Spreading the Word: Philosophy of Art

What can we learn about art from philosophy? What does the concept of ‘aesthetics’ mean? How can we evaluate art, compare different artworks to each other, and should we do it at all?

Philosophers have engaged with the question of beauty for centuries. Earlier this week, I posted a selection of beautiful lines from some of Alexander Pope’s poems. Today, I share a video in which philosophy professor Ellie Anderson gives a brief introduction to the philosophy of art and aesthetics. This video is the first in a new playlist exploring different philosophers’ thoughts on art (the second video is also already available). Link to the video: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. Enjoy!

small painting of two hands reaching for each other, on a white table against a light background, and a narrow ray of sun falling on the painting

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, I hope to share an insightful and mind-broadening article, podcast episode or video every weekend. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling to find meaning. My weekends’ “Spreading the Word” posts are an online version of sharing meaningful stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

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