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Philosophy of the Arts


This is where I develop my philosophical arguments — about art, the mind, culture, perception. No need to be bored.

Art de-mentalized

Recently, I defended the art-status of certain fairground attractions. I couldn’t begin to explain the likes of the Dutch’ De Efteling’s Villa Volta. I won’t. I also argued abundantly that…

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Poisoning pet animals

It was on the news a couple of days ago: someone is poisoning pet animals, somewhere up in the north (of the Netherlands). What I think about that? (You ask…

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Photographs used to be proof of the reality of their subject: what was on them proved to have existed. [Roland Barthes wrote an interesting booklet about this]. This evidential capacity…

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Dog soup

Whom should I hold responsible for the big dog’s turd below my window? Certainly not my neighbour: he will readily wash his hands in innocence, for he walks blocks away…

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