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Philosophy of Art Quiz 1
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Which of the following is NOT a type of art that Plato agrees should be permitted in a well-governed community? A.Poetry aimed at giving pleasure; B.Hymns to the gods; C.Eulogies of virtuous men
A. Poetry aimed at giving pleasure
Which philosopher claims that experience is key to understanding artworks? A.John Dewey; B.Arthur Schopenhauer; C.Alexander Nehamas
A. John Dewey
Which of the following is Plato's condition for permitting poetry and other artistic representation back into the community? A.Poetry and other artistic representation must provide a rational argument for their inclusion; B.Poetry and other artistic representation must show that members of the well-governed community can enjoy what they offer; C.Members of the well-governed community must acknowledge that without poetry and other artistic representation, they would be insensitive and lacking in culture.
A. Poetry and other artistic representation must provide a rational argument for their inclusion
(double check this one, it confused me -it's in Plato's power point)
According to Arthur Schopenhauer, which type of artwork is the most important? A. Music; B. Poetry; C. Architecture
Which of the following is NOT a main reason why John Dewey objects to the museum conception of the artwork? A. The museum conception of artwork is old-fashioned; B. The museum conception of artwork leads to poor artworks; C. The museum conception of artwork separates art from ordinary experiences.
A. The museum conception of artwork is old-fashioned
True or false? Arthur Schopenhauer argues that music is a universal language.
True or false? When Arthur Schopenhauer refers to music as expressing the will, he means the will of a single individual
? (We don't have an article or slides for him)
True or false? John Dewey agrees with Plato that art is representational because it involves a literal copying of reality.
False (Dewey's thought was that art reflected emotions/ideas associated with everyday life)
True or false? Alexander Nehamas argues that Plato presents an incorrect account of art as representational.
True (Representation isn't real, Plato saw poetry as non fiction.)
True or false? John Dewey thinks that theorists are wrong to assume that aesthetic qualities are inherent in works of art.
True (because of: conditions embedded in institution and habits of life and unconscious operation)
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