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Few philosophers agree approximately what it's for whatever to be artwork yet such a lot or all agree that paintings has to be someway intention-dependent. magazine Uidhir indicates that this requirement has radical implications for the character of artwork and of artwork varieties, for the ontology of paintings, and for matters approximately authorship.


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So, unaltered, the first disjunct is false. 24 This accommodates the intuition that certain cultural, historical, and religious artifacts can be art without thereby requiring their makers to have connections to art world institutions or to have any particular artistic, art-historic, or aesthetic intentions involved in the artifact’s making. This disjunct appears to be at least prima facie incompatible with failedart. For instance, it clearly denies the possibility of complex failed-art; if an artifact achieves excellence in fulfilling a function of art, then it is art— whether it does so by virtue of or contrary to the attempts behind it being an artifact doesn’t matter at all.

These works Levinson refers to as ur-art (1990: 40). For a criticism of this, see Davies (1997). 16 Levinson requires that the regard intentions be non-passing (serious, stable). As such, I assume that the relevant directing intentions for attempts likewise must be non-passing. FAILED - ART AND FAILED - ART THEORY 29 So, the relevant attempt class for art is the class of R-attempts— R-attempt = {attempt to r1, attempt to r2, . . }. For Levinson, artattempts are R-attempts, so as long as a thing is the product of an R-attempt, that thing is an artwork, which allows Levinson to capture problem cases such as outsider art and found art.

Chair only if artifact), but at first blush it also seems to be substantively so. However, closer scrutiny reveals being an artifact to be a trivial necessary condition for being a chair. That is, although being a chair entails being an artifact, being an artifact is not itself a distinct, substantive condition a thing must satisfy in order to be a chair. To illustrate this slightly better, suppose for sake of argument the following crude definition of what it is to be a chair: Something is a chair just in case that thing (i) is made for the purpose of being sat upon, and (ii) is able to be sat upon as the result of being so made.

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