The Philosophy of Arthur C. Danto
Edited by Randall E. Auxier and Lewis Edwin Hahn
Volume 33 in the Library of Living Philosophers series
Arthur Danto is the Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University and the most influential philosopher of art in the last half century. As an art critic for The Nation for 25 years and frequent contributor to other widely read outlets such as the New York Review of Books, Danto also has become one of the most respected public intellectuals of his generation. He is the author of some two dozen important books, along with hundreds of articles and reviews which have been the center of both controversy and discussion. In this volume Danto offers his intellectual autobiography and responds to essays by 27 of the keenest critics of his thought from the worlds of philosophy and the arts. The book includes 16 pages of color art reproductions. Danto is the author dozens of books on art, philosophy, the philosophy of art, and art criticism. He is a rare philosopher who is also a public intellectual.
The Library of Living Philosophers is a pioneering series devoted to clarifying the ideas of the world's greatest living philosophers. Each volume focuses on one contemporary philosopher and includes an intellectual autobiography, critical and expository essays by the subject philosopher's scholarly peers, the subject's replies to those essays, and a complete bibliography of the subject's works.
Randall E. Auxier is Editor of the Library of Living Philosophers and Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He is also Editor of the journal The Pluralist. Among the books he has edited are Responses to Royce (2000), Hartshorne and Brightman on God, Process, and Persons (with Mark Y.A. Davies, 2001), and The Philosophy of Richard Rorty (with Lewis Edwin Hahn, 2009).
The late Lewis Edwin Hahn was editor of the Library of Living Philosophers from 1981 to 2001. As Paul Schilpp's successor he edited three LLP volumes with Schilpp and and eight volumes as sole editor, then conceived, planned, and began the creation of seven more volumes. He authored A Contextualistic Theory of Perception (1942), Value: A Co-operative Inquiry (with John Dewey and others, 1949), and A Contextualistic World View (2001). Professor Hahn co-edited The Early Works of John Dewey, 1882–1898 (1967–1972) and wrote numerous articles for scholarly journals and collections.