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Owen Hulatt

Associate Lecturer, University of York

Owen Hulatt is an associate lecturer in philosophy at the University of York. His research focuses on aesthetics, post-Kantianism, social philosophy, and Adorno. His latest book is Adorno’s Theory of Aesthetic and Philosophical Truth (Columbia University Press, 2016).

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Has art ended again?

Owen Hulatt

My thanks to everyone for their comments. Some responses -

- There is an absence of Duchamp in the essay. I would agree that a full exploration of the view would need to take Duchamp into account – and Danto certainly does this in his work. But for Danto’s part, I believe his conviction that art had (in his sense) ended was spurred by his coming into contact with Warhol’s Brillo Boxes. For this reason, I focus on this encounter as a means of laying out the source of Danto’s conviction, and what it might rest on in his case.

- It certainly seems plausible that art will never die, nor lose its power to move us, or be of value. But this is Danto and Hegel’s claim too. Art as a ...

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