The Cluster Theory of Art  

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"Gaut does not acknowledge other versions of the cluster theory, but there have been several. E. J. Bond (1975) observes that a set of conditions may be sufficient for something's being art though no single member of the set is either necessary or sufficient. Milton H. Snoeyenbos (1978) argues that "art" may be used on the basis of a disjunctive set of merely sufficient conditions. Ellen Dissanayake observes that one method of definition has been to compile a number of attributes of art; ..." --"The Cluster Theory of Art" (2004) by Stephen Davies

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"The Cluster Theory of Art" (2004) is an essay by Stephen Davies in reaction to ""Art" as a Cluster Concept" by Gaut.

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