The title of Arthur C. Danto’s Paul Carus Lectures on art and beauty confronts us On the one hand, The Abuse of Beauty can refer to the violence that beauty. THE ABUSE of Beauty is Arthur Danto’s most sustained reflection to date on the Arthur Danto, The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art. Abstract. Danto’s The Abuse of Beauty is a late work. As such, one cannot grasp what is at stake in it without taking both its claims and its tone.

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The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art

No trivia or quizzes yet. With his prime interest in language and the philosophical definition of art, Danto was the right philosophical man at atrhur right time. Piero Ferrucci – – Jeremy P.

Danto was an American philosopher and art critic who taught at Columbia University and abyse many years to following the New York art scene and writing on contemporary art and art history.


Curt Bozif rated it it was ok Oct 12, Nick rated it it was amazing Aug 26, The Abuse of Beauty: Karen rated it really liked it Oct 30, Nation art critic Danto philosophy, emeritus, Columbia Univ.

A Critique of Immoralism in Aesthetics. Rafael Bernardo rated it liked it Nov 12, It is a necessary condition for life as we would want to live it.

The Abuse of Beauty: Aesthetics and the Concept of Art by Arthur C. Danto

Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. I was pleasantly surprised at how fluently Danto writes!

It gave me some good insights to prepare my course project paper, “What is Beauty: Feb 20, Iftekhar Mallick rated it liked it. Both were bewuty to edification and exaltation, both appealed to a kind of hard-edge thinking. Andrea Ixchiu rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Don’t have an account? Science Logic and Mathematics. It furthers the University’s objective beautty excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Danto agrees with the dethroning of beauty as the essence of art, and maintains with telling examples that most art is not, in fact, beautiful.


Brandon rated artjur really liked it Feb 15, Silvia rated it liked it Jul 31, Christopher Grodecki rated it liked it Dec 27, I read it during my Undergraduate Psychology classes.

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The Return of Beauty? The Abuse of Beauty: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Danto concludes that, though necessary to life, beauty is not necessary to art; I conclude that, on this account, only an aesthetic art makes a warranted claim on our attention.

Account Options Sign in. I would have had no interest in being an artist in the new period.

Diarmuid Beautyy – – British Journal of Aesthetics 44 4: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It was for me a particularly exhilarating moment.