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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • Aestheticsby Nicolai Hartmann; Eugene Kelly; Eugene Kelly

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The book is the first English translation of Nicolai Hartmann's seminal book which addresses all philosophical questions of the arts. It will be of value to graduate students in philosophy, scholars concerned with 20th century Continental philosophy, students of aesthetics and art history and criticism, and persons in and out of academic philosophy... more...

  • Loveby Tony Milligan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 15.95

    What is love? What is it to be loved? Can we trust love? Is it overrated? These are just some of the questions Tony Milligan pursues in his novel exploration of a subject that has occupied philosophers since the time of Plato. Tackling the mood of pessimism about the nature of love that reaches back through Schopenhauer and Kierkegaard, he examines... 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 , RanciŔre takes a radically different... more...

  • The Age of the Poetsby Alain Badiou; Bruno Bosteels

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 23.95

    The Age of the Poets revisits the age-old problem of the relation between literature and philosophy, arguing against both Plato and Heidegger?s famous arguments. Philosophy neither has to ban the poets from the republic nor abdicate its own powers to the sole benefit of poetry or art. Instead, it must declare the end of what Badiou names the ?age... 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...

  • Martin Heidegger on Technology, Ecology, and the Artsby Anthony Lack

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Lack begins with a discussion of Max Weber's analysis of the disenchantment of the world and proceeds to develop Heidegger's philosophy in a way that suggests a "re-enchantment" of the world that faces the modern condition squarely, without nostalgia. more...

  • ─sthetisches Wissenby Christoph Asmuth; Peter Remmers

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Aesthetic knowledge consists of a complex interplay between the sensual and the intellectual, and eludes a straightforward logic of judgment. This volume investigates the associated aesthetic, epistemological, and artistic problems using a historical-systematic approach. It documents the relevance of transcendental philosophical, idealistic, and phenomenological... more...

  • Treatise on Consequencesby John Buridan; Stephen Read; Hubert Hubien

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    The rediscovery of Aristotle in the late twelfth century led to a fresh development of logical theory, culminating in Buridan's crucial comprehensive treatment in the Treatise on Consequences. Buridan's novel treatment of the categorical syllogism laid the basis for the study of logic in succeeding centuries. This new translation offers a clear... more...