Is Art Worth Anything ?

Review in the Times by David Lodge of “What Good Are The Arts” by a certain John Carey, brought to notice by Platt over on MoQ-Discuss.

If the only tool you are prepared to use is Occam’s Razor (or Aristotle’s “analytic machete”), then you can hardly conlude anything other than art is worthless – fortunately the alternative conclusion is the knife of objective analysis is too blunt an instrument to explain anything of value anyway. (See previous blog on quality computer programming.)

[HT – Preston & West Ham remain goalless, North End getting on top after Hammers early domination.]

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