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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • Minerva's Night Outby Noë Carroll; l

    Wiley 2013; US$ 99.95

    Minerva’s Night Out presents series of essays by noted philosopher and motion picture and media theorist Noël Carroll that explore issues at the intersection of philosophy, motion pictures, and popular culture. Presents a wide-ranging series of essays that reflect on philosophical issues relating to modern film and popular culture... more...

  • Art and Moralityby Morris Grossman; Martin A. Coleman

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    The guiding theme of these essays by aesthetician, musician, and Santayana scholar Morris Grossman is the importance of preserving the tension between what can be unified and what is disorganized, random, and miscellaneous. Grossman described this as the tension between art and morality: Art arrests a sense of change and yields moments of unguarded... more...

  • Ethics and the Artsby Paul Macneill

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book proposes that the highest expression of ethics is an aesthetic. It suggests that the quintessential performance of any field of practice is an art that captures an ethic beyond any literal statement of values. This is to advocate for a shift in emphasis, away from current juridical approaches to ethics (ethicalcodes or regulation), toward... more...

  • Die metaphysische Grundlage der Kontroverse um den Kraftbegriff zwischen Descartes und Leibnizby Chun-Fa Liu

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 66.03

    Die Kontroversen um das wahre Wesen der Natur in der früheren Neuzeit haben bekanntlich großen Einfluss auf die spätere Entwicklung der Naturwissenschaft. Eine der wichtigsten Debatten war der Streit um das Kraftmaß zwischen den Leibnizianern und Cartesianern. Er wird heute öfter als unsinnig bezeichnet, denn Kraft ist an sich ein metaphysischer Begriff.... more...

  • Nature of Artby A. L. Cothey

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 44.95

    Cothey gives a concise and systematic account of the leading philosophical ideas about art and aesthetics from ancient times to the present day. more...

  • Levi-Strauss, Anthropology, and Aestheticsby Boris Wiseman

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

    A wide-ranging 2007 study of Claude Lévi-Strauss's aesthetic thought. more...

  • A Companion to Aestheticsby Stephen Davies; David E. Cooper; Robert Hopkins; Robert Stecker; Kathleen Marie Higgins

    Wiley 2009; US$ 225.95

    In this extensively revised and updated edition, 168 alphabetically arranged articles provide comprehensive treatment of the main topics and writers in this area of aesthetics. Written by prominent scholars covering a wide-range of key topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art Features revised and expanded entries from the first edition, as... more...

  • Selected Writings on Aestheticsby Johann Gottfried Herder; Gregory Moore

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 97.50

    A seminal figure in the philosophy of history, culture, and language, Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) also produced some of the most important and original works in the history of aesthetic theory. A student of Kant, he spent much of his life striving to reconcile the opposing poles of Enlightenment thought represented by his early mentors. His... more...

  • Bildung als Kunstby Jürgen Stolzenberg; Lars-Thade Ulrichs

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    This collection illuminates the concept of ?Bildung? in the works of Fichte, Schiller, Humboldt, and Nietzsche. Besides seeking to work out the theoretical contour of aesthetic education in the 18th and 19th centuries, the contributions attempt to make reason known to itself in the interdisciplinary study of ?Bildung?, a concept important in fields... more...