History and the Philosophy of Art

Abstract In this essay I trace the role of history in the philosophy of art from the early twentieth century to the present, beginning with the rejection of history by formalists like Clive Bell. I then attempt to show how the arguments of people like Morris Weitz and Arthur Danto led to a re-appreciation of history by philosophers of art such as Richard Wollheim, Jerrold Levinson, Robert Stecker and others.
Keywords formalism   Stecker   form of life   Bell   history   Weitz   Wollheim   expression   philosophy of art   narrativism   Levinson
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DOI 10.1163/187226311X599862
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