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By Tom Rockmore

Despite its foundational position within the historical past of philosophy, Plato’s recognized argument that paintings doesn't have entry to fact or wisdom is now hardly tested, partly simply because fresh philosophers have assumed that Plato’s problem used to be resolved some time past. In Art and fact after Plato, Tom Rockmore argues that Plato has in truth by no means been satisfactorily answered—and to illustrate that, he bargains a entire account of Plato’s impact via approximately the complete heritage of Western aesthetics.

 

Rockmore bargains a cogent studying of the post-Platonic aesthetic culture as a sequence of responses to Plato’s place, studying a beautiful range of thinkers and concepts. He visits Aristotle’s Poetics, the medieval Christians, Kant’s Critique of Judgment, Hegel’s phenomenology, Marxism, social realism, Heidegger, and plenty of different works and thinkers, finishing with a robust synthesis that lands on 4 principal aesthetic arguments that philosophers have debated. greater than an insignificant background of aesthetics, Art and fact after Plato offers a clean examine an historic query, bringing it into modern relief.

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