Aesthetics: Philosophy concerned with are and beauty. (Art (What is art?,…
Philosophy concerned with are and beauty.
What is art?
Functionalism: 1) An arrangement designed to create an aesthetic experience 2) An arrangement of a type that usually fits 
The institutional theory: 1) Artefact that has been worked upon 2) Classified as art by a member of the 'art world'
Mimesis: Art is a representation of observed reality, using technical skills.
Anti-essentialism: No-one essential characteristic, but all art shares a 'family resemblance' with other art.
Expression: An expression of the artists emotions.
Something designed to be beautiful/create an aesthetic experience
How should we interpret art?
Who decides how art is interpreted?
The meaning of an artwork is that it is intended by the artist
Response: The intention fallacy - intention should be about publicly visible characteristics of artworks.
Is it purely subjective? Does anything go?
Hegel: Based on historical and cultural context
Kant: Based on formal aesthetic properties (objective response0
How do gender issues influence the interpretation of art.
What makes art good/valuable?
Morality and Ethics
Is beauty objective or subjective?
Taste and judgement
What is beauty?