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Aesthetics and Economics - Gianfranco Mossetto

Aesthetics and Economics

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Published: 31st May 1993
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Aesthetics and Economics is a pioneering effort at treating aesthetics from the point of view of economic theory, and addresses the contradictions which have arisen from economists' work in this field over the years.
Starting from an historical review of the treatment of aesthetics in economic thought, Aesthetics and Economics goes through the integration of a number of recent advances in economic thinking with the main topics of aesthetics, from creativity to interpretation.
The subject is systematically treated on the grounds of a restatement of the optimization analysis on non-consequentialist bases, starting from the Kantian definition of aesthetic judgement up to its contemporary developments.
A specific information asymmetry characterizing the agents' behaviours arises from the aesthetic qualification of consumption, production and investment processes, thus affecting the usual equilibrium and optimization conditions, resulting in new institutional interventions in the market.
`Certification' of the aesthetic nature of goods and stocks is needed and gives place to original market strategies and optimization problems.

Introduction
The Aesthetic Qualification
Exploring the Economists' Concern with the Arts
Changing the Axioms: Between Theory and Meta-Theory
The Demand Side: Aesthetic Information Asymmetry and the Theory of Rational Consumption
The Supply Side: On Productivity Technology and Distribution
Aesthetic "Certification" and Its Strategies
The Aesthetic Stock and Its Preservation: Why, What, and for Whom?
The Entitlement of Rights: Genuine and Fake
Aesthetic Trade-Off and Information Theory: Some Concluding Remarks
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ISBN: 9780792322962
ISBN-10: 0792322967
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 31st May 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.54