Overview

Updated and revised, the Second Edition of Danto and His Critics presents a series of essays by leading Danto scholars who offer their critical assessment of the influential works and ideas of Arthur C. Danto, the Johnsonian Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University and long-time art critic for The Nation.
  • Reflects Danto's revisions in his theory of art, reworking his views in ways that have not been ...
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Danto and His Critics

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Overview

Updated and revised, the Second Edition of Danto and His Critics presents a series of essays by leading Danto scholars who offer their critical assessment of the influential works and ideas of Arthur C. Danto, the Johnsonian Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University and long-time art critic for The Nation.
  • Reflects Danto's revisions in his theory of art, reworking his views in ways that have not been systematically addressed elsewhere
  • Features essays that critically assess the changes in Danto's thoughts and locate Danto's revised theory in the larger context of his work and of aesthetics generally
  • Speaks in original ways to the relation of Danto's philosophy of art to his theory of mind
  • Connects and integrates Danto's ideas on the nature of knowledge, action, aesthetics, history, and mind, as well as his provocative thoughts on the philosophy of art for the reader
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Editorial Reviews

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Known to the public as The Nation 's art critic and to philosophers as a thinker about history, knowledge, and art, Arthur Danto is a self-confessed Cartesian who still believes that objective truth exists, that people are not machines, and that every human activity even--perhaps especially--bad art can provide us with insight. Here, replying to his critics, Danto lays down more clearly than ever his central thesis that people outrun the systems they build--a view predicated on the simple notion that it takes judgment to tell what is history and what is art. A Brillo box can be art, and a description of the battle of Iwo Jima is not necessarily history if it were written in 1841, for example. His replies display the same wit, perception, and charm with which he enlivens the often heavy-handed Nation . Readers may despair at the jargon-laden opening essay by David Carrier, but those wise enough to skip it will find thinkers always worth attending to, including Richard Wollheim, Jerry Fodor, and George Dickie. For academic and large public collections.-- Leslie Armour, Univ. of Ottawa
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“Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty. (Choice, 1 February 2013)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118252987
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/27/2012
  • Series: Philosophers and their Critics , #11
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 875 KB

Meet the Author

Mark Rollins is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program, and the Sam Fox School of Art and Visual Design at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of several books on the role of images in perception and cognition and as symbols in literature and art.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Editor's Introduction 1
1 Danto as Systematic Philosopher or comme on lit Danto en francais 13
2 Danto's Gallery of Indiscernibles 28
3 Deja vu All Over Again: How Danto's Aesthetics Recapitulates the Philosophy of Mind 41
4 Surface and Deep Interpretation 55
5 A Tale of Two Artworlds 73
6 Essence, Expression, and History: Arthur Danto's Philosophy of Art 79
7 Atomism, Art, and Arthur: Danto's Hegelian Turn 107
8 Art and its Doubles: Danto, Foucault, and their Simulacra 129
9 The Beginning of the End: Danto on Postmodernism 142
10 Art in a Box 161
11 Looking Beyond the Visible: The Case of Arthur C. Dantwo 175
12 Responses and Replies 193
Selected Bibliography of the Works of Arthur Danto 217
Index 219
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