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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Knowing Artby Matthew Kieran; Dominic McIver Lopes

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 52.61

    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...

  • Pleasure and the Artsby Christopher Butler

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 54.99

    How do the arts give us pleasure? Covering a very wide range of artistic works, from Auden to David Lynch, Rembrandt to Edward Weston, and Richard Strauss to Keith Jarrett, Butler offers us an explanation of our enjoyable emotional engagements with literature, music, and painting. Pleasurable in its own right, Pleasure and the Arts presents a sparkling... more...

  • A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautifulby Edmund Burke; Adam Phillips

    Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99

    An eloquent and sometimes even erotic book, the Philosophical Enquiry was long dismissed as a piece of mere juvenilia. However, Burke's analysis of the relationship between emotion, beauty, and art form is now recognized as not only an important and influential work of aesthetic theory, but also one of the first major works in European literature... more...

  • Beauty in Bloomby Natalie Bloom

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 22.68

    An exquisitely gift book, gorgeously designed and illustrated, on beauty and beautiful inspirations from Natalie Bloom, of Bloom Cosmetics. more...

  • Empiricism, Perceptual Knowledge, Normativity, and Realismby Willem A. deVries

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 79.99

    Leading philosophers from both sides of the Atlantic present essays on Wilfrid Sellars's Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind, one of the crowning achievements of 20th-century analytic philosophy. They discuss empiricism, perception, epistemology, realism, and normativity, showing how vibrant Sellarsian philosophy remains in the 21st century. more...