷ Ibid. Stepping Out: Playback and Inversion 31 But this is not Hume’s view.

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