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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • The Century of Tasteby George Dickie

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 109.99

    The Century of Taste offers an exposition and critical account of the central figures in the early development of the modern philosophy of art. Dickie traces the modern theory of taste from its first formulation by Francis Hutcheson, to blind alleys followed by Alexander Gerard and Archibald Allison, its refinement and complete expression by Hume,... more...

  • New Waves in Aestheticsby Dr Kathleen Stock; Dr Katherine Thomson-Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 43.00

    Leading young scholars present a collection of wide-ranging essays covering central problems in meta-aesthetics and aesthetic issues in the philosophy of mind, as well as offering analyses of key aesthetic concepts, new perspectives on the history of aesthetics, and specialized treatment of individual art forms. more...

  • Diotima's Childrenby Frederick C. Beiser

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    Diotima's Children is a re-examination of the rationalist tradition of aesthetics which prevailed in Germany in the late seventeenth and eighteenth century. It is partly an historical survey of the central figures and themes of this tradition But it is also a philosophical defense of some of its leading ideas, viz., that beauty plays an integral... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 69.99

    The ten essays in this collection were written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lectures which became Wilfrid Sellars's Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind, one of the crowning achievements of 20th-century analytic philosophy. Both appreciative and critical of Sellars's accomplishment, they engage with his treatment of crucial issues... more...

  • Transfigurementsby John Sallis

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Transfigurements develops a framework for thinking about art through innovative readings of some of the most important philosophical writing on the subject by Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger. Sallis exposes new layers in their texts and theories while also marking their limits. By doing so, his aim is to show that philosophy needs to attend to art directly.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Aesthetics and Modernityby John Rundell

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • Ästhetikby Gerhard Schweppenhäuser

    Campus Verlag 2007; US$ 24.29

    Nicht nur das »Schöne«, auch das »Erhabene« oder das »Unheimliche« sind Grundbegriffe der Ästhetik, ebenso wie Form und Funktion, Bild und Zeichen, Realität und Virtualität. In seiner Einführung erläutert Gerhard Schweppenhäuser anschaulich diese und andere Basisbegriffe und stellt die wichtigsten Debatten über Ästhetik von der Frühen Neuzeit bis zur... more...