4. Déjà vu all Over Again

How Danto's Aesthetics Recapitulates the Philosophy of Mind

  1. Mark Rollins
  1. Jerry A. Fodor

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253045.ch4

Danto and his Critics, Second Edition

Danto and his Critics, Second Edition

How to Cite

Fodor, J. A. (2012) Déjà vu all Over Again, in Danto and his Critics, Second Edition (ed M. Rollins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118253045.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Washington University, USA

Author Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. Philosophers and their Critics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Ernest Lepore

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470673447

Online ISBN: 9781118253045



  • Danto's aesthetics, recapitulating the philosophy of mind;
  • artwork and a “mere thing,” seeming indistinguishable;
  • Danto's thought-experiment, artwork as relational property;
  • intentional realism, as aesthetics learning from philosophy of mind;
  • the centrality, property as artwork figuring in aesthetics;
  • difference between art and rhetoric, distinguishing art from rhetoric;
  • Warhol's Brillo Boxes, on how art differs from life