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- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
Weiss, Propen, and Reid gather a diverse group of scholars to analyze the growing obsolescence of the human-object dichotomy in today's world. In doing so, Radical Interface brings together diverse disciplines to foster a dialog on significant technological issues pertinent to philosophy, rhetoric, aesthetics, and science. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95
A bracing, revisionary and provocative inquiry into music?from Beethoven to Duke Ellington, Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie?as a personal and cultural experience: how it is composed, idiosyncratically perceived by critics and reviewers, and why we listen to it the way we do. Andrew Durkin, best known as leader of the west coast?s Industrial... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95
Opinionated and example-filled, this extremely concise and accessible book provides a survey of some fundamental and longstanding debates about the nature of music. The central arguments and ideas of historical and contemporary philosophers are presented with the goal of making them as accessible as possible to general readers who have no background... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 115.00
This outstanding volume assembles some of Marcuse?s most important work and presents for the first time his unique syntheses of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and critical social theory. It includes a comprehensive introduction by Douglas Kellner, Tyson Lewis and Clayton Pierce, which places Marcuse?s philosophy in the context of his engagement with... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
The nature of representation is a central topic in philosophy. This is the first book to connect problems with understanding representational artifacts, like pictures, diagrams, and inscriptions, to the philosophies of science, mind, and art. Can images be a source of knowledge? Are images merely conventional signs, like words? What is the relationship... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche?s words: ?To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life?. The title contests the notions that science alone can provide us with the most objective truth about the world, and that artistic endeavour can produce nothing more valuable than entertainment.... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 55.00
This book addresses the interrelations between aesthetics, ethics, and politics in the framework of pragmatist aesthetics, offering a comprehensive panorama of the ways and fields in which pragmatist aesthetics ties in with vital social and ethical problems of modernity. Most of the contributors refer to the model propounded by Richard Shusterman.... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00
This volume assembles the philosophical and aesthetic perspectives in current European thought and writing that have been inspired and systematically influenced by Nietzsche?s work. Key problems they address include the dynamics of understanding man (e.g. as Superman), the contradictory handling of nihilism, perspectives on art and philosophy, and... more...