Bookseller: , Washington, United States Columbia: Columbia University Press, 1980. So there was a certain felt inconsistency between his thought and practice, which Nietzsche might have helped him resolve. The spine may show signs of wear. When my wonderful German publisher, Axel Kortendeick—alas now dead—raised the question of a German translation of Nietzsche as Philosopher, I proposed that it appear together with these supplementary writings. David Carrier: Indiscernibles and the Essence of Art: The Hegelian Turn in Arthur Danto's Aesthetic Theory Bernhard Lypp: The Mind and the Boxes: Reflections on Danto's Philosophy of Art Denis Dutton: Danto, Landscape, and Art Bertrand Rouge: Just Figuring: Or, the Endless End of Art-Readymades, Trompe l'Oeil, Metaphors, and Other Meta-Indiscernibles George Dickie: Art and Ontology Dominique Chateau: Arthur Danto: Philosophy on Art, Philosophy in Art Lydia Goehr: The Pastness of the Work: Albert Speer and the Monumentalism of Intentional Ruins F. After the End of Art presents Danto's first full-scale reformulation of his original insight, showing how, with the eclipse of abstract expressionism, art has deviated irrevocably from the narrative course that Vasari helped define for it in the Renaissance. In the character of the philosophical discipline, there is no such thing as an isolated solution to an isolated problem.
When Danto's classic study was first published in 1965, many regarded Nietzsche as a brilliant but somewhat erratic thinker. We offer prompt and courteous customer service. By the predictive power of the theory Danto means that the theory is able to predict how Nietzsche would have built his theory if he had been able to express himself more clearly. Hinge is visible at one or two points. He would take a word, which had a restricted usage, and begin to give it a far wider application, using it now to describe things that had never been seen as falling within the meaning of that term before. John Losee has summarised the criteria for ideal scientific theory as follows: 1.
I approached Danto with caution, having heard that he was a parser of I read this book during a break from seminary at the Hungarian Pastry Shop across the street from the Cathedral Church of St. How often, after all, does a philosopher, acting in the line of duty, actually help save lives? As I followed the accounts in the New York Times, I thought of how dangerous Nietzsche—as the prophet of the Superman, the critic of herd morality, the self-styled Antichrist—still can be for turbulent minds who discover in him someone, finally, who understands their value, sees into their hearts, knows their hurt, tells them they are beyond good and evil, and licenses their will-to-power. But that makes it all the more urgent to expose his thought to the kind of critique he used as a weapon against so many bodies of philosophical thought—to use against him the weapons he taught us to wield. And they have the extra fascination of perhaps being true, in whatever way it is that philosophy is true. The authors were not historians of philosophy so much as philosophers who, for one reason or other, had some particular interest in a figure from the past. It was a project of highest priority for me, once returned to New York, to examine the relevant volumes of Mind to see if, by a spectacular oversight, the Nietzsche bibliographies had neglected an extraordinary item.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. As a scientist, Chekhov wrote, in the somewhat moralistic idiom with which evolution was discussed at the time, that Nature is doing everything in her power to rid herself of all weaklings and organisms for which she has no use. It was one of those cruel ironic encounters of polar opposites which Max Beerbohm fantastically depicted in a delicious genre of his invention: Charles Darwin and the Archbishop of Canterbury, say, or—to underscore the absurdities of incommunication with more contemporary possibilities—Simone Weil and the editor of Gourmet, Ti-Grace Atkinson and the editor of Playboy, or Che Guevara and the editor of Forbes; caricatures of what organizers of conferences solemnize as dialogue. And Danto himself puts it even more clearly : «the main task was to scrub their writings clean of historical excrescence, and to present them very much as if they might be candidates for tenure in a good respectable philosophy department in a Midwest university». Professor Danto distinguishes between descriptive concepts, concerned with saying how the world is and semantic concepts, which have to do with the application of descriptions of the world.
Danto argues that despite varied approaches, a work of art is always defined by two essential criteria: meaning and embodiment, as well as one additional criterion contributed by the viewer:. Even today, Nietzsche is seen as everything from a precursor of feminism and deconstruction to a prophetic writer and spokesperson for disgruntled teenage boys. Few philosophers are as widely read or as widely misunderstood as Friedrich Nietzsche. Columbia: Columbia University Press, 1980. When Danto's classic study was first published in 1965, many regarded Nietzsche as a brilliant but somewhat erratic thinker. These teachings, which flooded European consciousness as the twentieth century began, seemed to many to be supported by what they knew of his philosophy, more narrowly considered: that philosophy is autobiography, that language is arbitrary, that truth is a lie, and that logic is merely the way a certain species thinks, with none of the certainty or necessity once felt to belong to it.
Even today, Nietzsche is seen as everything from a precursor of feminism and deconstruction to a prophetic writer and spokesperson for disgruntled teenage boys. Danto states his aim as a mission to introduce Nietzsche to analytic philosophy. Conversations with Quine, Davidson, Putnam, Nozick, Danto, Rorty, Cavell, MacIntyre, and Kuhn, transl. Accordingly, he might think to apply sentences, which make a philosophical use of a word, to situations, where the ordinary use of that word is called for. That is, the individual laws.
Hinge is visible at one or two points. When one lays out the propositions, they stand on their own. Presentism is a better label for all the approaches that frame the history consciously into modern perspective. Renowned author and critic Arthur C. Danto's clear and insightful commentaries helped canonize Nietzsche as a philosopher and continue to illuminate subtleties in Nietzsche's work as well as his immense contributions to the philosophies of science, language, and logic.
In other words rational reconstruction «constitutes the basis of logical analysis» of a scientific theory in order to decide if the theory in question can be justified. As Danto points out in his preface, Nietzsche's writings have purportedly inspired recent acts of violence and school shootings. Second, it illustrates some of the tools of analytic philosophy used outside of the Another book by my late professor discusses a continental European philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, using the Anglo-American style of analytic philosophy. Nietzsche, I can hear him stammering as he makes his grateful departure after a desperate change of itinerary. It would be absurd to reply to him that none of us can, because we live in a deterministic world.
A few stains and scores on covers. Table of Contents Intellectual Autobiography of Arthur C. Ex-library, with a library stamp on half-title and top edge and tape marks on back end paper. Arthur Danto was Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Like the Minotaur, however, Nietzsche is a fusion of disparate parts—a subtle philosophical critic of the austere concepts to which gifted thinkers devote entire lifetimes and an intemperate prophet, the vehemence of whose voice carries over into his philosophical investigations. But until then it had seemed to many that Nietzsche had been manhandled into the history of philosophy for want of an obvious alternative space to store him in. Bookseller: , New York, United States.
Danto, however, presented a radically different picture, arguing that Nietzsche offered a systematic and coherent philosophy that anticipated many of the questions that define contemporary philosophy. Then, having immensely widened the scope of the word, he would force it back into the context from which it was originally taken. As it turned out, my essay was too long, but Edwards offered me a contract for a book on Nietzsche if I would agree to shorten the article. And there were those disposed to believe that if he was a philosopher, no one before him could really have been that, since none did quite what he did—he philosophized with a hammer, went mad, barked up every wrong tree in Christendom, wrote stunning prose. This would be to treat his texts as literature.