Arthur Danto

Arthur Danto

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a€œArthur Danto is a philosopher with a system, whose much discussed aesthetic theory cannot be understood adequately without grasping how it is embedded in his analysis of action, historiography and knowledge. Although some Americans have written about his system, we have as yet too little comprehension of how it appears from the vantage point of Europe. This monograph by a gifted young Italian scholar, which will change that situation. [It] presents a remarkably original, highly sympathetic perspective, one that will surely influence debate in her native country, in the United States, and everywhere that Danto is now being read.a€ a€”David Carrier, Champney Family Professor, Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Institute of Art, USA a€œTiziana Andinaa€™s Arthur Danto: Philosopher of Pop, written in a friendly and enthusiastic style that is quite suitable to its subject, should do much to enliven debate about the main themes of Dantoa€™s philosophy of art. Those themes are here, and for the first time, both viewed as a whole and placed in the context of Dantoa€™s broader philosophical commitments, whose metaphysical, epistemological, psychological and linguistic underpinnings are made clear in Andinaa€™s lucid text.a€ a€”Jerrold Levinson, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, USAIn this context, understanding a proposition meant understanding the way in which it could be verified. ... To bypass difficulties of this sort, verificationist philosophers take a further theoretical step forward: a€œFor them, a proposition was not just meaningful ... I can claim to know that a€œthe apple is reda€, a€œthe street is covered in snowa€ and that a€œmyopia is an ametropia or a refractive anomaly that causes luminousanbsp;...

Title:Arthur Danto
Author:Tiziana Andina
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2011-07-12


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