Art and Truth after Plato by Tom Rockmore

By Tom Rockmore

Despite its foundational function within the heritage of philosophy, Plato’s recognized argument that paintings doesn't have entry to fact or wisdom is now hardly tested, partly 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 deals a entire account of Plato’s effect via approximately the full background of Western aesthetics.


Rockmore bargains a cogent analyzing of the post-Platonic aesthetic culture as a sequence of responses to Plato’s place, studying a gorgeous range of thinkers and ideas. He visits Aristotle’s Poetics, the medieval Christians, Kant’s Critique of Judgment, Hegel’s phenomenology, Marxism, social realism, Heidegger, and lots of different works and thinkers, finishing with a robust synthesis that lands on 4 important aesthetic arguments that philosophers have debated. greater than a trifling background of aesthetics, Art and fact after Plato offers a clean examine an historic query, bringing it into modern relief.

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