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  • Chinese Environmental Aestheticsby Gerald Cipriani

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    China is currently afflicted by enormous environmental problems. This book, drawing on ancient and modern Chinese environmental thinking, considers what it is that makes an environment a desirable place for living. The book emphasises ideas of beauty, and discusses how these ideas can be applied in natural, agricultural and urban environments in order... 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...

  • 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...

  • Die Bildung des Geschmacksby Eckart Liebau; Jörg Zirfas

    transcript 2014; US$ 24.86

    Der Geschmack - als Sinnengeschmack und als Kunstgeschmack - ist das Vermögen der Differenzierung, das Wahrnehmen und Reflektieren einer Unterscheidung. Im Geschmack verständigt man sich über Natürliches und Kulturelles sowie über Sinnliches und Ästhetisches. Dieser Band macht deutlich, dass die Bildung des Geschmacks zentral über die Auseinandersetzung... more...

  • Die Permanenz des Ästhetischenby Sarah Linke; Melanie Sachs; Sabine Sander; Stefan Niklas; Robert Zwarg

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 49.99

    Dieser Sammelband ist aus einer Ringvorlesung hervorgegangen, die unter dem gleichen Titel im Wintersemester 2007/08 am Institut für Kulturwissenschaften der Universität Leipzig stattfand. Da diese Vorlesungsreihe sowohl aus einem bes- deren Anlass ins Leben gerufen als auch in einer besonderen Form verwirklicht wurde, sollen nun einige Worte dazu... more...

  • Die virtuelle Interlinearversionby Caroline Sauter

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 37.85

    Walter Benjamin war nicht nur ein bedeutender Literaturtheoretiker und Philosoph, sondern auch ein äußerst produktiver literarischer Übersetzer. Was jedoch bedeuten die Übersetzungen für das Werk Benjamins? Worin besteht der Zusammenhang zwischen seiner Übersetzungstheorie, seiner Übersetzungspraxis und seiner Philosophie? Die nun vorliegende Studie... more...

  • Diotima's Childrenby Frederick C. Beiser

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginnerby Mark Willenbrink; Mary Willenbrink

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 22.99

    Have you ever experienced the peace of walking through the woods or the excitement of a storm gathering on a beach? Artwork provides the ability for us to capture those moments and share them with others. Drawing Nature for the Absolute Beginner offers a great beginner's course on drawing nature. In their fun and friendly teaching style, Mark... more...

  • Einbildungskraft und Aufklärungby Gabriele Dürbeck

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 140.00

    Looking by turns at the history of concepts, knowledge and scholarly practice in the 18th century, the study traces the changes undergone in the course of the first half of that period by ideas on imagination as an intermediary faculty between the bodily and the spiritual. Whereas the early Enlightenment regarded imagination as a 'lower... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 79.99

    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...