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  • 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$ 120.86

    Aesthetic knowledge consists of a complex interplay between the sensual and the intellectual, and eludes a straightforward logic of judgment. This volume investigates the associated aesthetic, epistemological, and artistic problems using a historical-systematic approach. It documents the relevance of transcendental philosophical, idealistic,... more...

  • Philosophischer Surrealismusby Wolfram Hogrebe

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 54.91

    Die Grundidee des Surrealismus ist eine philosophische Figur, die sich aus dem Erbe des Neuplatonismus als grundlegende Einsicht in das Überseiende, eben in das Surreale, fassen lässt. Der vorliegende Band widmet sich dem entgrenzenden Denken in Kunst und Philosophie und schließt  das anthropologische Quartett Riskante Lebensnähe (2009;... 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

    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...

  • Avantgarde und Modernismusby Wolfgang Asholt

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 109.87

    Die Omnipräsenz von Avantgarde stellt die Frage, was von dem Projekt geblieben ist. Trotz angeblichen Scheiterns oder der Vereinnahmung durch Institutionen tragen Avantgarde und Avantgarde-Theorien zur Dezentrierung, Subversion und Transformation des literarisch-künstlerischen Feldes bei. Mit ihrem Projekt, Nicht-Kunst in Kunst zu überführen... more...

  • The Madness of Visionby Christine Buci-Glucksmann; Dorothy Z. Baker

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Christine Buci-Glucksmann?s The Madness of Vision is one of the most influential studies in phenomenological aesthetics of the baroque. Integrating the work of Merleau-Ponty with Lacanian psychoanalysis, Renaissance studies in optics, and twentieth-century mathematics, the author asserts the materiality of the body and world in her aesthetic theory.... more...

  • Saving Beautyby Kathryn B. Alexander

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    Kathryn B. Alexander argues that natural beauty is a source of religious insight into the need and way of salvation, and this project develops a theological aesthetics of nature and beauty with an aim toward cultivating a theological and ethical framework for redeemed life as participation in ecological community. With interdisciplinary verve, engaging... more...

  • 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...