British Journal of Aesthetics 44 (1):73-83 (2004)

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Victor Haines
Dawson College
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Art history cannot be sealed off in cultural isolation: given our innate forms of life, language, and human nature, cultural diversity is only skin deep. The identification of art by historical recursion could not be restricted to the fixed art history of one hermetically sealed cultural tradition because there is no such thing. Attempts to define artworks recursively thus lead to the absurdity that everything in the present might be art because of unknown art antecedents in earlier human cultures that we in a contemporary culture would not call art. Making the lack of a theory the theoretical point of a practice leads to chaos
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DOI 10.1093/bjaesthetics/44.1.73
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