History of the Ontology of Art

[Revised entry by Paisley Livingston on June 7, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Questions central to the ontology of art include the following: what sort(s) of things are works of art?
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[Revised entry by Paisley Livingston on June 7, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Questions central to the ontology of art include the following: what sort(s) of things are works of art? Do all works of art belong to any one basic ontological category? Do all or only some works have multiple instances? Do works have (material) parts or constituents, and if so, what is their relation to the work as a whole? How are particular works of art individuated? Are they created or discovered? Can they be destroyed?...

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