The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art and The State of the Art by Arthur C. Danto. [REVIEW]Alexander Nehamas – – Journal of Philosophy The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art has 73 ratings and 8 reviews. Jim said: I picked this book up both because I thought that as a relative newco. Philosophical Disenfranchisement in Danto’s. “The End of Art”. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Fall In , Arthur C. Danto wrote two.

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Art and its Significance. A Philosophy of Art. I picked this book up both because I thought that as a relative newcomer to art appreciation, it would be helpful to have a thoughtful theoretical account of art, its aims, the aesthetic standards we do or should bring to bear on it, and so on; and because the book’s title suggested that all of this might have something to do with philosophy generally as opposed to the philosophy of art in particularwhich is certainly an interest of mine.

According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy”Danto’s definition has been glossed as follows: Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sign in to use this feature. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Dsnto. Danto describes the history of Art in his own contemporary version of Hegel’s dialectical history of art.

Danto laid the groundwork for an institutional definition of art [8] that sought to answer the questions raised by the emerging phenomenon of twentieth-century art. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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. I am aware that I’m inviting an obvious objection, so I’ll pre-empt it: English Choose a language for shopping. The title essay is also thought-provoking, though I have to say that I found Danto’s discussion of Plato’s Republic–one of the few subjects in the book that I actually do know a little about–to be rather thin in places.

Non-conventional definitions take a concept like the aesthetic as an intrinsic characteristic in order to account for the phenomena of art. Martha rated it liked it Sep 21, Danto is the author of numerous books on philosophy and art, and summarizing the works of Continental philosophers in Anglo-American terms. But he thinks that a certain history of western art has come to an end, in about the way that Hegel suggested it would.

I think the book succeeds much better on the former front than the latter, but to be fair that is because, despite the title, “The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art” is not primarily about philosophy, but, instead–and happily for me–is about art. Danto explored the inextricably linked but often misunderstood relationship between art and philosophy. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He makes his points while crediting the thinker.


In terms of classificatory disputes about artDanto takes a conventional approach. The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Dickie defines an art work as an artifact ‘which has had conferred upon it the status of candidate for appreciation by some person or persons acting in behalf of a certain social institution the artworld ‘ p.

He is best known as the influential, long-time art critic for The Nation and for his work in philosophical aesthetics and philosophy of history, though he has contributed significantly to a number of fields.

Inhe was awarded the coveted Prix Philosophe. Return to Book Page. Matthew Hassell rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Charlie rated it liked it Jul 08, His interests included thought, feeling, philosophy of arttheories of representationphilosophical psychologyHegel ‘s aesthetics, and the philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche and Arthur Schopenhauer. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Disefnranchisement try again later. What Art Is by Arthur C. In light of the book’s impact–especially the essay “The End of Art,” which dramatically announced that art ended in the s–this enhanced edition includes a foreword by Jonathan Gilmore that discusses how scholarship has changed in response to it.

Arthur Danto

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