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- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 17.95
Have we become beauty-blind? For two decades or more in the humanities, various political arguments have been put forward against beauty: that it distracts us from more important issues; that it is the handmaiden of privilege; and that it masks political interests. In On Beauty and Being Just Elaine Scarry not only defends beauty from the political... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 8.99
A pathbreaking work about the way literature teaches us to use our imagination. We often attribute to our imaginative life powers that go beyond ordinary perception or sensation. In Dreaming by the Book , the noted scholar Elaine Scarry explores the apparently miraculous but in fact understandable processes by which poets and writers confer those... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
Weiss, Propen, and Reid gather a diverse group of scholars to analyze the growing obsolescence of the human-object dichotomy in today's world. In doing so, Radical Interface brings together diverse disciplines to foster a dialog on significant technological issues pertinent to philosophy, rhetoric, aesthetics, and science. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95
A bracing, revisionary and provocative inquiry into music?from Beethoven to Duke Ellington, Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie?as a personal and cultural experience: how it is composed, idiosyncratically perceived by critics and reviewers, and why we listen to it the way we do. Andrew Durkin, best known as leader of the west coast?s Industrial... more...