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Art and Truth after Plato

Tom Rockmore


Despite its foundational role in the history of philosophy, Plato's famous argument that art does not have access to truth or knowledge is now rarely examined, in part because recent philosophers have assumed that Plato’s challenge was resolved long ago. This book argues that Plato has in fact never been satisfactorily answered—and to demonstrate that, it offers a comprehensive account of Plato’s influence through nearly the whole history of Western aesthetics. The book offers a reading of the post-Platonic aesthetic tradition as a series of responses to Plato’s position, examining a diversity ... More

Keywords: philosophy, truth, knowledge, Plato, western aesthetics, Aristotle, poetics, medieval Christians, Kant, critique of judgment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226040028
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226040165.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Rockmore, author