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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • Architektur und Philosophieby Ludger Schwarte; Jörg H. Gleiter

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 46.00

    Als Metapher logisch-konstruktiver Tätigkeit spielt die Architektur von Anfang an eine zentrale Rolle in der Philosophie. Seit der Krise der modernen Architektur sind verstärkt Ansätze zu erkennen, die die architekturtheoretische Frage nach der kulturellen Funktion der Architektur unter philosophischen Gesichtspunkten kritisch erweitern. Bisher aber... more...

  • Kants Theorie der Erfahrungby Rainer Enskat

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Wie sind Fortschritte in der Erfahrung möglich? Verlangt diese Frage eine metaphysische, fundamental-erkenntnistheoretische oder wissenschaftstheoretische Antwort? Der Band erörtert in der Tradition dieser Aspektbildungen (Cohen, Paton, Stegmüller) Kants Erfahrungsbegriff auf aktuellem Forschungsstand. Metaphysik, Erkenntnistheorie und Wissenschaftstheorie... more...

  • Nietzsches Perspektivenby Steffen Dietzsch; Claudia Terne

    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...

  • On Beauty and Being Justby Elaine Scarry

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 17.95

    Have we become beauty-blind? For two decades or more in the humanities, various political arguments have been put forward against beauty: that it distracts us from more important issues; that it is the handmaiden of privilege; and that it masks political interests. In On Beauty and Being Just Elaine Scarry not only defends beauty from the political... more...

  • Introductory Lectures on Aestheticsby Georg Hegel; Michael Inwood; Bernard Bosanquet

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    No philosopher has held a higher opinion of art than Hegel, yet nor was any so profoundly pessimistic about its prospects - despite living in the German golden age of Goethe, Mozart and Schiller. For if the artists of classical Greece could find the perfect fusion of content and form, modernity faced complicating - and ultimately disabling - questions.... more...

  • The Birth of Tragedyby Friedrich Nietzsche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche's first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner, to whom this work was dedicated. Nietzsche outlined a distinction between its two central forces: the Apolline, representing beauty and order, and the Dionysiac,... more...

  • Dreaming by the Bookby Elaine Scarry

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 8.99

    A pathbreaking work about the way literature teaches us to use our imagination. We often attribute to our imaginative life powers that go beyond ordinary perception or sensation. In Dreaming by the Book , the noted scholar Elaine Scarry explores the apparently miraculous but in fact understandable processes by which poets and writers confer those... more...

  • Design, Mediation, and the Posthumanby Dennis M. Weiss; Amy D. Propen; Colbey Emmerson Reid; Kristie S. Fleckenstein; Brendan Keogh; Jonathan Rey Lee; Matthew A. Levy; Emily McArthur; Josh Mehler; Nicole M. Merola; Anthony Miccoli; Elise Takehana; John Tinnell; Yoni Van Den Eede

    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...

  • Poetic Forceby Kevin Mclaughlin

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    This book argues that the theory of force elaborated in Immanuel Kant's aesthetics (and in particular, his theorization of the dynamic sublime) is of decisive importance to poetry in the nineteenth century and to the connection between poetry and philosophy over the last two centuries. Inspired by his deep engagement with the critical theory of Walter... more...