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Aesthetics

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  • Magic and Lossby Virginia Heffernan

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    Just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television, Virginia Heffernan (called one of the ?best living writers of English prose?) reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet. Since its inception, the Internet has morphed from merely an extension of traditional media into its own full-fledged civilization. It... more...

  • Experiencing Artby Arthur Shimamura

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    How do we appreciate a work of art? Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to explore connections between art, mind, and brain, Arthur Shimamura takes findings from psychological and brain sciences to address ways of understanding our aesthetic responses. more...

  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Artby Robert Stecker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 45.99

    Praised in its original edition for its up-to-date, rigorous presentation of current debates and for the clarity of its presentation, Robert Stecker's new edition of Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art preserves the major themes and conclusions of the original, while expanding its content, providing new features, and enhancing accessibility. Described... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Aestheticsby Berys Gaut; Dominic Lopes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    The third edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains over sixty chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics. This companion opens with an historical overview of aesthetics including entries on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault, Goodman, and... more...

  • How To Like Everythingby Paul Shepheard

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    There is no absolute truth but there is absolutely everything more...

  • A Discourse on Novelty and Creationby C.R. Hausman

    Springer Netherlands 2012; Not Available

    Over the past two decades, the number of studies of creativity has in­ creased enormously. Although these studies represent a wide variety of perspectives, the largest proportion of them falls within the province of the social and behavioral sciences. Perhaps this is due to the impetus of experimental psychologists, who recognized the special problems... more...

  • Thomas Reid?s Lectures on the Fine Artsby P. Kivy

    Springer Netherlands 2012; Not Available

    The past few years have seen a revival of interest in Thomas Reid's philosophy. His moral theory has been studied by D. D. Raphael (The Moral Sense) and his entire philosophical position by S. A. Grave (The Scottish Philosophy of Common Sense). Prior to both, A. D. Woozley gave us the first modern reprint of Reid's Essays on the Intellectual Powers... more...

  • Speaking of Artby P. Kivy

    Springer Netherlands 2012; Not Available

    As the title of this book was meant to suggest, its subject is the way we talk about (and write about) works of art: or, rather, one of the ways, namely, the way we describe works of art for critical purposes. Be­ cause I wished to restrict my subject matter in this way, I have made a sharp, and no doubt largely artificial distinction between describing... more...

  • By the Late John Brockmanby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    A radical, experimental work that challenges the boundaries of poetry, philosophy, and science. First published in 1969, this new and expanded edition of John Brockman?s first book,  By The Late John Brockman,  also includes the full text of  37  (1971), and  Afterwords  (1973). This edition features a new foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director... more...

  • Kunst als Sprache - Sprachen der Kunstby Plotnikov

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2014; US$ 105.92

    Der Band präsentiert das breite Spektrum an Positionen in der west- und osteuropäischen Kunstphilosophie im Zusammenhang mit der Wirkung der Staatlichen Akademie der Kunstwissenschaften in Moskau (GAChN, 1921?1930). Er erschließt damit eines der produktivsten und bislang nur fragmentarisch erforschten Kapitel der Kunsttheorie des 20. Jahrhunderts.... more...