Philosophy of the Arts

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Pi (the movie) (1, 2) 10 19099
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Aesthetics, Beauty and Morality (1, 2) 13 1999
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Detroit,Postmodernism,Postfordism, and Underground scene. 7 456
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Aesthetic Realism and Your View on Art. (1, 2) 11 870
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Jan 30, 2012
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John Cage: Is Reality art? (1, 2, 3) 23 560
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Jan 28, 2012
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The Alleged Inconsistency of Schopenhauer's Theory of Music 9 923
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Jan 28, 2012
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Can art hold an inherent function? (1, 2) 18 2000
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Nov 20, 2011
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Revisiting the Dionysian (1, 2) 11 1358
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Dec 31, 2011
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Jan 21, 2012
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Does symmetry exist in all forms of art? 4 366
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Nov 11, 2011
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Jan 18, 2012
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Bach Double Concerto: Synthesis 0 116
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Jan 07, 2012
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Jan 07, 2012
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To what extent is Edvard Grieg an uncanny figure? 2 294
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Jan 04, 2012
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Whither Classical Music? (1... 5, 6, 7) 69 2196
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May 08, 2011
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Dec 27, 2011
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Looking for materials to inform a discussion on Aesthetics 1 87
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Dec 26, 2011
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Defining Art (1, 2) 14 624
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By Paulb
Dec 20, 2011
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Does creativity, in it's accepted sense, really exist? (1, 2, 3) 20 928
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Dec 09, 2011
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Dec 18, 2011
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Can food be seen in purely aesthetic terms? (1, 2, 3) 24 2858
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By Susan Evans
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Is torture art? (1... 11, 12, 13) 126 4427
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Conceptual Art vs. Art for the sake of creation 9 448
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