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The Definition of Art

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[Revised entry by Thomas Adajian on August 14, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The definition of art is controversial in contemporary philosophy. Whether art can be defined has also been a matter of controversy. The philosophical usefulness of a definition of art has also been debated. Contemporary definitions can be classified with respect to the dimensions of art they emphasize. One distinctively modern, conventionalist, sort of definition focuses on art's...

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