New PDF release: Art and Truth after Plato

By Tom Rockmore

ISBN-10: 022604002X

ISBN-13: 9780226040028

ISBN-10: 022627263X

ISBN-13: 9780226272634

Despite its foundational function within the background of philosophy, Plato’s recognized argument that artwork doesn't have entry to fact or wisdom is now hardly tested, partially simply because fresh philosophers have assumed that Plato’s problem was once resolved in the past. In Art and fact after Plato, Tom Rockmore argues that Plato has in reality by no means been satisfactorily answered—and to illustrate that, he bargains a accomplished account of Plato’s effect via approximately the full heritage of Western aesthetics.


Rockmore deals a cogent analyzing of the post-Platonic aesthetic culture as a chain of responses to Plato’s place, interpreting 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 crucial aesthetic arguments that philosophers have debated. greater than an insignificant background of aesthetics, Art and fact after Plato offers a clean examine an old query, bringing it into modern relief.

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