Intro to Aesthetics | Philosophy Tube
What’s the definition of ‘art’? A pretty fundamental question in aesthetics – the philosophy of art. I explain the basic theories, citing Wittgenstein and George Dickie, among others, touching on art history and modern art today.






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Recommended Reading:
Dickie, The Art Circle, 1984.
Noël Carroll, “Art, Practice and Narrative,” in The Monist, 1988.
Jerrold Levinson, “Defining Art Historically,” in British Journal of Aesthetics, 1979
Gregory Currie, “Aliens, Too,” in Analysis, 1993
Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations
Morris Weitz, “The Role of Theory in Aesthetics,” in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1956
Christy Mag Uidhir & P.D. Magnus, “Art Concept Pluralism,” in Metaphilosophy, 2011
William Kennick, “Does Traditional Aesthetics Rest on a Mistake?” in Mind, 1958.

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