The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art

The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art

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In this acclaimed work, first published in 1986, world-renowned scholar Arthur C. Danto explored the inextricably linked but often misunderstood relationship between art and philosophy. In light of the book's impact-especially the essay "The End of Art," which dramatically announced that art ended in the 1960s-this enhanced edition includes a foreword by Jonathan Gilmore that discusses how scholarship has changed in response to it. Complete with a new bibliography of work on and influenced by Danto's ideas, The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art continues to be of interest to anyone who thinks seriously about art, as well as to philosophers, aestheticians, and art historians.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 154.43 x 228.6 x 12.95mm | 344.73g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • with a new foreword
  • 0231132271
  • 9780231132275
  • 667,190

Table of contents

The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art, by Jonathan Gilmore The Appreciation and Interpretation of Works of Art Deep Interpretation Language, Art, Culture, Text The End of Art Art and Disturbation Philosophy as/and/of Literature Philosophizing Literature Art, Evolution, and the Consciousness of History
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"The magnitude of the issues Mr. Danto's book raises is a mark of the book's importance." -- "New York Times Book Review"
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About Arthur C. Danto

Arthur C. Danto is professor emeritus of philosophy at Columbia University. He is the art critic for the Nation and has served as president of the American Philosophical Association. His many books include After the End of Art, Nietzsche as Philosopher, and Art in the Historical Present, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2003, he was awarded the coveted Prix Philosophe.Jonathan Gilmore is assistant professor of philosophy at Yale University. He is the author of The Life of a Style: Beginnings and Endings in the Narrative History of Art.
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