How does reason work differently in the arts and maths?

As we saw in class, maths is a reasonable AOK. It’s completely created in reliance of this WOK. Were we to think about it, there’s no possible way to solve mathematical problems without the use of deductive logic, not even when using the known method of “induction”. On the other hand, the intention of the artist make the arts be reasonable. There is a reason why artists create art no matter if we regard paintings, books or even films.

Reason is used in both AOK. However, it works completely differently in each. Maths uses deductive knowledge to reach any conclusion. As we saw in class, even the process known as “induction” uses deductive knowledge to reach the mathematical correct solution. Nonetheless, the arts also uses reason. There are always logical or illogical reasons why the artist creates what he/she creates. E.g. I feel sad. Sad is expressed with the blue color. My painting (which expresses my feelings) will be blue.

Therefore, deductive reasoning is used in the same way in this almost opposite AOK. However, it’s used more often in maths than in the arts, where imagination rules over the other WOKs.

 

 

 

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