Practices of Art

In J. C. Nyíri & Barry Smith (eds.), Practical Knowledge: Outlines of a Theory of Traditions and Skills. London: Croom Helm. pp. 172-209 (1988)

Barry Smith
State University of New York, Buffalo
Starting out from the ontology of human work set out by Marx in Das Kapital, the paper seeks to analyse the relations between the artist and his actions and aims, the work of art he produces, and the audience for this work. The paper concludes with a discussion of the problem of creativity in the arts, drawing on ideas of Roman Ingarden and other phenomenologists.
Keywords Marx  Marxist ontology of work  Roman Ingarden  ontology of art
Categories (categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Truth-Makers.Kevin Mulligan, Peter Simons & Barry Smith - 1984 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 44 (3):287-321.
Logic, Form and Matter.Barry Smith & David Murray - 1981 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 55 (1):47 - 74.

View all 13 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Towards a Science of Emerging Media.Barry Smith - 2015 - In J. E. Katz & J. Floyd (eds.), Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation and Application. Oxford University Press. pp. 29-48.
A Critical Realist Perspective on Aesthetic Value.Ian Verstegen - 2006 - Journal of Critical Realism 5 (2):323-343.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Roman Ingarden.Amie Thomasson - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
The Literary Work of Art.Roman Ingarden - 1973 - Evanston: Northwestern University Press.
An Evaluation of Ingardenian Values.Victor Kocay - 2010 - Polish Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):105-121.
The Ontology of Art.Guy Rohrbaugh - 2013 - In Berys Gaut & Dominic Lopes (eds.), Routledge Companion to Aesthetics, 3rd edition. Routledge. pp. 235-45.


Added to PP index

Total views
73 ( #124,261 of 2,311,321 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
22 ( #34,052 of 2,311,321 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes

Sign in to use this feature