This chapter addresses philosophical questions about the value of art, focusing especially on the nature of exclusively artistic value. It focuses on the question of the exclusively artistic value of art, given that broad conception. The chapter draws on Aristotelian ideas about the relations between instrumental and intrinsic (or final) values. It develops the distinction between art and fine art with reference to a C.I. Lewis-inspired proposal regarding the nature of aesthetic value and experience. The chapter then turns to the relationship between aesthetic and fine-artistic merit, and identifies a kind of exclusively fine-artistic value based on the admiration of displays of skill or virtuosity. It concludes with some remarks about the topic of the relations between different kinds of value manifested by a particular work of art.
|Title of host publication||A Companion to Motion Pictures and Public Value|
|Editors||Mette HJORT, Ted NANNICELLI|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Apr 2022|