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William Lyons

William Lyons of Dublin, is a perennial student of philosophy and observer of art and, now that like a medieval abbey doorkeeper he is of ripe age and tried virtue, has become a writer of philosophical dramas--the world premiere of his last play Socrates and his Clouds was in London in June 2013.

Ad Reinhardt, Theology, and ‘Apophatic’ Art

For many years I have wondered whether an apophatic aesthetics, mirroring apophatic theology, might be the correct way to answer one of the basic questions in philosophy of art, “What is the goal aimed at in artistic creativity?”


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2023

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