Art and Art-Attempts
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- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 08/24/2013
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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DT An informative distinction between art, non-art, and failed-art that any viable theory of art must capture.
DT A far more productive minimal framework for authorship not only capable of systematically addressing issues of collective authorship appropriation, etc. but also one according to which artists just are authors.
DT A coherent and structurally precise account of art forms based upon the relation between artists, artworks, and the sortal properties thereof.
DT A unified and far less metaphysically suspect ontology of art according to which if there are such things as artworks, then artworks must be concrete things.
Ultimately, Mag Uidhir aims neither to propose nor to defend any particular, precise answer to the question "What is art?" Instead, he shows the ways in which taking intention-dependence seriously as a substantive necessary condition for being art can be profoundly revelatory, and perhaps even radically revisionary, as to the scope and limits of what any particular, precise answer to such a question could viably be.