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Philosophy of Art

Art plays a large role in the lives of most people. But what is art? Why do we appreciate it? Is it because we enjoy it, because we learn from it, or due to its beauty? Are there objective standards for what constitutes good art? And how is art created?

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2013-10-09 14:06
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Document David Hume, 'On the Standard of Taste'

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