What is a concept?

Olga Bespalova
Olga Bespalova
March 30, 2015
What is a concept?

The word "concept" is used in everyday life quite often. Its most common meaning is an innovative idea (most often, concept products are called unusual things that are issued in one copy). But this word has other meanings that you should know so as not to find yourself in an awkward situation, when you and your interlocutor mean by “concept” completely different things.

Thus, in linguistics and philosophy, “concept” is the meaning of a concept, its content, meaning. In philology, the so-called sustainable author's or linguistic idea is called (concept means the same as the motive).

And what is the concept in art? Perhaps, in this area, this word has the most meanings. So, the concept is called any work that relates to conceptual art. Conceptualism is a special trend in art that reflects only an idea instead of external attributes or form, it does not appeal to emotional perception, but to intellectual understanding.

Often, the concept is confused with the concept, but these are completely different words.

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