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  • The Philosophy of Horrorby Noel Carroll

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 52.95

    Noel Carroll, film scholar and philosopher, offers the first serious look at the aesthetics of horror. In this book he discusses the nature and narrative structures of the genre, dealing with horror as a "transmedia" phenomenon. A fan and serious student of the horror genre, Carroll brings to bear his comprehensive knowledge of obscure and forgotten... more...

  • Philosophy of Artby NoŽl Carroll

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    Philosophy of Art is a textbook for undergraduate students interested in the topic of philosophical aesthetics. It introduces the techniques of analytic philosophy as well as key topics such as the representational theory of art, formalism, neo-formalism, aesthetic theories of art, neo-Wittgensteinism, the Institutional Theory of Art. as well as... more...

  • Beyond Aestheticsby NoŽl Carroll

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 43.00

    Claims authorial intention, art history, and morality play a role in our encounter with art works. more...

  • On Criticismby Noel Carroll

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 23.95

    In a recent poll of practicing art critics,†75 percent reported that rendering judgments on artworks was the least significant aspect of their job. This is a†troubling statistic for philosopher and critic Noel Carroll, who argues that that the proper task of the critic is not simply to describe, or to uncover hidden meanings or agendas, but†instead†to... more...

  • Art in Three Dimensionsby NoŽl Carroll

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    Art in Three Dimensions is a collection of essays by one of the most eminent figures in philosophy of art. The animating idea behind No--euml--;l Carroll's work is that philosophers of art should eschew the sort of aestheticism that often implicitly -- but sometimes explicitly, as in the case of aesthetic theories of art and of their commitments... more...

  • Humourby NoŽl Carroll

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    Humour has been discovered in every known human culture and thinkers have discussed it for over two thousand years. Humour can serve many functions; it can be used to relieve stress, to promote goodwill among strangers, to dissipate tension within a fractious group, to display intelligence, and some have even claimed that it improves health and fights... more...

  • Comedy Incarnateby Noel Carroll

    Wiley 2008; US$ 107.95

    In Comedy Incarnate , Noël Carroll surveys the characteristics of Buster Keaton’s unique visual style, to reveal the distinctive experience of watching Keaton’s films. Bold and provocative thesis written by one of America’s foremost film theorists Takes a unique look at the philosophies behind Keaton’s style Weighs visual... more...

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