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Aesthetics

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  • The Art of Powerby Diego A. von Vacano

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 34.99

    The Art of Power offers up a challenge to traditional political theory. Diego A. von Vacano provides original interpretations of Machiavelli's oeuvre and of Nietzsche's relationship to politics. 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...

  • 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 to Life (2010),... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohnby Leah Hochman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn examines the idea of ugliness through four angles: philosophical aesthetics, early anthropology, physiognomy and portraiture in the eighteenth-century. Highlighting a theory that describes the benefit of encountering ugly objects in art and nature, eighteenth-century German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn... more...

  • Dictionary of Visual Discourseby Barry Sandywell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 235.00

    Exploring the languages and cultures of visual studies and offering a theoretical introduction to the many languages of visual discourse, this substantial dictionary explains the foundations of current theoretical and academic discourse, and the different forms of visual culture in everyday life. It is essential reading for students in visual studies,... 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...