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Art, value and function

Schroeder, S. (2013) Art, value and function. The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, 23 (46). pp. 47-62. ISSN 2000-9607

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Is the concept of a work of art an evaluative concept: does its application imply a positive evaluation? I shall discuss this question by considering two opposing attempts at defining art, namely the Institutional Theory and the view that art is a functional concept. I shall argue that the concept of art does not imply an unconditionally positive evaluation, but that art is a prestige concept. Moreover, it will be shown that functional definitions of art are flawed.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > Philosophy
ID Code:39610
Uncontrolled Keywords:The concept of art, institutional theory of art, functional definition of art
Publisher:The Nordic Society of Aesthetics

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