WHAT IS ART?
WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL?
EVERYTHING IS
ART.	

	

ANYTHING IS
ART.
THIS IS NO BETTER THAN...
THIS, RIGHT?
I.E.– NOTHING IS UNIVERSALLY
BEAUTIFUL.THUS, ART IS
BEAUTIFUL IF I SAY IT IS.	

	

RIGHT???
ART—JOKES	

	

HOW TO CLASSIFY JOKES?	

	

ANYTHING IS A JOKE IF
SOMEONE SAYS SO.
BUT…THEY BOTH SERVE A
FUNCTION:	

•  TO UPLIFT	

•  TO DEMEAN	

•  (TO BE FORGOTTEN)
LIKESàTASTEàWORLDVIEW
WHAT SHOULD YOU LIKE?
SO IS THERE 	

“GOOD” TASTE	

& 	

“BAD” TASTE?
JOKE #1
JOKE #2
•  BASED ON CONSENSUS &
EXPERIENCE
•  CAN BE INFLUENCED/
CHANGED THROUGH REASON
•  CULTURALLY CONTEXTUAL (BUT
WHAT ABOUT G...
CAN THERE BE “GOOD” ART &
“BAD” ART (OR JOKES)?
OBJECTIVISM (FORMALISM) 	

V.	

SUBJECTIVISM (EXPRESSIONISM)
STANCEàWORLDVIEW
CAN THERE BE “GOOD” ART &
“BAD” ART (OR JOKES)?
IF BEAUTY IS DEPENDENT ON EXPRESSION,
ARE THERE ANY UNIVERSAL QUALITIES OR
BEHAVIORS THAT ARE BEAUTIFUL? IF WE ARE
LIMITIN...
Art, Beauty & Taste
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Art, Beauty & Taste

  1. 1. WHAT IS ART? WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL?
  2. 2. EVERYTHING IS ART. ANYTHING IS ART.
  3. 3. THIS IS NO BETTER THAN...
  4. 4. THIS, RIGHT?
  5. 5. I.E.– NOTHING IS UNIVERSALLY BEAUTIFUL.THUS, ART IS BEAUTIFUL IF I SAY IT IS. RIGHT???
  6. 6. ART—JOKES HOW TO CLASSIFY JOKES? ANYTHING IS A JOKE IF SOMEONE SAYS SO.
  7. 7. BUT…THEY BOTH SERVE A FUNCTION: •  TO UPLIFT •  TO DEMEAN •  (TO BE FORGOTTEN)
  8. 8. LIKESàTASTEàWORLDVIEW
  9. 9. WHAT SHOULD YOU LIKE?
  10. 10. SO IS THERE “GOOD” TASTE & “BAD” TASTE?
  11. 11. JOKE #1
  12. 12. JOKE #2
  13. 13. •  BASED ON CONSENSUS & EXPERIENCE •  CAN BE INFLUENCED/ CHANGED THROUGH REASON •  CULTURALLY CONTEXTUAL (BUT WHAT ABOUT GLOBALIZATION?) •  YET…FREE TO REJECT CRITICAL ARGUMENT (NOT SCIENTIFIC CLAIM)
  14. 14. CAN THERE BE “GOOD” ART & “BAD” ART (OR JOKES)?
  15. 15. OBJECTIVISM (FORMALISM) V. SUBJECTIVISM (EXPRESSIONISM)
  16. 16. STANCEàWORLDVIEW
  17. 17. CAN THERE BE “GOOD” ART & “BAD” ART (OR JOKES)?
  18. 18. IF BEAUTY IS DEPENDENT ON EXPRESSION, ARE THERE ANY UNIVERSAL QUALITIES OR BEHAVIORS THAT ARE BEAUTIFUL? IF WE ARE LIMITING BEAUTY TO EXPRESSION, CAN NATURE OR STATIC OBJECTS BE BEAUTIFUL?

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