Norman Lillegard

is professor at the University of Tennesee and published several books, articles, reviews and translations on Ethics, Aesthetics, Hermeneutics and Religion.


In a wide-ranging discussion, Almantas Samalavicius and the philosopher Norman Lillegard consider the dangers of relativism, the crisis of education, pleonexia and the economic crisis, and whether literature should provide moral instruction.

Has the end of art, the human need for decoration arrived? As art seemingly dissolves into theorization about art, has it become obsolete altogether, asks Norman Lillegard. This idea, first brought up by G.W.F. Hegel and more recently taken up by Arthur C. Danto inspires Lillegard to reflect on different philosophical thoughts about and search for the spirit in art.

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