What’s the point of art? Part 2

…Culture provides us with the psycho-biological advantage of greater adaptability. But. All human cultures tend towards cultural slowdown and comfortableness. Art is a form of rebellion against this; a necessary antagonism against mainstream cultural mores to ensure our survival when the circumstances change. Hood explains cultural mores can become the…

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What’s the point of art? Part 1

The assumption behind the question “what’s the point of art?” is often utilitarian. There is no inherent worth of art so it must do something to justify itself. While the philosophy itself has its flaws – is everything a means to an end, always? – we must tackle the question…

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