Beyond the Call of Beauty: Everyday Aesthetic Demands under Patriarchy

Alfred Archer, Lauren Ware

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    This paper defends two claims. First, we will argue for the existence of aesthetic
    demands in the realm of everyday aesthetics, and that these demands are not reducible to moral demands. Second, we will argue that we must recognise the limits of these demands in order to combat a widespread form of gendered oppression. The concept of aesthetic supererogation offers a new structural framework to understand both the pernicious nature of this oppression and what may be done to mitigate it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)114-127
    Number of pages14
    JournalThe Monist
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018


    • feminism
    • Aesthetics
    • aesthetic obligation
    • Supererogation


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