Tag Archives: Philosophy of art

Nature and the Self

Eugene Goodheart speaks about his book Desire and Its Discontents, a cultural study of the self, ideology, and desire. In the second segment [14:00], Carl Woodring discusses the research and writing that resulted in his book Nature into Art: Cultural Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Britain. … Continue reading

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Art and Society

Arthur Danto speaks on contemporary art, focusing on mid-twentieth century artists Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol, both of whose literal depictions of objects represent the “transfiguration of the commonplace.” Danto suggests that viewers who find such works confusing can learn … Continue reading

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