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Arthur C. Danto

(b. 1924)


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(1924– )

Philosophy professor at Columbia University (1966–87) whose major works include Nietzsche as Philosopher (1965). He is however best known as a philosopher of art, and art critic, and especially for the concept of the ‘artworld’, an ingredient in the institutional theory of art. Other works include The Transfiguration of the Commonplace (1981), Encounters and Reflections: Art in the Historical Present (1990) and Embodied Meanings: Critical Essays and Aesthetic Meditations (1994).

Subjects: Philosophy.


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