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  • Aesthetic Creationby Nick Zangwill

    Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 32.99

    What is the purpose of a work of art? What drives us to make art? Why do we value art and consume it? Nick Zangwill argues that we cannot understand the nature of art without first having answers to these fundamental questions. On his view, which he dubs 'the Aesthetic Creation Theory', a work of art is something created for a particular aesthetic... more...

  • Aesthetics: Volume 1by G. W. F. Hegel; T. M. Knox

    Clarendon Press 1998; US$ 74.99

    In his Aesthetics Hegel gives full expression to his seminal theory of art. He surveys the history of art from ancient India, Egypt, and Greece through to the Romantic movement of his own time, criticizes major works, and probes their meaning and significance; his rich array of examples gives broad scope for his judgement and makes vivid his exposition... more...

  • Against Coherenceby Erik J. Olsson

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 47.99

    It is tempting to think that, if a person's beliefs are coherent, they are also likely to be true. Indeed, this truth-conduciveness claim is the cornerstone of the popular coherence theory of knowledge and justification. Hitherto much confusion has been caused by the inability of coherence theorists to define their central concept. Nor have they... more...

  • Agency and Answerabilityby Gary Watson

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    Since the 1970s Gary Watson has published a series of brilliant and highly influential essays on human action, examining such questions as: in what ways are we free and not free, rational and irrational, responsible or not for what we do? Moral philosophers and philosophers of action will welcome this collection, representing one of the most important... more...

  • AntiFascism and Memory in East Germanyby Josie McLellan

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 189.99

    AntiFascism and Memory in East Germany sheds new light on the legacy of the Spanish Civil War, the way in which societies remember, and the nature of state socialism. It combines cultural, social, and political history to examine the ways in which the legacy of the International Brigades was commemorated in the German Democratic Republic. - ;AntiFascism... more...

  • Antonin Artaud's Writing Bodiesby Adrian Morfee

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 164.99

    This book studies the development of Artaud's thinking throughout his career on such issues as the body, theology, language, and identity. His late poetry is discussed in depth and new attention is paid to the verbal details of his writing and to the way he builds up his ideas. Artaud emerges as a man of ideas performing disturbing conceptual work,... more...

  • The Architecture of the Imaginationby Shaun Nichols

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 37.99

    This volume brings together specially written essays by leading researchers on the propositional imagination. This is the mental capacity we exploit when we imagine that Holmes has a bad habit or that there are zombies. It plays an essential role in philosophical theorizing, engaging with fiction, and indeed in everyday life. The Architecture of the... more...

  • Aristotleby Stephen Makin

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 59.99

    Stephen Makin presents a clear and accurate new translation of an influential and much-discussed part of Aristotle's philosophical system, accompanied by an analytical and critical commentary focusing on philosophical issues. In Book Theta of the Metaphysics Aristotle introduces the concepts of actuality and potentiality---which were to remain... more...

  • Aristotle on Teleologyby Monte Ransome Johnson

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 49.99

    Monte Johnson examines one of the most controversial aspects of Aristiotle's natural philosophy: his teleology. Is teleology about causation or explanation? Does it exclude or obviate mechanism, determinism, or materialism? Is it focused on the good of individual organisms, or is god or man the ultimate end of all processes and entities? Is teleology... more...

  • Armed Struggle and the Search for Stateby Yezid Sayigh

    Clarendon Press 1997; US$ 144.99

    Based on unprecedented access to PLO archives and personnel, this groundbreaking new study represents the definitive history of the Palestinian national movement. Spanning the 45 years from the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 to the PLO-Israel accord of 1993, it sheds radical new light on the history of the Middle East in the last half... more...