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dc.contributor.advisorHiggins, Kathleen Marieen
dc.creatorNeilson, Jennifer A.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-10T15:18:44Zen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-10T15:18:56Zen
dc.date.available2011-06-10T15:18:44Zen
dc.date.available2011-06-10T15:18:56Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3085en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this project is to develop a legally relevant theory of artistic value, based on which a judge can reliably determine whether a work has sufficient such value to be granted constitutional protection, even though it would otherwise count as obscene. Within this framework I argue that a moral flaw can count as an aesthetic virtue in a narrative work, at least when the audience learns something from the immoral content of the work. Since expert testimony is sometimes required in legal cases about artistic value, I also develop a legally applicable theory of aesthetic testimony, such that expert testimony can be used to determine the valence of aesthetic properties, which is essential in determining a work‘s overall artistic value. My theory of which properties of works are relevant to their aesthetic evaluation depends both on which categories the work is appreciated in, and on the conventions of those categories. I address these issues within Canadian and American legal contexts.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectAestheticsen
dc.subjectPhilosophy of arten
dc.subjectAesthetic valueen
dc.subjectArtistic valueen
dc.subjectMoral valueen
dc.subjectArtistic expressionen
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectObscenityen
dc.subjectTestimonyen
dc.subjectLegal valueen
dc.subjectLaw and arten
dc.titleArtistic expression, aesthetic value and the lawen
dc.date.updated2011-06-10T15:18:56Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMalmgren, Anna-Saraen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMartinich, Aloysius P.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWalton, Kendallen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWoodruff, Paulen
dc.description.departmentPhilosophyen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPhilosophyen
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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