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  • The Philosophy of Poetryby Henri Bergson

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    This is a partial translation by Wade Baskin of the original French work Ecrits et Paroles (a 3 volume set, 665 pages) published between 1957 and 1959 by Henri Bergson. It includes the translation from Bergson?s introduction to a French ed. of De rerum natura , by Lucretius published in 1884 under the title: Extraits de Lucre`ce . more...

  • Histories of Sexualityby Stephen Garton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.95

    This book presents the first assessment of one of the most rapidly expanding fields of research: the history of sexuality. From the early efforts of historians to work out a model for sexual history, to the extraordinary impact of French philosopher Michel Foucault, to the vigorous debates about essentialism and social constructionism, to the emergence... more...

  • Critique of Judgmentby Immanuel Kant; J. H. Bernard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Kant's attempt to establish the principles behind the faculty of judgment remains one of the most important works on human reason. This third of the philosopher's three Critiques forms the very basis of modern aesthetics. more...

  • On the Aesthetic Education of Manby Friedrich Schiller; Reginald Snell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    A classic of 18th-century thought, Schiller's treatise defines the relationship between beauty and art. His proposal of art as fundamental to the development of society and the individual remains an influential concept. more...

  • Rhetoricby Aristotle; W. Rhys Roberts

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    One of the seminal works of Western philosophy, Aristotle's Rhetoric vastly influenced all subsequent thought on the subject ? philosophical, political, and literary. Focusing on the use of language as both a vehicle and a tool to shape persuasive argument, Aristotle delineates with remarkable insight both practical and aesthetic elements and... more...

  • Laocoonby Gotthold Ephraim Lessing; Ellen Frothingham

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    According to Greek mythology, Laocoon was a Trojan priest who, along with his two sons, offended the gods. As punishment, the three were strangled by sea serpents. The discovery in 1506 of an ancient Greek sculpture showing the three figures in their death agony not only gave rise to renewed interest in the classical period but also created repercussions... more...

  • Aesthetik auf realistischer Grundlageby Julius Hermann von Kirchmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 39.72

    Das nachstehende Werk beschränkt sich auf die obern Begriffe und Gesetze im Gebiete des Schönen. Der Titel würde deshalb rich­ tiger: Philosophie des Schönen lauten; das Wort: Aesthetik ist nur gewählt worden, weil es das bekanntere und geläufigere ist. Die Eigenthümlichkeit des Werkes ist in den Worten: >>Auf realistischer Grundlage« angedeutet. Das... more...

  • The Art of Freedomby Juliane Rebentisch

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    The concept of democratic freedom refers to more than the kind of freedom embodied by political institutions and procedures. Democratic freedom can only be properly understood if it is grasped as the expression of a culture of freedom that encompasses an entire form of life. Juliane Rebentisch’s systematic and historical approach demonstrates... more...

  • Values of Beautyby Paul Guyer

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book discusses the context and content of aesthetics as they relate to philosophical history and imagination. more...

  • The Philosophy of Artby Stephen Davies; Philip Alperson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 34.95 US$ 30.29

    Now available in a fully revised and updated second edition, this accessible and insightful introduction outlines the central theories and ongoing debates in the philosophy of art. Covers a wide range of topics, including the definition and interpretation of art, the connections between artistic and ethical judgment, and the expression and elicitation... more...