6 Answered Questions for the topic aesthetics

04/20/19

Does Danto's 'The Disenfranchisement of Art' (1984) imply that if anything can be an art then nothing is?

An ex friend claimed that if anything can be an art then nothing is, and cited the following passage as a proof:> When art internalizes its own history, when it becomes self-conscious> of its... more

04/19/19

Is there any "uniformity" in the arts?

By uniformity, I mean things like postulates, or presumptions. Can we talk about such a thing in the arts? For example, in poetry or literature (as of literary arts) or in visual arts?Thank you!

04/11/19

What are some good books that introduce aesthetics?

I'm an aspiring composer and painter, and I think it's really interesting how artists and philosophers have worked towards understanding art. My first question is whether or not aesthetics is... more

04/03/19

Philosphy of art vs psychology of art?

What are the differences between these? I am currently doing a paper on philosophy of the arts and all theories I am reading seem to me to be more psychological than philosophical, they even use... more

03/27/19

Philosophical Positions on the Purpose and Qualities of Art?

What are some philosophical stances on art and its purpose? I know this is a broad question, but any sources or thoughts would be great.I am particularly interested in music.

03/27/19

Does all art have a sentiment?

It occurred to me that when e.g. reading poetry, I attach a lot of significance to a kind of sentiment. It seems independent of how genteel the work is.I am interested in finding a way of thinking... more

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