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Philosophy of the Arts

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Philosophy of Perception and Aesthetics

1. Philosophy of Perception as a branch in aesthetics regards the awareness of aesthetic qualities, properties or values. In short, it concerns the awareness of subjective properties of things and events. Here the philosophy of perception is a phenomenology of some kind.

2. Philosophy of Perception as a branch in epistemology regards the veridical—or illusory—nature of the perception of representations in contrast with the perception of their real-life subject matters. In short, it regards objective properties of represented things and events.

3. Philosophy of art is something other altogether. It is anarchistic and concerns the issue of aesthetic normativity: the sharing of the awareness of subjective properties (which is not epistemological).