Arthur Danto and the End of Art
To get a comprehensive understanding of the core concept of “the end of art”, this book analyses the intellectual trajectory of Arthur Danto, highlighting his successive achievements in philosophy of action, philosophy of history and philosophy of art. If, as Danto says, everything is extensively associated with everything else, it is impossible to avoid putting the philosophy of art in relation with his whole philosophical system.
Raquel Cascales holds a PhD in Philosophy of Art, and is Lecturer of Anthropology and Aesthetics at the Schools of Design and Arts and Humanities of the University of Navarra, Spain. Her publications include “History and Narrative in Arthur Danto’s End of Art” (2016), “The Problem of Perception of Beauty in the Artistic Field” (2017), “La Street Art: un esempio di ospitalità nella società contemporánea” (2018), and the edited book Arte, ciencia e inmortalidad (2018).
“The end of art is probably one of the most problematic and fascinating notions in the Dantian philosophy of art. This idea, indeed, seems to be intriguing both for Dantian and Hegelian scholars. In this framework, this book presents two valuable qualities: the first is its methodological approach, very respectful of the Dantian text and really accurate in interpreting its spirit and logic. The second is the unusually rich network of philosophical relations used by Cascales to put Danto in the correct context within contemporary philosophy.”
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Turin, Italy
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