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Science and Art

Paul Horwich

in From a Deflationary Point of View

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780199251261
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602252 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251266.003.0010
Science and Art

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This essay explores the relationship between science and art. It discusses their similarities and differences, and then compares them with respect to autonomy. Science autonomous in terms of its goal to produce knowledge and its means of achieving this goal; but is not autonomous because of its dependence on extraneous factors. Arts have a single aesthetic purpose which differs from those of practices. However, whether a certain work can fulfill this purpose is highly subjective.

Keywords: science; art; autonomy

Chapter.  3213 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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