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Arthur Danto, 1929-2013

By Praymont
Arthur Danto's obituary and a reminiscence by one of his colleagues at The Nation.
Akeel Bilgrami and Sidney Morgenbesser remember Danto:
Premonitions of that defection were there for us to see for some years before, when in his editorial judgements at the Journal of Philosophy and in his stray remarks he would betray a mild weariness with the way Philosophy had gone: the tedium of some of its professional protocols, the barbarous idiom of some of its writing, the lack of chivalry in some of its argumentative combat, and the routines of its reinvention of familiar and tired ideas.
Santiago Zabala on Danto:
Not only was Danto a leader within the academy as the author of classical studies on Nietzsche and aesthetics and as president of the American Philosophical Association and the American Society of Aesthetics, but he was also among the most important art critics in the world. Since 1984 he was an art critic for The Nation and Artforum and received several international awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1990, the Frank Jewett Mather Award in 1996, and the French Prix de Philosophie in 2003.
Michael Kelly's interview of Danto in 2000 at BOMB Magazine.
Arthur Danto: 01/17/2006 from MFA Art Crit on Vimeo.

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