In this paper we will make an attempt to define the concept of art. We will do this through a series of philosophical theories. The theories mentioned are Anti-Essentialism, Aesthetic Func-tionalism, The Institutional Theory of Art and Neo-Representation. The paper includes a thor-ough review of these theories, and subsequently it will present two cases, Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece and Banksy’s Girl with a Balloon, on which we will try to applicate the aforementioned theories. From this the paper will examine the liability of the theories and analyse the cases to either be included or excluded under the concept of art. In the discussing section of the paper there will be given arguments for and against the different theories, and the parts of the theories that are plausible will be emphasized. Whether there will eventually come a final and satisfactory definition remains to be seen. We can only at this moment conclude that to date no adequate and satisfactory theory that can define the concept of art is produced.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 dec. 2013|
- analytisk filosofi