What's the definition of 'art'? A pretty fundamental question in aesthetics - the philosophy of art. I explain the basic theories, citing Wittgenstein and George Dickie, among others, touching on art history and modern art today. Subscribe! http://tinyurl.com/pr99a46 Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/PhilosophyTube Audible: http://tinyurl.com/jn6tpup FAQ: http://tinyurl.com/j8bo4gb Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/jgjek5w Twitter: @PhilosophyTube Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Google+: google.com/+thephilosophytube realphilosophytube.tumblr.com Recommended Reading: Dickie, The Art Circle, 1984. Noël Carroll, “Art, Practice and Narrative,” in The Monist, 1988. Jerrold Levinson, “Defining Art Historically,” in British Journal of Aesthetics, 1979 Gregory Currie, “Aliens, Too,” in Analysis, 1993 Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations Morris Weitz, “The Role of Theory in Aesthetics,” in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1956 Christy Mag Uidhir & P.D. Magnus, “Art Concept Pluralism,” in Metaphilosophy, 2011 William Kennick, “Does Traditional Aesthetics Rest on a Mistake?” in Mind, 1958. Music by Epidemic Sound (Epidemicsound.com) If you or your organisation would like to financially support Philosophy Tube in distributing philosophical knowledge to those who might not otherwise have access to it in exchange for credits on the show, please get in touch! Any copyrighted material should fall under fair use for educational purposes or commentary, but if you are a copyright holder and believe your material has been used unfairly please get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss it.