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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • Merit, Aesthetic and Ethicalby Marcia Muelder Eaton

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 144.99

    To "look good" and to "be good" have traditionally been held to be two very different things. Philosophers have seen aesthetic and ethical values as fundamentally separate. This work introduces a notion of merit in which "being good" and "looking good" are integrated into one. more...

  • Nature and Landscapeby Allen Carlson

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Neo-Avant-Gardeby David Hopkins

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 131.60

    The neo-avant-garde of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, is due for a thoroughgoing reassessment. This collection of essays represents the first full-scale attempt to deal with the concept from an interdisciplinary standpoint. A number of essays in this book concentrate on fine art, particularly painting and sculpture, thereby adding significantly to the growing... more...

  • The New Aestheticismby John J. Joughin

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    Introduces the idea of a new aestheticism - "new" in that it identifies a turn taken by contemporary thinkers towards the idea that focusing on the specifically aesthetic impact of a work of art or literature has the potential to open different ways of thinking about identity, politics and culture. more...

  • New Waves in Aestheticsby Dr Kathleen Stock; Dr Katherine Thomson-Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 45.00

    Leading young scholars present a collection of wide-ranging essays covering central problems in meta-aesthetics and aesthetic issues in the philosophy of mind, as well as offering analyses of key aesthetic concepts, new perspectives on the history of aesthetics, and specialized treatment of individual art forms. more...

  • Philosophischer Surrealismusby Wolfram Hogrebe

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00

    The fundamental idea of Surrealism is a philosophical trope that can be understood in terms of its Neoplatonic legacy as a basic insight into what lies beyond reality ? that is, specifically, the surreal. This volume addresses boundary-breaking thought in art and philosophy, concluding Hogrebe?s anthropological quartet Risky Proximity... more...

  • Philosophy of the Artsby Gordon Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    Philosophy of the Arts presents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to those coming to aesthetics and the philosophy of art for the first time. The third edition is greatly enhanced by new sections on art and beauty, modern art, Aristotle and katharsis, and Hegel. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised with fresh material and extended... more...

  • Poetische Vernunftby Hans Feger

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2007; US$ 72.79

    Brückenschlag zwischen Philosophie und Literatur. Als Gegenentwurf zum Deutschen Idealismus entwarfen Schiller, Novalis, Kierkegaard u.a. eine moralische Rechtfertigung der Literatur. Ein innovativer Blick auf Philosophie und Literatur in der Goethe-Zeit.   Biographische Informationen Hans Feger; Privatdozent am Institut für Philosophie und... more...