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Aesthetics

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  • Diotima's Childrenby Frederick C. Beiser

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 38.99

    Diotima's Children is the first comprehensive re-examination of the rationalist tradition of aesthetics as it prevailed in Germany in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. This tradition is of the greatest historical importance because it gave birth to modern aesthetics, art criticism, and art history. 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...

  • 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$ 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$ 19.11

    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...

  • Artistic Judgementby Graham McFee

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 209.00

    Artistic Judgement sketches a framework for an account of art suitable to its philosophical investigation. The text stresses the differences between artworks and other things, and locates the understanding of artworks both in a narrative of the history of art and in the institutional practices of the artworld. more...

  • Poetische Vernunftby Hans Feger

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2007; US$ 72.79

    Brückenschlag zwischen Philosophie und Literatur. Als Gegenentwurf zum Deutschen Idealismus entwarfen Schiller, Novalis, Kierkegaard u.a. eine moralische Rechtfertigung der Literatur. Ein innovativer Blick auf Philosophie und Literatur in der Goethe-Zeit.   Biographische Informationen Hans Feger; Privatdozent am Institut für Philosophie und... more...

  • Aesthetic Essaysby Malcolm Budd

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 36.99

    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$ 27.95

    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...