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Books & Magazines February, 20 2009

Art Without Borders

People all over the world make art and take pleasure in it, and they have done so for millennia. But acknowledging that art is a universal part of human experience leads us to some big questions: Why does it exist? Why do we enjoy it? And how do the world’s different art traditions relate to art and to each other?

Ben-Ami Scharfstein tackles these questions in Art Without Borders: A Philosophical Exploration of Art And Humanity, from University of Chicago Press.

Read an excerpt here.

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