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Aesthetics

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  • Aesthetics in a Multicultural Ageby Emory Elliott; Lou Freitas Caton; Jeffrey Rhyne

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 72.99

    Aesthetics in a Multicultural Age examines a variety of significant multidisciplinary and multicultural topics within the subject of aesthetics. Addressing the vexed relation of the arts and criticism to current political and cultural concerns, the contributors to this volume attempt to bridge the two decades-old gap between scholars and critics... more...

  • Kant and the Power of Imaginationby Jane Kneller

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 37.00

    An exploration of imagination as a creative power in Kant's aesthetics and his philosophical enterprise. more...

  • The Sublimeby Philip Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 26.95

    Often labelled as ?indescribable?, the sublime is a term that has been debated for centuries amongst writers, artists, philosophers and theorists. Usually related to ideas of the great, the awe-inspiring and the overpowering, the sublime has become a complex yet crucial concept in many disciplines. Offering historical overviews and explanations, Philip... more...

  • Sociology, Religion and Graceby Arpad Szakolczai

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Grace is a central concept of theology, while the term also has a wide range of meanings in many fields. For the first time in book format, the sociology of grace (or enchantment) is comprehensively explained in detail, with fascinating results. The author?s writings on this topic take the reader on an intriguing journey which traverses subjects... more...

  • Aesthetic Ideologyby Paul de Man; Andrzej Warminski; Andrzej Warminksi

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 60.00

    Offers the definitive resource to de Man's thoughts on philosophy, politics, and history. The texts collected here were written or delivered as lectures during the last years of de Man's life, between 1977 and 1983. Many of them have never been available previously in any form. more...

  • Analytical Psychology and German Classical Aesthetics: Goethe, Schiller, and Jung, Volume 1by Paul Bishop

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 47.95

    In this volume, Paul Bishop investigates the extent to which analytical psychology draws on concepts found in German classical aesthetics. It aims to place analytical psychology in the German-speaking tradition of Goethe and Schiller, with which Jung was well acquainted. Analytical Psychology and German Classical Aesthetics argues that analytical... more...

  • Knowing Artby Matthew Kieran; Dominic McIver Lopes

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 49.68

    Artworks potentially convey two kinds of knowledge. They obviously afford knowledge of art itself, and they also afford general empirical knowledge, especially knowledge of human psychology and value. ?Knowing Art? collects ten original essays written by leading philosophers who distill and build upon recent work at the intersection of aesthetics... more...

  • The Total Work of Artby Matthew Wilson Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 40.95

    The Total Work of Art provides a broad survey that incorporates many canonical artists into a single narrative. With particular attention to the influence of the Total Work of Art on modern theatre and performance, this brief introduction will also be of interest to students in such fields as film studies, music history, history of art, cultural... more...

  • Marvelous Imagesby Kendall Walton

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 27.99

    The twelve essays by Kendall Walton in this volume address a broad range of issues concerning the arts. Walton introduces an innovative account of aesthetic value, and explores relations between aesthetic value and values of other kinds. His classic "Categories of Art" is included, as is "Transparent Pictures," his controversial account of what is... more...

  • Philosophy and Conceptual Artby Peter Goldie; Elisabeth Schellekens

    Clarendon Press 2007; US$ 43.99

    Fourteen prominent analytic philosophers engage with the philosophical puzzles raised by conceptual art: What kind of art is conceptual art? What follows from the fact that conceptual art does not aim to have aesthetic value? What knowledge or understanding can we gain from conceptual art? How ought we to appreciate conceptual art? more...