[lit-ideas] Dantoniana

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"Arthur C. Danto, a philosopher ... died on Friday at his home  in 

"Danto was a longtime philosophy professor at Columbia."
"Arthur Coleman Danto was born in Ann Arbor, Mich.,"

"Danto did graduate work in philosophy at Columbia University, and he  
studied with Maurice Merleau-Ponty in Paris."

Danto "avoided negative criticism, which he considered cruel".
--- The Wikipedia entry has some further info, including a list of his  
work. My favourite of his concepts is that of basic action -- narratologically  

Nietzsche as Philosopher (1965)
What Philosophy Is  (1968)
Analytical Philosophy of Action (1973)
Analytical Philosophy of  Knowledge
Sartre (Fontana Modern Masters, 1975)
The Transfiguration of the  Commonplace (1981)
Narration and Knowledge (1985) - Including earlier book  Analytical 
Philosophy of History (1965)
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement  of Art (1986)
Mysticism and Morality: Oriental Thought and Moral Philosophy  (1987)
Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective  
Connections to the World: The Basic Concepts of Philosophy  (1997)
After the End of Art (1997)
The Abuse of Beauty (2003)
Red  Grooms (2004)
Andy Warhol (2009)
"The Artworld" (1964) Journal of Philosophy LXI, 571-584
The State of  the Art (1987)
Encounters and Reflections: Art in the Historical Present  (1990)
Playing With the Edge: The Photographic Achievement of Robert  Mapplethorpe 
The Wake of Art: Criticism, Philosophy, and the Ends of  Taste (1998)
Hegel's End-of-Art Thesis (1999)
Philosophizing Art: Selected  Essays (1999)
The Madonna of the Future: Essays in a Pluralistic Art World  (2000)
The Body/Body Problem: Selected Essays (2001)
The Poetry of Meaning  and Loss: The Glass Dresses of Karen LaMonte 
(2005)[9] Karen  LaMonte
Unnatural Wonders: Essays from the Gap Between Art and Life  (2007)
Architectural Principles in the Art of Sean Scully (2007)
Further reading: 
Action, Art, History: Engagements with Arthur C.  Danto: A collection of 
essays edited by Daniel Herwitz and Michael Kelly,  including contributions by 
Frank Ankersmit, Hans Belting, Stanley Cavell, Donald  Davidson, Lydia 
Goehr, Gregg Horowitz, Philip Kitcher, Daniel Immerwahr, Daniel  Herwitz and 
Michael Kelly and replies by Danto himself.

Danto and his Critics (1993). A collection of essays including  
contributions by David Carrier, Richard Wollheim, Jerry Fodor, and George  

Danto and His Critics: Art History, Historiography and After the End of  
Art. An issue of History and Theory Journal where philosophers David Carrier,  
Frank Ankersmit, Noël Carroll, Michael Kelly, Brigitte Hilmer, Robert 
Kudielka,  Martin Seeland and Jacob Steinbrenner address his work; includes a 
final reply  by the author.
Tiziana Andina, Arthur Danto: Philosopher of Pop, Cambridge  Scholars 
Publishing, 2011
D. Seiple, "Arthur C. Danto," in Philip B.  Dematteis, ed., Dictionary of 
Literary Biography 273 (2003), 39-48
"Is it art?" - an interview with Alan Saunders of ABC Radio National  
Biography Arthur C. Danto's Biography on Columbia University  Website.
"Danto on Art" The Partially Examined Life - Episode 16 (podcast by  
interpreters without Danto participating)

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