Why do we need a theory of art?

Aesthetics Today –– Contemporary Approaches to the Aesthetics of Nature and Art. Contributions to the 39th International Wittgenstein Symposium (2016)
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This paper argues that within the class of aesthetic judgments, interesting variations occur depending on whether the judgment refers to an artwork or not. Additionally, it is suggested that in order to understand and satisfactorily explain these variations, one needs a convincing specification of the notion of β€œart”. Thus, the main thesis of this paper is that a general theory of aesthetic judgments needs to be supplemented by a convincing and theoretically fruitful theory of art.
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