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Aesthetics

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  • Pragmatist Aestheticsby Richard Shusterman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 31.99

    This much acclaimed book has emerged as neo-pragmatism's most significant contribution to contemporary aesthetics. By articulating a deeply embodied notion of aesthetic experience and the art of living, and by providing a compellingly rigorous defense of popular art?crowned by a pioneer study of hip hop?Richard Shusterman reorients aesthetics towards... more...

  • The A to Z of Aestheticsby Dabney Townsend

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Aesthetics covers its history from Classical Greece to the present, including entries on non-western aesthetics. The book contains a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the main concepts, terminology, important persons (philosophers, critics, and artists), and the... more...

  • George Santayana at 150by Matthew C. Flamm; Giuseppe Patella; Jennifer A. Rea; Jose Beltran; Michael Brodrick; Martin A. Coleman; Cayetano Estebanez; Michael P. Hodges; John Lachs; Daniel Moreno; Charles Padron; Daniel Pinkas; Herman Saatkamp; Krzysztof Piotr Skowronski; Glenn Tiller; Leonarda Vaiana; Amparo Zacares

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 94.99

    Santayana at 150: International Interpretations is an anthology gathering seventeen scholar?s essays on the thought and life of Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana. Themes considered include: materialism, naturalistic ethics, aesthetics, and cosmopolitanism. This volume marks the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of Santayana?s birth.... more...

  • Listeningby Jean Luc Nancy; Charlotte Mandell

    Fordham University Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body. How is listening different from hearing? What does listening entail? How does what is heard differ from what is seen? Can philosophy even address listening, écouter, as opposed to entendre, which means both hearing and understanding?Unlike the... more...

  • Musical Revolutions in German Cultureby Mirko M. Hall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Drawing upon the philosophical insights of Friedrich Schlegel, Walter Benjamin, Theodor W. Adorno, and Blixa Bargeld, this book explores the persistence of a critical-deconstructive approach to musical production, consumption, and reception in the German cultural sphere of the last two centuries. more...

  • Magic and Lossby Virginia Heffernan

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 26.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Hegel on Beautyby Julia Peters

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    While the current philosophical debate surrounding Hegel?s aesthetics focuses heavily on the philosopher?s controversial ?end of art? thesis, its participants rarely give attention to Hegel?s ideas on the nature of beauty and its relation to art. This study seeks to remedy this oversight by placing Hegel?s views on beauty front and center. Peters... more...

  • Emotion and Valueby Sabine Roeser; Cain Todd

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    This volume brings together new work by leading philosophers on the topics of emotion and value, and explores issues at their intersection. Philosophers and psychologists working on the emotions have reached something of a consensus about the complex, inter-related nature of the affective and cognitive components of emotions, and have increasingly... 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...