By Tiziana Andina
“Arthur Danto is a thinker with a procedure, whose a lot mentioned aesthetic conception can't be understood appropriately with no greedy the way it is embedded in his research of motion, historiography and information. even though a few americans have written approximately his process, now we have as but too little comprehension of the way it seems that from the vantage element of Europe. This monograph via a talented younger Italian student, so as to switch that state of affairs. [It] offers a remarkably unique, hugely sympathetic point of view, one who would definitely impact debate in her local state, within the usa, and in every single place that Danto is now being read.”
—David service, Champney relatives Professor, Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Institute of artwork, USA
“Tiziana Andina’s Arthur Danto: thinker of father, written in a pleasant and enthusiastic sort that's particularly appropriate to its topic, may still do a lot to liven up debate in regards to the major topics of Danto’s philosophy of paintings. these subject matters are the following, and for the 1st time, either considered as a complete and positioned within the context of Danto’s broader philosophical commitments, whose metaphysical, epistemological, mental and linguistic underpinnings are made transparent in Andina’s lucid text.”
—Jerrold Levinson, unique collage Professor, collage of Maryland, US
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Knowledge is not a property of x. ) And yet, either knowledge is a property of x or it is a relationship between x and the world. ) knowledge is a relationship between x and the world. Let us return to the utterance in the example (e): “I know that Manhattan is an island” (x knows that e). In a common case such as this it is not possible to verify the truth of e by simply examining our knowledge. We must “go out” into the world and verify that Manhattan is actually an island (Danto 1968, 21).
E is descriptive from the moment it describes a fact, (it states that Manhattan is an island) and has to do with the world. Alongside descriptive utterances there are different types: for example, “e is true” (“it is true that Manhattan is an island”). This second utterance has to do with the world, or part of it (Manhattan), just as e is, but it is also about e: the utterance tells us that e is true or that what e says about the world is true. Utterances of this type are semantic utterances: in other words, they are utterances that deal with the relationship between the world and other utterances.
Let us return to the utterance in the example (e): “I know that Manhattan is an island” (x knows that e). In a common case such as this it is not possible to verify the truth of e by simply examining our knowledge. We must “go out” into the world and verify that Manhattan is actually an island (Danto 1968, 21). It is clear that since x is not one of the conditions of truth of e, the examination of x will not be of any use to me in determining if e is true or false. From the moment that the observation of the world allows us to determine the truth of x, Danto may maintain the following thesis: we can determine if e is true only through an examination of the conditions of truth of e.