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Aesthetics

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  • Imagesby John V. Kulvicki

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    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...

  • Modern Philosophyby Roger Scruton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    Roger Scruton is one of the most widely respected philosophers of our time, whose often provocative views never fail to simulate debate. In Modern Philosophy he turns his attention to the whole of the field, from the philosophy of logic to aesthetics, and in so doing provides us with an essential and comprehensive guide to modern thinking. more...

  • Textologieby Martin Endres; Axel Pichler; Claus Zittel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    Der Band versammelt Beiträge unterschiedlicher Fachrichtungen, die sich der Entwicklung eines erweiterten Textbegriffs widmen. Die Frage nach der Bedeutung und Funktion von Textualität führt dabei zur Aufgabe der traditionellen Arbeitsteilung von Philosophie und Philologie, sensibilisiert für unterschiedliche sprachlich-ästhetische Darstellungsformen,... more...

  • Gaston Bachelardby Cristina Chimisso

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    In this new study, Cristina Chimisso explores the work of the French Philosopher of Science, Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) by situating it within French cultural life of the first half of the century. The book is introduced by a study - based on an analysis of portraits and literary representations - of how Bachelard's admirers transformed him into... more...

  • Suffering Art Gladlyby Jerrold Levinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00

    A collection of newly composed essays, some with a historical focus and some with a contemporary focus, which addresses the problem of explaining the appeal of artworks whose appreciation entails negative or difficult emotions on the appreciator's part - what has traditionally been known as "the paradox of tragedy". 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$ 99.99

    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...

  • Theorie und Geschichte des philosophischen Bildesby Claus Zittel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    Die vorliegende Studie zeigt an Beispielen aus der Geschichte der Philosophie, dass den materiellen Momenten eines Textes ? seiner Physiognomie, der Typographie und insbesondere den Text-Bild-Relationen ?eine hohe kognitive Relevanz zukommt. Daraus ergibt sich die Notwendigkeit, eine material-affine Methodologie zu entwickeln, die solche Prozesse auch... more...

  • Decompositionby Andrew Durkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    Decomposition is a bracing, revisionary, and provocative inquiry into music?from Beethoven to Duke Ellington, from Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie?as a personal and cultural experience: how it is composed, how it is idiosyncratically perceived by critics and reviewers, and why we listen to it the way we do. Andrew Durkin, best known as the... more...

  • The Element of Fire (Routledge Revivals)by Anthony O'Hear

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    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...