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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00
The fundamental idea of Surrealism is a philosophical trope that can be understood in terms of its Neoplatonic legacy as a basic insight into what lies beyond reality ? that is, specifically, the surreal. This volume addresses boundary-breaking thought in art and philosophy, concluding Hogrebe?s anthropological quartet Risky Proximity to Life (2010),... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
The nature of representation is a central topic in philosophy. This is the first book to connect problems with understanding representational artifacts, like pictures, diagrams, and inscriptions, to the philosophies of science, mind, and art. Can images be a source of knowledge? Are images merely conventional signs, like words? What is the relationship... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00
This study examines the place of the arts in contemporary society. Beyond the illusion of autonomy and beyond strategies of pure aestheticization, what standing can art have in society and how can it change its status? In seeking answers to these questions, the author turns back to the 20th century and to the sometimes competing, sometimes complementary... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 94.99
Santayana at 150: International Interpretations is an anthology gathering seventeen scholar?s essays on the thought and life of Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana. Themes considered include: materialism, naturalistic ethics, aesthetics, and cosmopolitanism. This volume marks the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of Santayana?s birth.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
In this new study, Cristina Chimisso explores the work of the French Philosopher of Science, Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) by situating it within French cultural life of the first half of the century. The book is introduced by a study - based on an analysis of portraits and literary representations - of how Bachelard's admirers transformed him into... more...
- University Press of America 2013; US$ 64.99
Comparing the Kantian sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian, Erman Kaplama introduces two new principles to philosophy of art: transition and motion. Drawing on the Heraclitean logos and phusis , he explores the notion of transition ( ‹bergang ) in Kant?s Opus Postumum and revises the idea of nature as the principle of motion ( phusis ... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
A collection of newly composed essays, some with a historical focus and some with a contemporary focus, which addresses the problem of explaining the appeal of artworks whose appreciation entails negative or difficult emotions on the appreciator's part - what has traditionally been known as "the paradox of tragedy". more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 22.95
On the New looks at the economies of exchange and valuation that drive modern culture's key sites: the intellectual marketplace and the archive. As ideas move from one context to another, newness is created. This continuous shifting of the line that separates the valuable from the worthless, culture from profanity, is at the center of Boris Groys's... more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 19.95
From the ruins of communism, Boris Groys emerges to provoke our interest in the aesthetic goals pursued with such catastrophic consequences by its founders. Interpreting totalitarian art and literature in the context of cultural history, this brilliant essay likens totalitarian aims to the modernists’ goal of producing world-transformative art.... more...
- Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 25.99
Environmental aesthetics crosses several commonly recognized divides: between analytic and continental philosophy, Eastern and Western traditions, universalizing and historicizing approaches, and theoretical and practical concerns. This volume sets out to show how these,perspectives can be brought into conversation with one another. The first part... more...