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Arthur C. Danto

Title | Organization: 
Johnsonian Professor Emeritus Philosophy | Columbia University

 

In Memoriam: 1924-2013

 

B.A., Wayne State University (1948)
M.A., Columbia University (1949)
Ph.D., Columbia University (1952)

Professor Danto has been with Columbia since 1951, a professor since 1966. He has been the recipient of many fellowships and grants including two Guggenheims, ACLS, and Fulbright.  Professor Danto has served as Vice-President and President of the American Philosophical Association, as well as President of the American Society for Aesthetics. He is the author of numerous books, including Nietzsche as Philosopher, Mysticism and Morality, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, Narration and Knowledge, Connections to the World: The Basic Concepts of Philosophy, and Encounters and Reflections: Art in the Historical Present, a collection of art criticism which won the National Book Critics Circle Prize for Criticism, 1990. His most recent book is Embodied Meanings: Critical Essays and Aesthetic Meditations. Art critic for The Nation, he has also published numerous articles in other journals. In addition, he is an editor of the Journal of Philosophy and consulting editor for various other publications.

Areas of Specialization: 

Philosophy of Art; Theory of Representations; Philosophical Psychology