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Aesthetics

  • A Critical Rationalist Aestheticsby Joseph Agassi; Ian Jarvie

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 56.00

    This book is a first attempt to cover the whole area of aesthetics from the point of view of critical rationalism. It takes up and expands upon the more narrowly focused work of E. H. Gombrich, Sheldon Richmond, and Raphael Sassower and Louis Ciccotello. The authors integrate the arts into the scientific world view and acknowledge that there is an... 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...

  • Aesthetics in Present Futureby Brunella Antomarini; Adam Berg; Alain Cohen; Rob Spruijt; Erith Jaffe-Berg; Miltos Manetas; Alessandro Lanni; Roberto Diodato; Domenico Parisi; Teresa Iaria; Peter B. Lunenfeld; Ysamur Flores Pena

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99

    The theme of Aesthetics in Present Future concerns the new chances the arts have and the deep changes they are undergoing, due to the new media, and the digital world in which we are growingly immersed. That this world is to be understood from an aesthetic point of view, become clear if we think of how much of what we produce, and observe and... more...

  • Wittgenstein and Aestheticsby Alessandro Arbo; Michel LeDu; Sabine Plaud

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    Wittgenstein has written a great number of remarks relevant to aesthetical issues: he has questioned the relation between aesthetics and psychology as well as the status of our norms of judgment; he has drawn philosophers? attention to such topics as aspect-seeing and aspect-dawning, and has brought insights into the nature of our aesthetic reactions.... more...

  • Avantgarde und Modernismusby Wolfgang Asholt

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The ubiquity of the avant-garde may lead us to wonder what remains of the original project. Despite its alleged failure or cooptation, the avant-garde and avant-garde theories helped to decenter, subvert, and transform the entire field of literature and aesthetics. With its projects of turning non-art into art and reconciling art and life,... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Cultural Studiesby ; rubé; Michael

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    The subject of the aesthetic has returned to cultural and literary debates with a vengeance. The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies is a timely and authoritative collection of essays that analyze the role of aesthetics in American and British cultural studies, and reflect on its recuperation in the field. Contains first-rate, original essays that... more...

  • Weimar on the Pacificby Ehrhard Bahr

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96

    In the 1930s and 40s, Los Angeles became an unlikely cultural sanctuary for a distinguished group of German artists and intellectuals?including Thomas Mann, Theodore W. Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, and Arnold Schoenberg?who had fled Nazi Germany. During their years in exile, they would produce a substantial body of major works to address the... more...

  • The Artful Universe Expandedby John Barrow

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    In The Artful Universe (OUP, 1995) John D. Barrow explored the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and the basic nature of the Universe, challenging the commonly held view that our sense of beauty is entirely free and unfettered. It looked at some of the unexpected ways in which the structure of the Universe, its laws, its environments, and... more...

  • Subjectivity, Process, and Rationalityby Pierfrancesco Basile; Michel Weber

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 154.00

    This volume gathers prominent international scholars to celebrate the complex legacy of Reiner Wiehl, whose work has been instrumental in bringing together the European tradition of prima philosophia as represented by Plato, Spinoza, Kant and Hegel, with the adventurous speculative renewal of the twentieth century by Alfred North Whitehead. Grouped... more...

  • The Sublime, Terror and Human Differenceby Christine Battersby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Christine Battersby is a leading thinker in the field of philosophy, gender studies and visual and literary aesthetics. In this important new work, she undertakes an exploration of the nature of the sublime, one of the most important topics in contemporary debates about modernity, politics and art. Through a compelling examination of terror, transcendence... more...