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ERIC Number: EJ1052974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Educating Sentiment: Hume's Contribution to the Philosophy of the Curriculum Regarding the Teaching of Art
Barchana-Lorand, Dorit
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v49 n1 p107-128 Feb 2015
From the perspective of art education, the worst-case philosophical scenario is the hedonist-subjectivist account of art. If we measure art by the pleasure we gain from it, it may seem senseless to attempt teaching the reception of art. David Hume's "Of the Standard of Taste" provides an argument for the art-education enthusiast, explaining that--even on a subjectivist account--art education crystallises our own preferences. While I refer to a historical debate and provide a close reading of an 18th-century essay, my goal is to offer a philosophical solution to an ongoing dilemma; I use Hume's essay to ground the justification of art education.
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Language: English
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