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Aesthetics

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  • Critique of Judgementby Immanuel Kant

    Free Press 2008; US$ 14.99

    A refreshing approach to the study of major Western philosophers. Introductory essays by noted scholars enliven each volume with insights into the human side of the great thinkers, and provide authoritative discussions of the historical background, evolution, and importance of their ideas. Highly recommended as stimulating classroom texts. more...

  • Tao and Trinityby Scott Austin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Chinese Tao and the Western Trinity have a fundamental unity of theme: the unity of opposites. Both are connected with problems as broad and diverse as how to describe the entire universe, how a system can talk about itself, the relationship between symbols and realities, and the nature of signs and sacraments. 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...

  • Lyotard, Literature and the Trauma of the differendby Dylan Sawyer

    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...

  • 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...

  • Sartreby Thomas R. Flynn

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    The first book-length study of Sartre as philosopher of the imaginary and the development of his philosophical, literary, aesthetic and political thought. more...

  • Ästhetikby Nicolai Hartmann

    De Gruyter 1983; US$ 210.00

    Aesthetik. more...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 18.68

    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; US$ 15.28

    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...

  • Die Bildung des Geschmacksby Eckart Liebau; Jörg Zirfas

    transcript 2014; US$ 24.53

    Der Geschmack - als Sinnengeschmack und als Kunstgeschmack - ist das Vermögen der Differenzierung, das Wahrnehmen und Reflektieren einer Unterscheidung. Im Geschmack verständigt man sich über Natürliches und Kulturelles sowie über Sinnliches und Ästhetisches. Dieser Band macht deutlich, dass die Bildung des Geschmacks zentral über die Auseinandersetzung... more...