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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • Sensibility and Senseby Arnold Berleant

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 20.99

    Aesthetic sensibility rests on perceptual experience and characterizes not only our experience of the arts but our experience of the world. Sensibility and Sense offers a philosophically comprehensive account of humans' social and cultural embeddedness encountered, recognized, and fulfilled as an aesthetic mode of experience. Extending the range... more...

  • Nelson Goodman and the Case for a Kalological Aestheticsby Dr Nikolaos Gkogkas; Professor T. J. Diffey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    Based on Nelson Goodman's conception of language and of pragmatically inherited meaning, this book looks at the arts as systems of particular symbols. The author offers an approach to kalology as a metaphysical implication of symbological functioning. more...

  • The Aesthetic Mindby Elisabeth Schellekens; Peter Goldie

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 270.00

    The Aesthetic Mind breaks new ground in bringing together empirical sciences and philosophy to enhance our understanding of aesthetics and the experience of art. An eminent international team of experts presents new research in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and social anthropology: they explore the roles of emotion, imagination, empathy, and... more...

  • Ernst Jünger und die Bundesrepublikby Ingo Stöckmann; Matthias Schöning

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    Even today Ernst Jünger (1895?1998) still continues to provoke debate. However, the source of this provocation is mainly his militant early work, whereas the civilian years of the Federal Republic have generally remained obscure. The contributions of this book focus exclusively on Jünger?s writings from the time after 1945 and explore their interrelationship... more...

  • Sinnlichkeit und Verstandby Konrad Vorderobermeier

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    For Kant, sensibility and reason are the two cornerstones for all knowledge that is possible for us. The question of their mediation has occupied Kant researchers ever since the publication of the Critique of Pure Reason. By analyzing the most important theoretical elements of the critique of reason, the author offers a new approach for evaluating... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Everyday Lifeby Andrew Light; Jonathan Smith

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 28.99

    This book, a collection of newly commissioned essays by leading environmental philosophers, was originally to be published by Seven Bridges, a small scholarly press started by former editors at Stanford University Press. Seven Bridges is folding due to poor financing, and this book is now available. It is already in pages, with a cover design, and... more...

  • FantaIsies Erotiquesby Hans-Jürgen Döpp

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Au cours de ce voyage, nous rencontrerons une variété et une diversité de points de vue sur les mille métamorphoses de la sexualité. Elles nous montrent que rien n?est plus naturel que le désir sexuel, et qu?en même temps, rien n?est moins naturel que les formes sous lesquelles ce désir s?exprime et cherche son assouvissement. Cet ouvrage est une invitation... more...

  • Einbildungskraft und Aufklärungby Gabriele Dürbeck

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 133.00

    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 faculty' subordinate... more...