HomePhilosophia: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 14 no. 2 (2013)

Theodore Gracyk. The philosophy of art: An introduction

Wilfried Vanhoutte

Discipline: Philosophy, Theology



What is art and what is artistic value? What is the difference between art and aesthetics? Those are two of the questions that arise in the lucidly written work by Professor Gracyk, which he strictly intends as an introduction to a field with which the reader is unfamiliar. The author expects, though, some intellectual skills from that reader, in as far as the book is written for an academic public.