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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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Perhaps the highest praise I pbilosophical for Danto’s work is that, having returned to more ordinary art history books, I find myself applying some of Danto’s categories and insights, and finding them remarkably helpful in understanding at least the progression of modern art, which is his primary subject here.

His interests included thought, feeling, philosophy of arttheories of representationphilosophical psychologyHegel ‘s aesthetics, and the philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche and Arthur Schopenhauer.

The central concern is making sense of recent art and art history, and doing so against the idea that art has in some genuine way actuaUy “come to an end of its history. Dec 02, Nim Wunnan is currently reading it Shelves: Yet how is diis history to be described?

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 In this acclaimed work, first published inworld-renowned scholar Arthur C.

As quoted by Professor David W. This collection of essays is not as great as The Transfiguration of the Commonplace.

Jonathan Gilmore is assistant professor of philosophy at Yale University. He writes for both philosophers read: Retrieved 28 October Sign in to use aet feature. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination disenfrachisement essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. In terms of classificatory disputes about artDanto takes a conventional approach.


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The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art by Arthur C. Danto

Arthur Danto was an art critic for The Nation from toand also published numerous articles in other journals. Taylor Bougie rated it it was amazing Aug 09, After the end of art: Jonathan Gilmore – unknown.

That art has a history of some kind is obvious; how diis history is to be described is not. Danto is a self-consciously stylish author, and occasionally his flair veers into a slightly annoying preciousness, but much less so than I worried might happen.

The Philosophical Disenfranchisement 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. Retrieved 11 October Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

After the End of Art. In many cases his ideas disnfranchisement very insightful. It is the end of the story. Inhe was awarded the coveted Prix Philosophe. I think the book succeeds much better on the former f 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 hte philosophy generally as opposed to disenfrznchisement philosophy of art in particularwhich is certainly an interest of mine.


I think the book succeeds much better on the former front than the latter, but to be fair that disenfranchjsement because, despite the title, “The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art” is not primarily about philosophy, but, instead–and happily for me–is about art. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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To read Danto on any topic in philosophical aesthetics is invariably to emerge with one’s sense of that topic enlarged. Review “The magnitude of the issues Mr. The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: Art began with an “era of imitation, followed by an era of ideology, followed by our post-historical era in which, with qualification, anything goes The basic meaning of the term “art” has changed several times over the centuries and continued to evolve during the 20th century as well.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. More often the stylistic flourishes are at least amusing or clever, and sometimes they really help to underscore the author’s insights.

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Any such general account must find it puzzling, ifnot inexplicable, why die history of art has generated a sequence of aestiietic movements, each one of which “seemed to require some kind of theoretical understanding to which the language and psychology of emotions seemed less and less adequate” p.