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By James Elkins

In this unparalleled assortment, over twenty of the world's such a lot fashionable thinkers at the topic together with Arthur Danto, Stephen Melville, Wendy Steiner, Alexander Nehamas, and Jay Bernstein reflect on the disconnect among those disciplines. the amount has a significantly cutting edge constitution: it starts off with introductions, and centres on an lively dialog between ten historians and aestheticians. That dialog was once then despatched to 20 students for observation and their responses are very diversified: 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 by way of a favorite aesthetician and the opposite through a literary critic.

This stimulating inaugural quantity within the Routledge The paintings Seminar sequence provides now not one yet many solutions to the query; Does philosophy have something to assert to paintings history?

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