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Aesthetics

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  • Deleuze and the Bodyby Laura Guillaume; Joe Hughes

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    A collection of essays on the approaches and applications of Deleuze's philosophy to the body. Using a variety of contemporary cultural, scientific and philosophical lines of enquiry, the contributors produce a truly multidisciplinary view of the Deleuzian body, inviting us to look afresh at art, movement and literature.The Deleuzian body is not... more...

  • Ästhetisches Wissenby Christoph Asmuth; Peter Remmers

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    ?Ästhetisches Wissen?? bezeichnet ein komplexes Wechselspiel von Sinnlichem und Begrifflichem, das sich einer geradlinigen Urteilslogik entzieht. Der Band untersucht damit verbundene ästhetische, epistemologische und künstlerische Probleme in historisch-systematischer Einstellung. Er belegt die Aktualität transzendentalphilosophischer, idealistischer... more...

  • Gebrochene Schönheitby Andreas Arndt; Jure Zovko; Günter Kruck

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    At the heart of Hegel?s Aesthetics is the idea of the beautiful as unity. This unity turns fragile once the mind's self-awareness becomes conceptual and extends beyond sensory illusion. Focusing the philosophy of art on the idea of the beautiful raises a set of systematic problems, which are discussed in this volume with regard to Hegel?s Aesthetics,... more...

  • The Emancipated Spectatorby Jacques Ranciere

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    The theorists of art and film commonly depict the modern audience as aesthetically and politically passive. In response, both artists and thinkers have sought to transform the spectator into an active agent and the spectacle into a communal performance. In this follow-up to the acclaimed The Future of the Image , Rancière takes a radically different... more...

  • How To Like Everythingby Paul Shepheard

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    There is no absolute truth but there is absolutely everything more...

  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Artby Robert Stecker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 38.99

    Praised in its original edition for its up-to-date, rigorous presentation of current debates and for the clarity of its presentation, Robert Stecker's new edition of Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art preserves the major themes and conclusions of the original, while expanding its content, providing new features, and enhancing accessibility. Described... more...

  • Gebrochene Schönheitby Andreas Arndt; Jure Zovko; Günter Kruck

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    At the heart of Hegel?s Aesthetics is the idea of the beautiful as unity. This unity turns fragile once the mind's self-awareness becomes conceptual and extends beyond sensory illusion. Focusing the philosophy of art on the idea of the beautiful raises a set of systematic problems, which are discussed in this volume with regard to Hegel?s Aesthetics,... more...

  • Essays in Aestheticsby Jean-Paul Sartre

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2012; US$ 9.99

    R enowned French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre references artists such as Tintoretto, Calder, Lapoujade, Titian, Raphael, and Michaelangelo in discussing how great art of the past relates to the challenges of his era Essays in Aesthetics is a provocative collection that considers the nature of art and its meaning. Sartre considers the artist?s... more...

  • What We See When We Readby Peter Mendelsund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading?how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us what, exactly, Ishmael... more...

  • Art's Emotionsby Damien Freeman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Despite the very obvious differences between looking at Manet?s Woman with a Parrot and listening to Elgar?s Cello Concerto, both experiences provoke similar questions in the thoughtful aesthete: why does the painting seem to express reverie and the music, nostalgia? How do we experience the reverie and nostalgia in such works of art? Why do we... more...