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The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy

By George Smith

© 2017 – Routledge

280 pages

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Hardback: 9781138186484
pub: 2018-06-01

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In The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy, Smith argues that philosophy has indeed come to what Heidegger described as "an end." That is hardly to say philosophy as such is over or soon to disappear; rather that its useful purpose as a medium of cultural change and as a generator of history has run its course. He thus calls for a New Philosophy, conceptualized by the artist-philosopher who "makes" or "poeticizes" New Philosophy, spanning literary and theoretical discourses and operating across art in all its forms. To this end, Smith proposes the establishment of schools and social networks that serve as education programs for the training and development of artist-philosophers, as well as global digital networks that are themselves designed toward this "ever-becoming community."

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is New Philosophy? 1. The Philosopher as Artist and the Artist as Philosopher 2. The Artist-Philosopher in the Age of Technology Addiction 3. The State Conclusion: A Brief History of an Ever-Becoming Community

About the Author

George Smith is Founder, President and Professor of Philosophy and Visual Culture at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, USA

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the fields of art and visual studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into visual culture and art practice, theory, and research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / General
ART / Criticism & Theory
EDUCATION / Arts in Education
PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics
PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Phenomenology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies