This paper distinguishes two sub-fields of aesthetics: the study of a certain kind of experience, which is “aesthetics” proper, and the philosophy of art. The last fifty years have seen a turn away from aesthetics proper, in favor of the second sub-field, the philosophy of art. This paper argues against that trajectory, and in favor of aesthetics proper.
"Towards a Critique of Contemporary Aesthetics,"
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 21
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil_ex/vol21/iss1/4