The value of art

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Universality
Universality is identified by Kant as a key feature of aesthetic experience and as something that applies to all people at all times and all places.
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Intrinsic value
Has value irrespective of possible usefulness. Eg if you believe the purpose of education is to get good job-believe education has instrumental value. If you believe education is valuable in itself then you believe it has intrinsic value.
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Instrumental value
Has benefit because of something it will provide, eg entertainment or wealth.
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Romanticism
Important artistic movement of 18th century. Romantics sought to eulogise nature, mankind and the emotions. Eg Shelley, Beethoven, Goethe.
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Catharsis
Literally means 'purging' or 'cleansing'. Aristotle identified this as a key feeling that art inspires in us.
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Aesthetic appreciation
Particular way of appreciating the formal elements in art which many argue are different from an intellectual or emotional approach
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Form
The underlying elements of a work of art that are arranged by the artist to produce the most aesthetic effects.
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Has value irrespective of possible usefulness. Eg if you believe the purpose of education is to get good job-believe education has instrumental value. If you believe education is valuable in itself then you believe it has intrinsic value.

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Intrinsic value

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Has benefit because of something it will provide, eg entertainment or wealth.

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Important artistic movement of 18th century. Romantics sought to eulogise nature, mankind and the emotions. Eg Shelley, Beethoven, Goethe.

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Literally means 'purging' or 'cleansing'. Aristotle identified this as a key feeling that art inspires in us.

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