According to Dewey: "There are transient and there are enduring elements in civilization. The enduring forces are not separate; they are functions of a multitude of passing incidents as the latter are organized into meanings that form minds. Art is the great force in effecting this consolidation. The individuals who have minds pass away, one by one. The works in which meanings have received objective expression endure."
What happens to the individuals without minds? It seems, sometimes, as though they also endure, like art.