The Philosophy of Arthur C. Danto

2014.08.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Randall E. Auxier and Lewis Edwin Hahn (eds.), The Philosophy of Arthur C. Danto, Open Court, 2013, xxxii + 798pp., $99.95 (hbk),
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2014.08.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Randall E. Auxier and Lewis Edwin Hahn (eds.), The Philosophy of Arthur C. Danto, Open Court, 2013, xxxii + 798pp., $99.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780812697322. Reviewed by Brian Soucek, University of California, Davis The thirty-third volume of the Library of Living Philosophers is dedicated to the life and thought of Arthur Danto, the philosopher and art critic who died last October. The book is a mixed bag. This might be inevitable in a collection of twenty-seven essays and responses. But the problems go beyond the odd misfire among the contributions. The essays are at once repetitive and crucially under-inclusive; the arrangement is haphazard; and the number of essays that Danto, famous for his generosity, found impenetrable or just wrong is alarmingly high. Few will, and still fewer should, read this book cover-to-cover. The best service I can provide, then, is to highlight what parts more selective readers will. . .

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