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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
In this book, McMahon argues that a reading of Kant?s body of work in the light of a pragmatist theory of meaning and language (which arguably is a Kantian legacy) leads one to put community reception ahead of individual reception in the order of aesthetic relations. A core premise of the book is that neo-pragmatism draws attention to an otherwise... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Language and History in Theodor W. Adorno's Notes to Literature explores Adorno?s essays on literature as an independent contribution to his aesthetics with an emphasis on his theory and practice of literary interpretation. Essential to Adorno?s essays is his unorthodox treatment of language and history and his elaboration of the links between the... 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...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 29.99
Published in 1913, Thomas Mann?s Death in Venice is one of the most widely read novellas in any language. In the 1970s, Benjamin Britten adapted it into an opera, and Lucchino Visconti turned it into a successful film. Reading these works from a philosophical perspective, Philip Kitcher connects the predicament of the novella?s central character to... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2013; US$ 101.64
Hauptbeschreibung Der Dialog De E apud Delphos gehört zu den meistdiskutierten Texten des griechischen Philosophen und Polyhistors Plutarch von Chaironeia (ca. 45-120 n. Chr.). Unter der Prämisse, dass sich in dem rätselhaften Weihegeschenk in Form eines E an seinem Tempel in Delphi das Wesen des Gottes Apollon als eines Inspirators zur Philosophie... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 49.99
Between 1918 and 1933, the masses became a decisive preoccupation of European culture, fueling modernist movements in art, literature, architecture, theater, and cinema, as well as the rise of communism, fascism, and experiments in radical democracy. Spanning aesthetics, cultural studies, intellectual history, and political theory, this volume unpacks... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 31.00
In this innovative collection, a distinguished group of international authors dare to think psychoanalytically about the legacies of political violence and suffering in relation to post-traumatic cultures worldwide. They build on maverick art historian Aby Warburg?s project of combining social, cultural, anthropological and psychological analyses of... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available
This collection of 16 essays brings 20th-century French philosopher Henri Bergson's work on immanence together with the latest ideas in art theory and the practice of immanent art as found in painting, photography, film and performance. more...
- Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 41.99
Why were modernist works of art, literature, and music that were neither by nor about Jews nevertheless interpreted as Jewish? In this book, Neil Levi explores how the antisemitic fantasy of a mobile, dangerous, contagious Jewish spirit unfolds in the antimodernist polemics of Richard Wagner, Max Nordau, Wyndham Lewis, and Louis-Ferdinand Celine, reaching... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99
The Aesthetic Brain takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey through the world of beauty, pleasure, and art. Chatterjee uses neuroscience to probe how an aesthetic sense is etched in our minds and evolutionary psychology to explain why aesthetic concerns feature centrally in our lives. Along the way, Chatterjee addresses fundamental questions: What... more...