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Aesthetics

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  • 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$ 140.00

    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$ 154.00

    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...

  • Landscape, Natural Beauty and the Artsby Salim Kemal; Ivan Gaskell

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 37.00

    This volume offers probing studies of the complex structure of aesthetic responses to nature. more...

  • Nature and Landscapeby Allen Carlson

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    The roots of environmental aesthetics reach back to the ideas of eighteenth-century thinkers who found nature an ideal source of aesthetic experience. Today, having blossomed into a significant subfield of aesthetics, environmental aesthetics studies and encourages the appreciation of not just natural environments but also human-made and human-modified... 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...

  • Kitschby Wolfgang Braungart

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 133.00

    Modern aesthetics is the product of a process of segregation. Works of art are something necessarily distinct from that which merely »finds the dubious acclaim of the crowd« (Schiller). All the way up to Adorno and beyond, this postulate asserted itself successfully. Any blurring of the boundaries between art and kitsch was pilloried as sacrilegious,... more...

  • Ästhetik im Umbruchby Mirjam Storim

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 133.00

    What happened around 1900 to universal semantic systems like aesthetics and ethics when German society underwent a radical change from a stratificational to a functional form of social differentiation? Drawing on the aesthetic persuasions of various philosophies operative at the time, the study discusses the thought configurations on which the universal... 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...