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Connections to the World

The Basic Concepts of Philosophy

Connections to the World( )
Author: Danto, Arthur C.
ISBN:978-0-520-20842-1
Publication Date:Mar 1997
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $31.95
Book Description:

Arthur C. Danto's lucid introduction to the central topics of Western philosophical thought remains an unparalleled guide to problems in metaphysics and epistemology that have engaged philosophers for several millennia. Examining the work of Plato, Berkeley, Descartes, Hume, and Wittgenstein, Danto explores debates about empiricism, the mind/body problem, the nature of matter, and the status of language, consciousness, and scientific explanation. In a new preface to this edition...
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Book Details
Pages:312
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / General
Philosophy / History & Surveys / Modern
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.279 x 9.048 x 0.738 Inches
Book Weight:1.153 Pounds
Author Biography
Danto, Arthur C. (Author)
Art critic and philosopher Arthur C. Danto was born in 1924. He received a B.A. from Wayne State University in 1948 and a M.A. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, in 1949 and 1952, respectively. He began teaching at Columbia University in 1951 and has been a professor since 1966. He has received many fellowships and grants including two Guggenheims, ACLS, and Fulbright, and has served as Vice-President and President of the American Philosophical Association, as well as President of the American Society for Aesthetics. His book Encounters and Reflections: Art in the Historical Present, a collection of art criticism, won the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Prize for Criticism. He is also the art critic for The Nation and an editor for the Journal of Philosophy.

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