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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Artistic Judgementby Graham McFee

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    "Artistic Judgement" sketches a framework for an account of art suitable to philosophical aesthetics. It stresses 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 art world. Hence its distinctiveness lies in its strong... more...

  • Dictionary of Visual Discourseby Barry Sandywell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 225.00

    Exploring the languages and cultures of visual studies and offering a theoretical introduction to the many languages of visual discourse, this substantial dictionary explains the foundations of current theoretical and academic discourse, and the different forms of visual culture in everyday life. It is essential reading for students in visual studies,... more...

  • Aesthetic Essaysby Malcolm Budd

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 34.99

    The book is a selection of Malcolm Budd's papers on aesthetics, some of which have been revised or added to. A number of the essays are aimed at the abstract heart of aesthetics, attempting to solve a cluster of the most important issues in aesthetics which are not specific to particular art forms. These include the nature and proper scope of the... more...

  • Arts and Mindsby Gregory Currie

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 59.99

    Gregory Currie presents a selection of his essays in an area to which he has been a leading contributor: philosophical aesthetics and its interface with cognitive science. He shows that philosophical questions about the arts go naturally with other kinds of questions about them. He offers illuminating discussions of such topics as meaning, interpretation,... more...

  • Artworld Metaphysicsby Robert Kraut

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 34.99

    Artworld Metaphysics turns a critical eye upon aspects of the artworld, and articulates some of the problems, principles, and norms implicit in the actual practices of artistic creation, interpretation, evaluation, and commodification. Aesthetic theory is treated as descriptive and explanatory, rather than normative: a theory that relates to artworld... more...

  • The Apprehension of Beautyby Donald Meltzer; Meg Harris Williams

    Harris Meltzer Trust 2008; US$ 26.95

    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

    University Press of America 2011; US$ 32.99

    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...