• Arnold Berleant deposited The Persistence of Dogma in Aesthetics on Humanities Commons 2 years, 1 month ago

    Dogma persists in aesthetic discourse in the assumptions that art consists primarily of objects, that these objects possess a special status, and that they must be regarded in a unique way. I claim that they are assumptive and misleading, while Carson opposes this by supporting the dogmas. I argue that Carlson begs the question (the relevance of the dogmas) by assuming them in his criticism of my challenge.