Summary: 24th Gentle Thinkers Debate (Literary and Artistic Value)

“How do we judge literary value and artistic value? Are they entirely subjective?”

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Why do we hate pointless creations?


I bristle with irritation at the “artist” who thoughtlessly drops a splat of paint on a canvas, which is found interesting by only 3 people out of 7 billion. Why does this provoke the contempt of myself and many others? How can I defend my annoyance at rubbish “art” while playing and designing video games?

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