Reading: Weitz, Morris. 1956. The Role of Theory in Aesthetics. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 15 (1): 27-35.
- What is the central question that Weitz addresses?
- What is the main claim that Weitz wants to argue for?
- State the theories of art that Weitz identifies.
- What does Weitz mean when he criticises existing theories of art by claiming ‘that they are circular, incomplete, untestable, pseudo-factual, disguised proposals to change the meaning of concepts’?
- What sort of concept does he think ‘art’ is?
- What does he mean by saying the concept of ‘art’ is ‘open’?
- Explain Weitz’s claim that there are two different uses of ‘art’.