By James Elkins

In this remarkable assortment, over twenty of the world's such a lot well-liked thinkers at the topic together with Arthur Danto, Stephen Melville, Wendy Steiner, Alexander Nehamas, and Jay Bernstein contemplate the disconnect among those disciplines. the amount has a substantially leading edge constitution: it starts with introductions, and centres on an lively dialog between ten historians and aestheticians. That dialog used to be then despatched to 20 students for statement and their responses are very different: a few are casual letters and others complete essays with footnotes. a few imagine they've got the reply in hand, and others bring up but extra questions. the amount ends with synoptic essays, one by means of a admired aesthetician and the opposite by means of a literary critic.

This stimulating inaugural quantity within the Routledge The artwork Seminar sequence provides now not one yet many solutions to the query; Does philosophy have whatever to claim to paintings history?

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