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Aesthetics

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  • Neo-Avant-Gardeby David Hopkins

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 131.60

    The neo-avant-garde of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, is due for a thoroughgoing reassessment. This collection of essays represents the first full-scale attempt to deal with the concept from an interdisciplinary standpoint. A number of essays in this book concentrate on fine art, particularly painting and sculpture, thereby adding significantly to the growing... more...

  • A Critical Rationalist Aestheticsby Joseph Agassi; Ian Jarvie

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 56.00

    This book is a first attempt to cover the whole area of aesthetics from the point of view of critical rationalism. It takes up and expands upon the more narrowly focused work of E. H. Gombrich, Sheldon Richmond, and Raphael Sassower and Louis Ciccotello. The authors integrate the arts into the scientific world view and acknowledge that there is an... more...

  • Aesthetics and Modernityby John Rundell

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99

    Aesthetics and Modernity brings together Agnes Heller's most recent essays on aesthetic genres such as painting, music, literature and comedy, aesthetic reception and embodiment in the context of the continuing pitfalls of modernity. The essays also throw light on Heller's theories of values, emotions and feelings, embodiment, and modernity. Those... more...

  • Aesthetic Essaysby Malcolm Budd

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 36.99 US$ 31.81

    Malcolm Budd presents a selection of his work in aesthetics. Some essays deal with the abstract heart of aesthetics: issues such as the nature and scope of the aesthetic, the validity of aesthetic judgements, realism and anti-realism, pleasure and value, and the aim of art. Others focus on specific art forms: music and pictorial representation. more...

  • The Apprehension of Beautyby Donald Meltzer; Meg Harris Williams

    Harris Meltzer Trust 2008; US$ 25.95

    This volume has grown over the years as a family project of Martha Harris, her two daughters Meg and Morag and her husband, Donald Meltzer. It therefore has its roots in English literature and its branches waving wildly about in Psycho-analysis. It is earnestly hoped that it will reveal more problems than it will solve. more...

  • Rhetoric Of The Unselfconscious In D H Lby Masami Nakabayashi

    UPA 2011; US$ 34.99

    In this study of the Lady Chatterley novels, Masami Nakabayashi pays particular attention to D.H. Lawrence's language for the feelings and for the life of the unselfconscious, sexual body. The novels constantly find ways of verbalising the characters' internalised experiences as they occur in states of unselfconsciousness. Lawrence's language for sensual... more...

  • Nelson Goodman and the Case for a Kalological Aestheticsby Dr Nikolaos Gkogkas; Professor T. J. Diffey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Based on Nelson Goodman's conception of language and of pragmatically inherited meaning, this book looks at the arts as systems of particular symbols. The author offers an approach to kalology as a metaphysical implication of symbological functioning. more...

  • Sensibility and Senseby Arnold Berleant

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 20.99

    Aesthetic sensibility rests on perceptual experience and characterizes not only our experience of the arts but our experience of the world. Sensibility and Sense offers a philosophically comprehensive account of humans' social and cultural embeddedness encountered, recognized, and fulfilled as an aesthetic mode of experience. Extending the range... more...

  • The Aesthetic Mindby Elisabeth Schellekens; Peter Goldie

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53

    The Aesthetic Mind breaks new ground in bringing together empirical sciences and philosophy to enhance our understanding of art and the aesthetic. An eminent international team of experts explores the roles of emotion, imagination, empathy, and beauty in this realm of human experience, discussing visual and literary art, music, and dance. more...

  • Ernst Jünger und die Bundesrepublikby Matthias Schöning; Ingo Stöckmann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 145.96

    Even today Ernst Jünger (1895?1998) still continues to provoke debate. However, the source of this provocation is mainly his militant early work, whereas the civilian years of the Federal Republic have generally remained obscure. The contributions of this book focus exclusively on Jünger?s writings from the time after 1945 and explore... more...