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Aesthetics

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  • The German Aesthetic Traditionby Kai Hammermeister

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 28.00

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

  • Consequences of Enlightenmentby Anthony J. Cascardi

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

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

  • The Routledge Companion to Aestheticsby Berys Gaut; Dominic Lopes

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 34.95

    This companion addresses fundamental questions about the nature and value of art in a vibrant growing field within philosophy. This volume should prove invaluable both to curious newcomers and to professionals. 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...

  • Philosophy of the Artsby Gordon Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    Philosophy of the Arts presents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to those coming to aesthetics and the philosophy of art for the first time. The third edition is greatly enhanced by new sections on art and beauty, modern art, Aristotle and katharsis, and Hegel. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised with fresh material and extended... more...

  • Aesthetics in a Multicultural Ageby Emory Elliott

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99

    These articles address the relation of the arts and criticism to contemporary social, political, and cultural issues of ethnicity, race, class, and gender in the US. The volume provides an assessment of aesthetic theory and practices within the arts and letters of a multicultural society. more...

  • Merit, Aesthetic and Ethicalby Marcia Muelder Eaton

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 119.99

    To "look good" and to "be good" have traditionally been held to be two very different things. Philosophers have seen aesthetic and ethical values as fundamentally separate. This work introduces a notion of merit in which "being good" and "looking good" are integrated into one. more...

  • A Changing Worldby Felix Kienast; Sucharita Ghosh; Otto Wildi

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    Landscape Research is established as an interdisciplinary field dealing with complex environmental processes at multiple spatial and temporal scales. This book identifies emerging fields and challenges that are discussed within the framework of the "driving forces" of Landscape Development. more...

  • Knowing Artby Matthew Kieran; Dominic McIver Lopes

    Springer 2007; US$ 49.99

    Artworks potentially convey two kinds of knowledge. They afford knowledge of art itself, and they also afford general empirical knowledge, especially knowledge of human psychology and value. This book presents ten original essays written by philosophers who distill and build upon work at the intersection of aesthetics and epistemology. more...

  • Art in Progressby Maarten Doorman

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 40.50

    A philosophical essay in support of the argument that progress in art is both possible and necessary. more...