It has been 30 years since the initial publication of Arthur C. Danto's influential and award-winning treatise on the philosophy of art, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace. What is the current critical assessment of Danto and his body of work? And how has Danto's own views changed on the nature and meaning of art? In this fully revised and expanded edition of Danto and His Critics, leading Danto scholars offer their updated critical assessments of the works and ideas of the Johnsonian Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University and long-time art critic for The Nation. While Danto has authored several influential books and essays on the nature of knowledge, action, aesthetics, history, and mind, he is best known for his provocative thoughts on the philosophy of art. In addition to the many insightful essays featured in the first edition-along with responses by Danto-this volume contains five completely new chapters, numerous postscripts to the original essays, and a revised "Replies to Critics" section. And in a fascinating new afterword, Danto reflects on how his life as an artist before taking up philosophy shaped and informed his ideas. By offering such a comprehensive, integrated, and incisive treatment of Arthur Danto's work, the Second Edition of Danto and His Critics reveals great insights into the state of contemporary art from the mind of one of the major shapers of recent aesthetic theory.
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
Collana: Philosophers and Their Critics
Dimensioni: 231 x 23 x 155 mm
Pagine Arabe: 336