Tolstoy's Comparison Between Art And Language

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There are different philosophers argue on the functions of art and language serve on two different functions, or that they are the same function basically. Tolstoy claims that art and language are two separate activities with different functions. On the other hand, Collingwood states that art and language are more or less the same. In this essay, I will argue that both philosophers’’ theories are invalid, that art and language are two separate activities with different functions. Tolstoy, and Collingwood both make valid points throughout their theories but Tolstoy’s theory had a stronger position with my thought process. I am currently a marketing major that understands the language is one entity, while art is another. It must trigger some…show more content…
He starts off by speaking to what beauty is, and it’s definition. Tolstoy has declined any type of definition of art based on a concept of “beauty”. There is no objective way of describing or defining beauty. Tolstoy’s thoughts are that beauty is what pleases us. My disagreement on that is, there are many different things that could please me but could not please another individual. Beauty to me might be something inner, while someone else can argue that it’s all about outside looks. Tolstoy refers to beauty’s definition as absolutely perfect. He states the type of pleasure we tend to obtain from beauty is that which satisfies us without inducing any desire in…show more content…
Which I can not fully disagree with that statement because I believe art and language both play a huge role in our lives and progression in this world, no matter what form it is in. Tolstoy argues that art plays a central role in the development of humankind. If language and art are two separate functions, I do not believe that art plays a central role in the development of humankind but art and language as a whole do. Each day, no matter where we are at, or sitting, different forms of art, and expressions from individuals that surrounds

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