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The body/body problem : selected essays

Author: Arthur C Danto
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in The Body/Body Problem, spanning more than twenty-five years, highlight the inseparability of philosophy and art in Arthur C. Danto's work. Here Danto explores the traditional philosophical question of how, as creatures with minds and bodies, we represent - and misrepresent - actual and possible worlds. Addressing philosophical questions of mental representation, Danto presents his distinctive approach  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-
Body/body problem.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98039125
(OCoLC)39679303
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur C Danto
ISBN: 9780520927049 0520927044 0585273766 9780585273761
OCLC Number: 45729719
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 262 pages)
Contents: Representational properties and mind/body identity --
The representational character of ideas and the problem of the external world --
Basic actions and basic concepts --
Action, knowledge and representation --
Outline of a theory of sentential states --
Depiction and description --
Freudian explanations and the language of the unconscious --
History and representation --
The decline and fall of the analytical philosophy of history --
The body/body problem --
Beautiful science and the future of criticism --
In their own voice: philosophical writing and actual experience.
Responsibility: Arthur C. Danto.

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The essays in The Body/Body Problem, spanning more than twenty-five years, highlight the inseparability of philosophy and art in Arthur C. Danto's work. Here Danto explores the traditional philosophical question of how, as creatures with minds and bodies, we represent - and misrepresent - actual and possible worlds. Addressing philosophical questions of mental representation, Danto presents his distinctive approach to some of the most enduring topics in philosophy.

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