Aesthetics

 
Read Chapter 7 of Danto’s Transfiguration of the Commonplace. In it, Danto writes: “The concept of expression can
be reduced to the concept of metaphor when the way in which something is represented is taken in connection with
the subject represented” (p. 197). First expound Danto’s account of metaphor as clearly as you can and then explain
how he links it to the concept of expression. Finally assess Danto’s argument: do you think appealing to metaphor is
the best way to understand artistic expression? Why or why not?

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