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Aesthetics

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  • The Shape of Ancient Thoughtby Thomas McEvilley

    Allworth Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    This unparalleled study of early Eastern and Western philosophy challenges every existing belief about the foundations of Western civilization. Spanning thirty years of intensive research, this book proves what many scholars could not explain: that today?s Western world must be considered the product of both Greek and Indian thoughtóWestern and Eastern... more...

  • Shop Class as Soulcraftby Matthew B. Crawford

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Shop Class as Soulcraft ] arrives in May, the month when college seniors commence real life. Skip Dr. Seuss, or a tie from Vineyard Vines, and give them a copy for graduation.... It's not an insult to say that Shop Class is the best self-help book that I've ever read. Almost all works in the genre skip the "self" part and jump straight to the "help."... more...

  • Modernismby Christopher Butler

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Is a tower block, your unmade bed, your lavatory basin, or the bicycle chained to the gate next door a work of art? Why should a novel have a beginning, a middle, and an end; or even a story? Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short... more...

  • Sounding the Virtual: Gilles Deleuze and the Theory and Philosophy of Musicby Dr Nick Nesbitt; Professor Brian Hulse

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    It is the contention of the editors and contributors of this volume that the work carried out by Gilles Deleuze, where rigorously applied, has the potential to cut through much of the intellectual sedimentation that has settled in the fields of music studies. Deleuze is a vigorous critic of the Western intellectual tradition, calling for a 'philosophy... more...

  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Artby Robert Stecker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 38.99

    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 Kantian Aestheticby Paul Crowther

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 59.99

    The Kantian Aesthetic explains the kind of perceptual knowledge involved in aesthetic judgments. It does so by linking Kant's aesthetics to a critically upgraded account of his theory of knowledge. This upgraded theory emphasizes those conceptual and imaginative structures which Kant terms, respectively, 'categories' and 'schemata'.... more...

  • Rhapsody For The Theatreby Alain Badiou; Bruno Bosteels

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    For Alain Badiou, theatre?unlike cinema?is the place for the staging of a truly emancipatory collective subject. In this sense theatre is, of all the arts, the one strictly homologous to politics: both theatre and politics depend on a limited set of texts or statements, collectively enacted by a group of actors or militants, which put a limit on the... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Aestheticsby Berys Gaut; Dominic Lopes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    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,... 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...