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The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy

By George Smith

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180 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138186484
pub: 2018-07-03
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In The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy, Smith argues that Western Metaphysics has indeed come to what Heidegger describes as "an end." That is hardly to say philosophy as such is over or soon to disappear; rather, its 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 and across culture in all its locations. To this end, Smith proposes the establishment of schools and social networks that advance 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


Part I: The Artist-Philosopher

1. Nietzsche & Hegel

2. Goethe & Rabelais

3. Sherman & Cézanne

Part II: New Philosophy

4. Heidegger’s Calling

5. The Age of Addiction

6. The Saying of Parmenides



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