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Why do we see art and science as two separate disciplines?

A rather simple answer is that art and science follow different goals and norms: what counts as good art is not what counts as good science. Typically, science will focus on objectivity, systematicity ...
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Is art a form of communication?

Beethoven is reported to have said (my emphases) When I open my eyes I must sigh, for what I see is contrary to my religion, and I must despise the world which does not know that music is a higher ...
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Which artistic form (Visual, Audio, Literary etc.) is the best at conveying emotion?

The answer is "yes." All forms are best at conveying emotion =) The idea of excluding multi-media mediums, however, points to a very strange distinction that one must draw. One must identify the ...
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What does Ortega y Gasset mean by "art is dehumanizing"?

I think there are two main elements or aspects to Ortega's 'The Dehumanisation of Art' (La deshumanización del arte e Ideas sobre la novela, 1925; Princeton tr., 1968). The first can be illustrated ...
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Is art the object I'm consuming or what is happening within my own mind as I consume it?

Perhaps not surprisingly, different philosophers disagree. Kant centers aesthetics around the judgement of the viewer. Beardsley focuses on the artistic experience. Danto considers aesthetic ...
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Is art a form of communication?

Questions Does art require an emotional state or an idea to be transmitted between two parties? If so, does the communication have to be intended by the author or can it be incidental? Added later (...
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Can science and art be described as different lenses into the human mind?

I see art and science as two sides of the same coin. Their objects are different but necessarily related. Perhaps we could see the object of science as knowledge, and the object of art as ...
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Can science and art be described as different lenses into the human mind?

As per my understanding with regarding to art and science I would like to say Yes. I do think that art,science,engineering and sports are different field of work described as different lenses in the ...
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Can science and art be described as different lenses into the human mind?

Can science and art be described as different lenses into the human mind? Well, rather, I would propose the question be reformatted to this: Are science and art the difference lenses human mind ...
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Is art the object I'm consuming or what is happening within my own mind as I consume it?

I think the artwork stays the same (is concrete). Then it is your mind plus the ambience of the room, or atomosphere of the place, that brings the particular experience of the work. A painting may ...
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Is knowledge in the arts based on abductive reasoning?

Do you mean : Is all knowledge in the arts based on abductive inference ? Or only that some of it is ? Abductive inference is - what ? - something like this. B needs to be explained; if A were true ...
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What is an art? When an act becomes an art? what is it's length & breadth?

We may have two main approaches to the philosophical definition of Art: A more "traditional" one, aimed at find the essence of Art, i.e. a property (or a limited collection of properties or features) ...
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What is an art? When an act becomes an art? what is it's length & breadth?

Art is a vague term without definite boundaries. People use the term for many things, including representing something meaningful in some way or a sophisticated thoughtful way of doing something. ...
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Why do we see art and science as two separate disciplines?

Da Vinci drew the Vitruvian Man in his note books: Its accompanied by notes on the Roman architect Vitruvius who "described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the ...
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Philosophical Positions on the Purpose and Qualities of Art

Adorno might be interesting to you, but consider looking at certain composers who also “write” — Cage and Xenakis come to mind. Attali’s Noise: The Political Economy of Music is also highly ...
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Which artistic form (Visual, Audio, Literary etc.) is the best at conveying emotion?

Of course...music can do wonders. It can convey some strong emotions like ecstasy...but not all. In some occasions it is the best art form in conveying emotions. ( Though you have excluded films and ...
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Does anyone have any good resources related to art and objective knowledge?

By "Art and objective knowledge", I suppose you're referring to the conflict between the kind of knowledge collected by science, logic, facts, experimentation, in laboratories, and which has enabled ...
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Do you need to know what philosophy is to study it?

Do you need to know what philosophy is to study it? I think it perfectly possible to be exercised by questions, to be involved in topics, which are (or are generally classified as) philosophical ...
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Is art a form of communication?

I agree with Rusi's answer. This provides another way to consider art as a form of communication even when unintended. Michael Polanyi claims the following about knowledge in general: (page 7) ......
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Is art a form of communication?

Communication is merely the act of sharing mental contexts: thoughts, ideas, knowledge, feelings, perceptions, etc... Any human sense can be used as a channel for communication by codifying a mental ...
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Is art a form of communication?

I started working at an art school a few months ago, and have since been asking myself what I think counts as art. The whole definition problem started when our cultural understanding of what art is ...
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What does 'require' mean in this statement of Danto's view on (institutional) art?

For Danto, "art" is art by virtue of context. That's what makes his theory "institutionalist." It's not a continuum or a spectrum between art and non art. The relationship between a piece of art and ...
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Aesthetics: why is "formalism" used as a pejorative term?

I think formalism is used pejoratively by people who do not understand this natural progression in art. It was bound to happen. This was art “in and for itself”. So it went to hard essences, the ...
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Aesthetics: why is "formalism" used as a pejorative term?

Using the definition of formalism from the Tate Gallery: Formalism describes the critical position that the most important aspect of a work of art is its form – the way it is made and its ...
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Aesthetics: why is "formalism" used as a pejorative term?

Welcome, s. dragos. 'Formalism' doesn't have a fixed, single sense. Consider the following: I suggest that, in the theory of value and valuation of art work, we provisionally define formalism ...
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the disembodied nature of the spectator

There are quite a few philosophers who objected that enlightenment thought the modern human either as animal rationale or homo faber, generally as a being whose particularly human traits have to be ...
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How does the superman have value, if morality and humanity don't?

Nietzsche was (believe it or not) an ethicist. However, he worked from the observation/intuition/presumption that the vast majority of 'conventional' morality — the implicit moral precepts people live ...
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How do philosophers differentiate between change and progress at the intersection of art, design, and business management?

Fellow IBDP student here—presumably, this question has been asked in the context of the ToK essay? Henry F. Gilbert writes extensively on the subject (https://www.jstor.org/stable/737863), and argues ...
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What was the need to create the concept of art and science?

[...] why do we need the concept of art and science when everything can be seen as art and/or science? This assumption is false. Science and art are completely different domains. Mario Bunge suggests ...
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