Hopkins, Robert (2006) Critical Reasoning and Critical Perception. In: Lopes, Dominic McIver and Kieran, Matthew, (eds.) Knowing Art : Essays in Aesthetics and Epistemology. Philosophical Studies Series (107). Springer , Dordrecht , pp. 137-153. ISBN 978-1-4020-5264-4
The outcome of criticism is a perception. Does this mean that criticism cannot count as a rational process? For it to do so, it seems it would have to be possible for there to be an argument for a perception. Yet perceptions do not seem to be the right sort of item to serve as the conclusions of arguments. Is this appearance borne out? I examine why perceptions might not be able to play that role, and explore what would have to be true of critical discourse for those obstacles to be circumvented.
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