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    • Art and understanding 

      Reid, Neil (University of St Andrews, 1989-07) - Thesis
      The essay explores topics related to the objectivity and rationality of aesthetics. Initially, the nature of objectivity is considered. The question is raised: what is it for something to be objective? Various metaphysical ...
    • Being art - a study in ontology 

      Weh, Michael (University of St Andrews, 2007-06) - Thesis
      I present and defend a two-category ontology of art. The basic idea of it is that singular artworks are physical objects, whereas multiple artworks are types of which there can be tokens in the form of performances, ...
    • Defining art culturally : modern theories of art - a synthesis 

      Fokt, Simon (University of St Andrews, 2013-06-27) - Thesis
      Numerous theories have attempted to overcome the anti-essentialist scepticism about the possibility of defining art. While significant advances have been made in this field, it seems that most modern definitions fail to ...
    • The nature and value of art 

      Kieran, Matthew Laurence (University of St Andrews, 1995-07) - Thesis
      This thesis examines the nature and value of art. It is primarily concerned to advance an argument which makes sense of the significance we ordinarily afford art, rather than rendering it merely aesthetic and thus cognitively ...
    • Understanding : moral evaluation and the ethics of imagining 

      Woerner, Christopher (University of St Andrews, 2013-06-27) - Thesis
      Analytic ethics often neglects the exploration and appreciation of morality as it is actually practised on a day-to-day basis. But by looking at how, in a practical sense, we are able to interact with others in a morally ...