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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 100.99
Drawing on the philosophies of art developed by the continental authors and studies of Anglo-American philosophers, this book presents a panorama of the philosophy of art. It discusses definitions offered from the analytical school including Arthur Dantos representationalism, Diperts theories of artefactualism, Dickies institutional... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
This book is a critical introduction to contemporary French philosopher Jacques Rancière. It is the first introduction in any language to cover all of his major work and offers an accessible presentation and searching evaluation of his significant contributions to the fields of politics, pedagogy, history, literature, film theory and aesthetics.... more...
- Routledge 1997; US$ 29.95
This book introduces and assesses Mill's life and the background of Utilitarianism and its continuing importance to philosophical thought. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 36.95
Literature, like the visual arts, poses its own philosophical problems. While literary theorists have discussed the nature of literature intensively, analytic philosophers have usually dealt with literary problems either within the general framework of aesthetics or else in a way that is accessible only to a philosophical audience. The present book... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1997; US$ 33.95
This book presents an up-to-date introduction to the subject that captures the excitement and passion of art itself. It opens by exploring why art is important to us and goes on to grip the reader with a discussion of all of the areas central to aesthetics: aesthetic experience, representation, expression, definition of art, evaluation, interpretation,... more...
- Routledge 2001; US$ 40.95
This is an interesting, as well as controversial, exploration of what art is and why it is valuable. Young reflects on the essence of art and argues that it provides insight into human nature. This text will be of interest to all philosophers. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Presenting a fascinating analysis of the idea of what can't be said, this book ascertains whether the notion of there being a truth, or a state of affairs, or knowledge that can't be expressed linguistically is a coherent notion. The author distinguishes different senses in which it might be said that something can't be said. The first part looks at... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00
This is the only available systematic overview of German aesthetics from 1750 to the present. It begins with the work of Baumgarten and covers all the major writers on German aesthetics that follow. It offers a clear, non-technical exposition of ideas, placing these in a wider philosophical context where necessary. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 27.00
In this book Richard Eldridge presents a clear and compact survey of philosophical theories of the nature and significance of art, drawing on materials from classical and contemporary philosophy as well as from literary theory and art criticism. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 113.95
In An Introduction to Kant’s Aesthetics , Christian Wenzel discusses and demystifies Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment, guiding the reader each step of the way and placing key points of discussion in the context of Kant’s other work. Explains difficult concepts in plain language, using numerous examples and a helpful glossary.... more...