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21. Aesthetics / E. Art Theories / 7. Art as Language

[art is best understood as a language]

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Art is like understanding a natural language, and needs a grasp of a symbol system [Gardner on Goodman]
In literature, word replacement changes literary meaning [Scruton]
If music refers to love, it contains no predication, so it is expression, not language [Scruton]