Aesthetic risk

Duncan Pritchard

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Artists often emphasise the importance of risk to their work. But this raises a puzzle, as on a standard probabilistic account of risk we are obliged to treat some of these cases as not involving genuine risk at all. It is argued that the way to resolve this puzzle is to recognise a crucial shortcoming in the probabilistic account of risk. With this shortcoming rectified, and hence with a revised modal account of risk in place, we are able to treat the relevant cases of putative aesthetic risk as entirely genuine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-24
Issue number48
Early online date7 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

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