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Aesthetics

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  • The Politics of Judgmentby Kennan Ferguson

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 32.99

    Drawing on recent contributions to philosophy, economics, cultural studies, feminism, psychology, and anthropology, The Politics of Judgment demonstrates how modern political identities depend upon and are formed by aesthetic judgment. more...

  • Zur Geschichte der Ästhetik und Poetikby Vittorio Hösle

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2013; US$ 21.99

    Das Desiderat der Selbsteinholung in der Ästhetik Der Philosoph Vittorio Hösle bietet einen ebenso gelehrten wie fesselnden Rückblick auf die Geschichte der Ästhetik. Er spürt dem Weg nach, der zum gegenwärtigen Verständnis der Kunst geführt hat: Ausgehend von den Reflexionen der ältesten Hochkulturen zu einzelnen Künsten über die griechische Metaphysik... more...

  • European Aestheticsby Robert L. Wicks

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 30.00

    In this seminal study, Robert Wicks provides a sweeping survey of European Aesthetics over the last two hundred years. Presenting the theories of sixteen important continental thinkers including Kant, Nietzsche, Freud, and Derrida, this the only comprehensive study of the evolution of continental thought in this key area of philosophy. Highlighting... more...

  • Art and Knowledgeby James O. Young

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 46.95

    Almost all of us would agree that the experience of art is deeply rewarding. Why this is the case remains a puzzle; nor does it explain why many of us find works of art much more important than other sources of pleasure. Art and Knowledge argues that the experience of art is so rewarding because it can be an important source of knowledge about ourselves... more...

  • Art and Moralityby José Luis Bermúdez; Sebastian Gardner

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Art and Morality is a collection of groundbreaking new papers on the theme of aesthetics and ethics, and the link between the two subjects. A group of distinguished contributors tackle the important questions that arise when one thinks about the moral dimensions of art and the aesthetic dimension of moral life. The volume is a significant contribution... more...

  • The German Aesthetic Traditionby Kai Hammermeister

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 29.00

    This book, first published in 2002, is a systematic overview of German aesthetics from 1750 to the present. more...

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Artby Richard Eldridge

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    A clear and compact survey of philosophical theories of the nature and significance of art. more...

  • The Blackwell Guide to Aestheticsby Peter Kivy

    Wiley 2009; US$ 53.95

    The Blackwell Guide to Aesthetics is the most authoritative survey of the central issues in contemporary aesthetics available. The volume features eighteen newly commissioned papers on the evaluation of art, the interpretation of art, and many other forms of art such as literature, movies, and music. Provides a guide to the central traditional... more...

  • Consequences of Enlightenmentby Anthony J. Cascardi

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 41.00

    Leading critic explores the link between politics, philosophy and aesthetics in a range of important thinkers. more...

  • The New Aestheticismby John J. Joughin

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    Introduces the idea of a new aestheticism - "new" in that it identifies a turn taken by contemporary thinkers towards the idea that focusing on the specifically aesthetic impact of a work of art or literature has the potential to open different ways of thinking about identity, politics and culture. more...