By James Elkins
In this extraordinary assortment, over twenty of the world's such a lot well-known thinkers at the topic together with Arthur Danto, Stephen Melville, Wendy Steiner, Alexander Nehamas, and Jay Bernstein contemplate the disconnect among those disciplines. the quantity has a extensively leading edge constitution: it starts off with introductions, and centres on an lively dialog between ten historians and aestheticians. That dialog used to be then despatched to 20 students for remark and their responses are very assorted: a few are casual letters and others complete essays with footnotes. a few imagine they've got the reply in hand, and others elevate but extra questions. the quantity ends with synoptic essays, one through a well known aesthetician and the opposite by means of a literary critic.
This stimulating inaugural quantity within the Routledge The paintings Seminar sequence offers now not one yet many solutions to the query; Does philosophy have something to claim to paintings history?
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