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Aesthetics

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  • Sublimity: The Non-Rational and the Rational in the History of Aestheticsby 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 40.00

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

  • Aufklärung und Hofkultur in Dresdenby Carsten Zelle; Roland Kanz; Johannes Süßmann

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 14.60

    »Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert« wurde 1977 als Mitteilungsblatt der »Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts« gegründet und seit 1987 zur wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift der deutschen Dixhuitièmisten ausgebaut.   Biographische Informationen Carsten Zelle ist Professor für Neugermanistik an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum.... 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...

  • Bemerkungen in den "Beobachtungen über das Gefühl des Schönen und Erhabenen" (1764)by Immanuel Kant; Marie Rischmüller

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2013; US$ 80.96

    Mit diesem in seiner Art einmaligen Dokument ist eine Fülle der von Kant in den 1760er Jahren behandelten Themen zugänglich. Dies gilt gleichermaßen für Ästhetik, Moral- und Rechtsphilosophie wie auch Anthropologie. Einleitung und Kommentar führen den Leser hin zu der eigentümlichen Arbeits- und Denkweise Immanuel Kants, der sich bei der Niederschrift... more...

  • Transfigurementsby John Sallis

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Transfigurements develops a framework for thinking about art through innovative readings of some of the most important philosophical writing on the subject by Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger. Sallis exposes new layers in their texts and theories while also marking their limits. By doing so, his aim is to show that philosophy needs to attend to art directly.... 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...