If any one theme emerges from this [discussion] it is the resurgence of interest in and defense of humanistic concerns with art. Such a development is to be welcomed, and perhaps analytic aesthetics, given the way it has developed, is best placed to defend the distinctive and significant values of art. For such a defense is surely needed in the face of the critical sophistry and nihilism that threatens the humanities. British Journal of Aesthetics"
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Stephen Davies is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland.