Invitation and Aesthetic Communication
Date, Time, and Venue
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- Speaker: Nick Riggle
- Commentator: Irene Martínez Marín
The familiar peculiarities of aesthetic communication—especially acquaintance, testimony, and disagreement—strongly suggest that some form of expressivism is true. I argue that a new hybrid theory of aesthetic communication is superior to expressivism. On this view the illocutionary force of aesthetic claims is a hybrid of a report and an invitation to appreciate. I present the view and show how it handles acquaintance, testimony, and disagreement, while noting contrasts with some more promising forms of expressivism.