Aesthetic luck

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I argue that we are subject to 'aesthetic luck' in four senses: constitutive, upbringing, sociogeographic, and circumstantial. I review evidence from our practices, philosophy, and science. I then consider what challenges aesthetic luck raises to the communicability of aesthetic judgments, the formation of one's aesthetic character, and the goal of a life well lived, as well as possible answers to those challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberonx028
Pages (from-to)99-113
Number of pages15
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


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