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Action, Art, History: Engagements with Arthur C. Danto

by Herwitz Daniel Michael Kelly

Arthur C. Danto is unique among philosophers for the breadth of his philosophical mind, his eloquent writing style, and the generous spirit embodied in all his work. Any collection of essays on his philosophy has to engage him on all these levels, because this is how he has always engaged the world, as a philosopher and person. In this volume, renowned philosophers and art historians revisit Danto's theories of art, action, and history, and the depth of his innovation as a philosopher of culture. Essays explore the importance of Danto's philosophy and criticism for the contemporary art world, along with his theories of perception, action, historical knowledge, and, most importantly for Danto himself, the conceptual connections among these topics. Danto himself continues the conversation by adding his own commentary to each essay, extending the debate with characteristic insight, graciousness, and wit. Contributors include Frank Ankersmit, Hans Belting, Stanley Cavell, Donald Davidson, Lydia Goehr, Gregg Horowitz, Philip Kitcher, Daniel Immerwahr, Daniel Herwitz, and Michael Kelly, testifying to the far-reaching effects of Danto's thought. Danto brought to philosophy the artist's unfettered imagination, and his ideas about postmodern culture are virtual road maps of the present art world. This volume pays tribute to both Danto's brilliant capacity to move between philosophy and contemporary culture and his pathbreaking achievements in philosophy, art history, and art criticism.

Assault

by Michael Kelly

A 24-year-old Limerick man has been remanded in custody in connection with an assault in the city in which a brother of the late councilor Michael Kelly was injured.

A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

by Michael Kelly

Following an analysis of the work of Stanley Cavell, Arthur Danto, Umberto Eco, Susan Sontag, and other philosophers of the 1960s who made aesthetics more responsive to contemporary art, Kelly considers Sontag's aesthetics in greater detail.

Transformers Dark of the Moon: The Junior Novel

by Michael Kelly

In this fast-paced and engaging junior novelization of Transformers: Dark of The Moon, a long-lost spaceship from Cybertron is discovered on the moon. What secrets does it hold? The race to find out begins when the Decepticons come out of hiding to take over and the Autobots fight back to save their new home.

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