Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics Quiz
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Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics Quiz

Test your knowledge on the philosophy of art and aesthetics, from ancient Greek views to modern interpretations by philosophers like Monroe Beardsley. Explore the connections between beauty, art, and different forms of artistic engagement beyond aesthetics in this insightful quiz.

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Questions and Answers

Who had a more positive view on poetry?

Aristotle

What realization did the speaker have after engaging with Monroe Beardsley's book?

Art can be engaged with in various ways beyond aesthetics

What is highlighted in the text as a creative blend of music and labor?

Work songs

What did the speaker emphasize in the book 'Art in Action'?

<p>Reflecting on all forms of art engagement, not just high art</p> Signup and view all the answers

When did the concept of aesthetics in art emerge?

<p>Late 18th century</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

  • Philosophy of art dates back to ancient Greeks, with Plato having a negative view and Aristotle a more positive one on poetry.
  • The concept of aesthetics in art emerged in the late 18th century in the bourgeois middle-class West.
  • Prior to the 18th century, there was no direct connection between beauty and art in philosophy.
  • Monroe Beardsley's book on aesthetics sparked a realization in the speaker that art can be engaged with in various ways beyond just aesthetics.
  • The speaker wrote a book called "Art in Action" to emphasize the importance of reflecting on all forms of art engagement, not just high art.
  • The book includes discussions on memorial art, social protest art, and work songs as legitimate forms of art deserving philosophical attention.
  • Work songs are highlighted as a creative blend of music and labor, with examples showing how they create new substances and liberate the singers.

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