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Aesthetics

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  • Beauty and the Beastby Stewart A. McDowall

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    What do we mean when we call an object or experience "beautiful"? What are the mental, cognitive, psychological and spiritual processes that transpire when we encounter something with significant aesthetic value? These questions are at the heart of the insightful Beauty and the Beast: An Essay in Evolutionary Aesthetic, a long-form exploration... more...

  • Verwantschap in Extremenby Marc de Wilde

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 69.50

    De filosoof Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) en de jurist Carl Schmitt (1889-1985) behoren tot de eersten die de terugkeer van religie in moderne democratieËn onder de aandacht brachten en onderwierpen aan een scherpe analyse. In de jaren twintig en dertig zouden zij een dialoog met elkaar zijn aangegaan over politieke theologie. Deze dialoog tussen Schmitt... more...

  • The Science of Sensibilityby Koen Vermeir; Michael Funk Deckard

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    Attracting philosophers, politicians, artists as well as the educated reader, Edmund Burke's Philosophical Enquiry, first published in 1757, was a milestone in western thinking. This edited volume will take the 250th anniversary of the Philosophical Enquiry as an occasion to reassess Burke's prominence in the history of ideas. Situated on the... more...

  • Der Krieg der Einzelnenby Bettina von Reden

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 31.48

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Autorin Lin Bai (geb. 1958) gehört mit ihrem umfassenden essayistischen und belletristischen Werk seit Ende der 1980er Jahre zu den wichtigsten Vertreterinnen der gegenwärtigen chinesischen Frauenliteratur. Ihre literarisch anspruchsvollen Texte zeichnen ein facettenreiches, düsteres Bild der Lebensrealität der Frau in der chinesischen... more...

  • Im Namen der Aufklärungby Otfried Höffe

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 28.53

    <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Was ist Aufkl&auml;rung und worin liegt ihre nicht nur europ&auml;ische, sondern interkulturelle Bedeutung?</span><br /><br />Dieser Frage widmete sich ein chinesisch-deutsches Symposium in Peking anl&auml;sslich des Besuchs von Bildungsministerin Annette Schavan.... more...

  • Wittgenstein and Aestheticsby Alessandro Arbo; Michel LeDu; Sabine Plaud

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    Wittgenstein has written a great number of remarks relevant to aesthetical issues: he has questioned the relation between aesthetics and psychology as well as the status of our norms of judgment; he has drawn philosophers? attention to such topics as aspect-seeing and aspect-dawning, and has brought insights into the nature of our aesthetic... more...

  • The Aesthetics of the Graz Schoolby Venanzio Raspa

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 154.00

    This is the first volume devoted to the aesthetics of the Graz school. V. Raspa?s introduction gives an outline of the aesthetic themes and exponents of the school. D. Jacquette argues for a Meinongian subjectivistic aesthetic value theory. B. Langlet deals with aesthetic properties and emotions. Ch.G. Allesch presents Witasek's aesthetics... more...

  • Subjectivity, Process, and Rationalityby Michel Weber; Pierfrancesco Basile

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 168.00

    This volume gathers prominent international scholars to celebrate the complex legacy of Reiner Wiehl, whose work has been instrumental in bringing together the European tradition of prima philosophia as represented by Plato, Spinoza, Kant and Hegel, with the adventurous speculative renewal of the twentieth century by Alfred North Whitehead.... more...

  • Oberfläche - Hallraum - Referenzhölle: Postdramatische Diskurse um Text, Theater und zeitgenössische Ästhetik am Beispiel von Rainald Goetz' "Jeff Koons".by Nils Lehnert

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 28.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Terminus 'Postdramatik' ist in den vergangenen Jahren zu einem unschar-fen, analytisch unzulänglichen Sammelbegriff angewachsen. Nils Lehnert systematisiert diesen Diskurs in seiner Studie durch klare und mehrstufige Abgrenzungen. Zugrunde gelegt wird die Trennung der prinzipiell autonomen Sphären von Text(genre) und Aufführungspraxis:... more...