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Aesthetics

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  • Lyotard, Literature and the Trauma of the differendby Dylan Sawyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This original study examines Jean-François Lyotard's philosophical concept of the differend and details its unexplored implications for literature. it provides a new framework with which to understand the discourse itself, from its Homeric beginnings to postmodern works by authors such as Michael Ondaatje and Jonathan Safran Foer. more...

  • Art and Faithby Jacques Maritain; Jean Cocteau

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    The meaning of poetry and the sociological and political significance of art are dealt with in these letters. more...

  • Why We Make Things and Why it Mattersby Peter Korn

    Random House 2015; US$ 23.98

    Why do we make things? Why do we choose the emotionally and physically demanding work of bringing new objects into the world with creativity and skill? Why does it matter that we make things well? What is the nature of work? And what is the nature of a good life? Part memoir, part polemic, part philosophical reflection, this is a book about the process... more...

  • Introducing Philosophy of Artby Derek Matravers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Derek Matravers introduces students to the philosophy of art through a close examination of eight famous works of twentieth-century art. Each work has been selected in order to best illustrate and illuminate a particular problem in aesthetics. Each artwork forms the basis of a single chapter and readers are introduced to such issues as artistic value,... more...

  • Magic and Lossby Virginia Heffernan

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • Stiegler and Technicsby Christina Howells; Gerald Moore

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    Bernard Stiegler brings together key concepts from Plato, Freud, Derrida and Simondon to argue that the human is "invented" through technics rather than a product of purely biological evolution. This collection of essays covers all aspects of Stiegler's work, from poststructuralism, anthropology and psychoanalysis to his work on the politics... more...

  • Tao and Trinityby Scott Austin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Chinese Tao and the Western Trinity have a fundamental unity of theme: the unity of opposites. Both are connected with problems as broad and diverse as how to describe the entire universe, how a system can talk about itself, the relationship between symbols and realities, and the nature of signs and sacraments. more...

  • Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophyby Gyula Klima

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    It is commonly supposed that certain elements of medieval philosophy are uncharacteristically preserved in modern philosophical thought through the idea that mental phenomena are distinguished from physical phenomena by their intentionality, their intrinsic directedness toward some object. The many exceptions to this presumption, however, threaten... more...

  • Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophyby Kate Hext

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    Explores how Walter Pater and his contemporary aesthetes were influenced by modern philosophies. Repositioning Walter Pater at the philosophical nexus of Aestheticism, this study presents the first discussion of how Pater redefines Romantic Individualism through his engagements with modern philosophical discourses and in the context of emerging modernity... more...

  • The Sense of Beautyby George Santayana

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    It is remarkably appropriate that this work on aesthetics should have been written by George Santayana, who is probably the most brilliant philosophic writer and the philosopher with the strongest sense of beauty since Plato. It is not a dry metaphysical treatise, as works on aesthetics so often are, but is itself a fascinating document: as much... more...