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The electronic version of Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics is available at: www.ceeol.com

2/2019

LVI (New Series: XII)
Issued: September 2019
Biannual
Founded: 1964
Re-established as an international journal: 2008
ISSN: 0014-1291 (Print)
ISSN: 2571-0915 (On-line)
Language: English

What Is an Instance of an Artwork?

http://aesthetics.ff.cuni.cz/archive/534/what-is-an-instance-of-an-artwork

 

The expression ‘an instance of an artwork’ is often used in philosophical discourse about art. Yet there is no clear account of what exactly this expression means. My goal in this essay is to provide such an account. I begin by expounding and defending a particular definition of the concept of ‘an instance of an artwork’. Next, I elaborate this definition – by providing definitions of the main derivatives of the concept of ‘an instance of an artwork’, namely the concepts of ‘a well-formed instance of an artwork’ and ‘a non-wellformed instance of an artwork’. Finally, I examine the relation of the foregoing definitions to the existence and identity conditions of artworks and make some additional remarks concerning these definitions.