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2/2013

L (New Series: VI)
Issued: 25th November 2013
Biannual
Founded: 1964
Re-established as an international journal: 2008
ISSN: 0014 –1291
Language: English, German

A Problem for Fine Individuation and Artist Essentialism

http://aesthetics.ff.cuni.cz/archive/350/a-problem-for-fine-individuation-and-artist-essentialism

 

Fine Individuation says it is impossible for distinct people who are not collaborating on a work of art to produce one and same artwork. This is an intra-world thesis, but is necessarily true, if true at all. Author Essentialism says it is impossible for someone else to produce one and the same work of art produced by some actual artist. This is an alleged necessary truth regarding cross-world relations. Both theses have been vigorously defended. I argue here that both are false, but for reasons that are entirely novel.