Aesthetic Effortlessness

Draft of Aesthetic Effortlessness

Forthcoming in the Oxford Anthology on Aesthetics and the Body, ed.

Abstract. Although we praise effort, we prize effortlessness.  Effortless bodily movement, effortless speech or writing, even effortless objects affect us in a way that one naturally thinks of as aesthetic.  But just what is effortlessness and what makes effortlessness aesthetically valuable?

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