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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 38.17
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film addresses these questions by examining the idea of cinema as a medium of ethical experience with the power to... more...