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What is the purpose of art? What drives us to make it? Why do we value it? Nick Zangwill argues that the function of art is to have certain aesthetic properties in virtue of its non-aesthetic properties, and this function arises because of the artist's insight into the nature of these dependence relations and her intention to bring them about.
Keywords Art Philosophy
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Call number N70.Z35 2007
ISBN(s) 9780199261871   0199261873   9780199645305
DOI 10.1111/j.1540-6245.2008.00321_9.x
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Aesthetic Functionalism

This chapter puts forward a view of the metaphysics of art that delivers conditions for the identity or survival of a work of art across time. This metaphysics is a consequence of the Aesthetic Creation Theory put forward in Chapter 2 called ‘Aesthetic Functionalism’. It proposes an accoun... see more

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