Wednesday, August 26, 2015

TOK 2: Day 8 (8/26) What is Art for?

First, we'll talk through Bourdieu's "Sociological Theory of Art Perception".

  1. What does Bourdieu have to say about the act of appreciating art?
  2. What does Bourdieu have to say about art's relationship to education and social class?
  3. How would we go about testing Bourdieu's theory?

Now, we can look at the survey.

Finally, let's just think for a few minutes about the uses of art.

  1. Is art a worthwhile endeavor, and if so, why?
  2. What is art really for?

Here, philosopher Alain de Botton (Homepage, wikipedia, Twitter) takes on the difficult question.

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