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21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 5. Art as Language

[art is best understood as a language]

4 ideas
Art is like understanding a natural language, and needs a grasp of a symbol system [Goodman, by Gardner]
Artistic symbols are judged by the fruitfulness of their classifications [Goodman, by Giovannelli]
In literature, word replacement changes literary meaning [Scruton]
If music refers to love, it contains no predication, so it is expression, not language [Scruton]