Truth and Art

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Truth and Art

From Brian K. Yoder

Published before 2005


Jeffery LeMieux wrote: [...] the real point of any art is to create and maintain a debate about the nature of the good.

I disagree. The real point of art is to express some idea (in a particular way). Whether that idea stimulates, creates, opposes, ignores, or closes down debate is a (far) secondary issue. I'm not saying that art can't or shouldn't contribute to moral debates. I think it's a fine thing if it does, but it isn't the "real point of all art".