THE CLUSTER THEORY OF ART
Author: Davies, Stephen
Source: British Journal of Aesthetics, Volume 44, Number 3, July 2004 , pp. 297-300(4)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:Berys Gaut has recently defended a cluster account of art. He proposes it as superior to other anti-essentialist positions. I argue that his defence of this claim is unconvincing. Not only is the cluster theory consistent with the current crop of disjunctive definitions, it is at its most plausible when seen in such terms.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 2004
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