In the art world there has long been a debate between two methods for approaching a work—an empiricist approach vs. a contextualist approach. There is
Category: General Aesthetics
Why Do We Argue About Wine?
Why do we argue about anything? The obvious answer is we want to influence someone to change their mind. That’s a good explanation in some
Are Wine Brands Aesthetic Objects?
It is obvious from research done on consumer preferences that many consumers are attracted to the design features of the objects they buy independently of
What Makes Ringo Starr a Great Drummer?
This is a bit off the wine and food beat but it’s about taste so perhaps it’s not too much of a stretch at all.
How Does Music Express Emotion and Does That Help Explain How Wine Expresses Emotion?
As you know if you’ve been reading this blog I’ve long been interested in the expressive potential of music and wine, especially regarding the expression
Please, Please Disagree About Wine or Anything Beautiful
One of the most pervasive ideas in modern aesthetics, including wine aesthetics, is the idea that when I claim an object is beautiful (stunning, elegant,