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21. Aesthetics / E. Art Theories / 2. Value of Art

[value of art for individuals and in society]

6 ideas
Truth is closely related to proportion [Plato]
Artists should be excluded from a law-abiding community, because they destroy the rational mind [Plato]
The will-less contemplation of art brings a liberation from selfhood [Gardner on Schopenhauer]
Man is more beautiful than anything else, and the loftiest purpose of art is to reveal his nature [Schopenhauer]
All art is quite useless [Wilde]
In modern times, being useless is the essential aesthetic ingredient for an object [Baudrillard]