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2/2014

LI (New Series: VII)
50th Anniversary Issue
Issued: 25th November 2014
Biannual
Founded: 1964
Re-established as an international journal: 2008
ISSN: 0014 –1291
Language: English, German

Meals, Art, and Artistic Value

http://aesthetics.ff.cuni.cz/archive/392/meals-art-and-artistic-value

 

The notion of a meal is explored in relation to questions of art status and artistic value. Meals are argued not to be works of art, but to have the capacity for artistic value. These claims are used to respond to Dominic Lopes’s arguments in Beyond Art that demote artistic value in favour of the values that emerge from specific kinds of art. A conception of artistic value that involves ‘taking reflective charge’ of the possibilities for goodness available in an activity is sketched.