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Aesthetics

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  • The Unity of Imaginingby Fabian Dorsch

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 224.00

    This series aims to present work by authors who conceive of philosophy as a cooperative scientific enterprise. In this sense it is guided by the methodological ideal of analytic philosophy, while also being open to contributions from any area of philosophy,both of historical or systematic nature. more...

  • Aestheticism in Artby William Hogarth

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    William Hogarth wrote his Analysis of Beauty in 1753, during the Age of Enlightenment. Through this captivating text, he tends to define the notion of beauty in painting and states that it is linked, per se, to the use of the serpentine lines in pictorial compositions. He calls it the line of beauty . His essay is thus dedicated to the study of the... more...

  • The Immortal Comedyby Agnes Heller

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 37.99

    This book is the first attempt to think philosophically about the comic phenomenon in literature, art, and life. Working across a substantial collection of comic works author Agnes Heller makes seminal observations on the comic in the work of both classical and contemporary figures. Whether she's discussing Shakespeare, Kafka, Rabelais, or the paintings... more...

  • The Art of Powerby Diego A. von Vacano

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 37.99

    The Art of Power offers up a challenge to traditional political theory. Diego A. von Vacano provides original interpretations of Machiavelli's oeuvre and of Nietzsche's relationship to politics. more...

  • Logic of Imaginationby John Sallis

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    The Shakespearean image of a tempest and its aftermath forms the beginning as well as a major guiding thread of Logic of Imagination. Moving beyond the horizons of his earlier work, Force of Imagination, John Sallis sets out to unsettle the traditional conception of logic, to mark its limits, and, beyond these limits, to launch another, exorbitant... more...

  • Ästhetisches Wissenby Christoph Asmuth; Peter Remmers

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    „Ästhetisches Wissen“ besteht in einem komplexen Wechselspiel von Sinnlichem und Begrifflichem, das bis heute ein Schlüsselproblem philosophischer Forschung bildet. Theoriestücke wie das freie Spiel der Erkenntniskräfte (Kant), das sinnliche Scheinen der Idee (Hegel) oder die Rolle der Einbildungskraft entwerfen ein Spannungsfeld zwischen... more...

  • Philosophischer Surrealismusby Wolfram Hogrebe

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00

    Mit diesem Buch über Philosophischen Surrealismus ist das anthropologische Quartett Riskante Lebensnähe (2009; engl. Risky Proximity to Life , 2010), Der implizite Mensch (2013), Metaphysik und Mantik (2., verb. Auflage 2013) abgeschlossen. In diesem letzten Band wird die Grundidee des Surrealismus als philosophische Figur vorgestellt,... more...

  • Sublimityby James Kirwan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Sublimity addresses the nature of the sublime experience itself, and the function that experience has played, and continues to play, within aesthetic discourse. The book both updates and revises existing treatments of the sublime in the eighteenth century, examines its neglected role in the nineteenth century aesthetics, and analyzes the significance... more...

  • Beauty and the Beastby Stewart A. McDowall

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    What do we mean when we call an object or experience "beautiful"? What are the mental, cognitive, psychological and spiritual processes that transpire when we encounter something with significant aesthetic value? These questions are at the heart of the insightful Beauty and the Beast: An Essay in Evolutionary Aesthetic, a long-form exploration... more...

  • Beyond Aesthetics and Politicsby Krzysztof Piotr Skowronski

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 48.60

    The book presents five philosophical and axiological studies devoted to the relationship between aesthetics and politics. It shows this relationship throughout the works of some avant-gardists, pragmatists, and postmodernists. It is also a voice in the discussion about the meaning of the fine arts and aesthetics in the context of the political aims... more...