Surface and Deep Interpretation

Peg Brand, Myles Brand

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDanto and his Critics, Second Edition
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780470673447
StatePublished - Jul 2 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Analogy with human action, interpreting works of art
  • Artworks "misconstituted when interpretation is wrong"
  • Causal Theory of Action, action in virtue of its causal roles
  • Content Dependency, tracing the artist's intellectual development
  • Danto's claim, of interpretation, constitutive of a work of art
  • Danto, on surface interpretation, prerequisite for a deep interpretation
  • No works of art, being without an interpretation
  • Philosophical disenfranchisement of art

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities

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