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Aesthetics

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  • By the Late John Brockmanby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A radical, experimental work that challenges the boundaries of poetry, philosophy, and science. First published in 1969, this new and expanded edition of John Brockman?s first book,  By The Late John Brockman,  also includes the full text of  37  (1971), and  Afterwords  (1973). This edition features a new foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director... 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...

  • Kunst als Sprache - Sprachen der Kunstby Plotnikov

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2014; US$ 105.92

    Der Band präsentiert das breite Spektrum an Positionen in der west- und osteuropäischen Kunstphilosophie im Zusammenhang mit der Wirkung der Staatlichen Akademie der Kunstwissenschaften in Moskau (GAChN, 1921?1930). Er erschließt damit eines der produktivsten und bislang nur fragmentarisch erforschten Kapitel der Kunsttheorie des 20. Jahrhunderts.... more...

  • Ethik. Eine Einführungby Alfred Cyril Ewing; Bernd Goebel; Bernd Goebel

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2014; US$ 14.31

    Leicht verständliche Einführung in Fragestellungen und Probleme der Ethik und Metaethik von dem Antipoden Wittgensteins in dessen Cambridger Zeit. ? Ewings Buch erfuhr im englischen Original zehn Auflagen und erscheint hier zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch. - Wenn ein Philosoph (wie in Cambridge in den 1940er-Jahren geschehen) öffentlich bezweifelt, dass... more...

  • Essays in Aestheticsby Jean-Paul Sartre

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2012; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Intimacyby Ziyad Marar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 17.95

    The hope for intimacy lies deep within us all. That moment of feeling uniquely understood, the antidote to isolation, is what gives us value, validation and self-belief. But as Ziyad Marar shows in this fascinating and engaging study, intimacy is a tricky business. The prevalence of social media, for example, is a sign of our desire for human connection,... more...

  • 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...

  • Philosophy and Blade Runnerby Timothy Shanahan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 27.00

    Philosophy and Blade Runner explores philosophical issues in the film Blade Runner , including human nature, personhood, identity, consciousness, free will, morality, God, death, and the meaning of life. The result is a novel analysis of the greatest science fiction film of all time and a unique contribution to the philosophy of film. more...

  • A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautifulby Edmund Burke; Paul Guyer

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Pain and pleasure are simple ideas, incapable of definition.'In 1757 the 27-year-old Edmund Burke argued that our aesthetic responses are experienced as pure emotional arousal, unencumbered by intellectual considerations. In so doing he overturned the Platonic tradition in aesthetics that had prevailed from antiquity until the eighteenth century,... 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...