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Aesthetics

  • 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...

  • Radical History and the Politics of Artby Gabriel Rockhill

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Gabriel Rockhill opens new space for rethinking the relationship between art and politics. Rather than understanding the two spheres as separated by an insurmountable divide or linked by a privileged bridge, Rockhill demonstrates that art and politics are not fixed entities with a singular relation but rather dynamically negotiated, sociohistorical... 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...

  • Symbolism and Belief: Gifford Lecturesby Edwyn Bevan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    First published in 1938, this title presents the greater part of the 1933 Gifford Lectures in natural theology, given by Edwyn Bevan. The questions raised regarding the element of symbolism in religious conceptions takes the reader to the very heart of the religious problem, and addresses some of the most fundamental questions posed by theology and... more...

  • Atmospheresby Tonino Griffero

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book examines the role of atmospheres in daily life, and defines their main characteristics. Outlining the typical phenomenological situations in which we experience atmospheres, it assesses their impact on contemporary aesthetics. It puts forward a philosophical approach which systematises a constellation of affects and climates, finds patterns... more...

  • Die Macht der Schönheitby Peter Cornelius Mayer-Tasch

    Springer 2014; US$ 29.99

    Auf den ersten Blick scheinen die politische Kategorie der Macht und das asthetische Phanomen der Schonheit wenig gemein zu haben. Da dem Menschen jedoch ein vielgestaltiges Verlangen nach Schonheit an- und eingeboren ist, vermag diese auch in vielerlei Gestalt Macht uber ihn zu gewinnen. Wer daher in dieser oder jener Form und Weise Schonheit verkorpert... 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...

  • Practicing Pragmatist Aestheticsby Wojciech Malecki

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 63.00

    This is the first collection in English devoted exclusively to pragmatist aesthetics. Its main aim is to employ the resources of that rich and exciting tradition in studying artistic phenomena such as film, sculpture, bio-art, poetry, the novel, cuisine, and various body arts. But it also attempts to provide a wider background for such studies by sketching... more...

  • Enlightenment 2.0by Joseph Heath

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 23.99

    Over the last twenty years, the political systems of the western world have become increasingly divided—not between right and left, but between crazy and non-crazy. What?s more, the crazies seem to be gaining the upper hand. Rational thought cannot prevail in the current social and media environment, where elections are won by appealing to voters?... more...

  • Karl Marx ? Perspektiven der Gesellschaftskritikby Daniel Loick; Rahel Jaeggi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00

    Philosophy, economics, and politics are the three most important coordinates that define the work of Karl Marx. The texts collected in this volume undertake a systematic reflection of these three realms and their inter-relationships in the context of contemporary social and political change. They offer an overview of the breadth of modern methods and... more...