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dc.creatorNeilson, Jennifer A.
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-10T15:18:44Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-10T15:18:56Z
dc.date.available2011-06-10T15:18:44Z
dc.date.available2011-06-10T15:18:56Z
dc.date.created2011-05
dc.date.issued2011-06-10
dc.date.submittedMay 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3085
dc.descriptiontext
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.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectAesthetics
dc.subjectPhilosophy of art
dc.subjectAesthetic value
dc.subjectArtistic value
dc.subjectMoral value
dc.subjectArtistic expression
dc.subjectLaw
dc.subjectObscenity
dc.subjectTestimony
dc.subjectLegal value
dc.subjectLaw and art
dc.titleArtistic expression, aesthetic value and the law
dc.date.updated2011-06-10T15:18:56Z
dc.description.departmentPhilosophy
dc.type.genrethesis*
thesis.degree.departmentPhilosophy
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy


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