Are Artworks More Like People Than Artifacts? Individual Concepts and Their Extensions

George Newman, Yale University, USA
Dan Bartels, University of Chicago, USA
Rosanna Smith, Yale University, USA
This research examines people’s reasoning about identity continuity and its relation to how people value one-of-a-kind artifacts, such as artwork. We find that the mere categorization of an object as ‘art’ versus ‘a tool’ changes people’s intuitions about the persistence of those objects over time,and explore possible mechanisms.
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George Newman, Dan Bartels, and Rosanna Smith (2014) ,"Are Artworks More Like People Than Artifacts? Individual Concepts and Their Extensions ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 168-171.