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  • Freud and the Scene of Traumaby John Fletcher

    Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    This book argues that Freud's mapping of trauma as a scene is central to both his clinical interpretation of his patients' symptoms and his construction of successive theoretical models and concepts to explain the power of such scenes in his patients' lives. This attention to the scenic form of trauma and its power in determining symptoms... more...

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Artby Richard Eldridge

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    A clear and compact survey of philosophical theories of the nature and value of art, in a new, expanded edition. 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...

  • Ethics and the Artsby

    Springer Netherlands 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 (ethical codes or regulation), toward... 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...

  • Placing Aestheticsby Robert E. Wood

    Ohio University Press 2000; US$ 25.99

    Examining select high points in the speculative tradition from Plato and Aristotle through the Middle Ages and German tradition to Dewey and Heidegger, Placing Aesthetics seeks to locate the aesthetic concern within the larger framework of each thinker's philosophy. In Professor Robert Wood's study, aesthetics is not peripheral but rather central... more...

  • Art and Faithby Jacques Maritain; Jean Cocteau

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    The meaning of poetry and the sociological and political significance of art are dealt with in these letters. more...

  • Why We Make Things and Why it Mattersby Peter Korn

    Random House 2015; US$ 23.98

    Why do we make things? Why do we choose the emotionally and physically demanding work of bringing new objects into the world with creativity and skill? Why does it matter that we make things well? What is the nature of work? And what is the nature of a good life? Part memoir, part polemic, part philosophical reflection, this is a book about the process... more...

  • Magic and Lossby Virginia Heffernan

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    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...