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Aesthetics

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  • Wittgenstein on Colourby ?tefan Riegelnik; Frederik A. Gierlinger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This volume is the first collection of articles dedicated to Wittgenstein?s thoughts on colour, focusing in particular on his so-called Remarks on Colour, a piece of writing that has received comparably little attention from Wittgenstein scholars. The articles discuss why Wittgenstein wrote so intensively about colour during the last years of his life... more...

  • Nietzsche und der Nihilismusby Eike Brock

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The notion of nihilism assumes a prominent place in Nietzsche?s thinking during the 1880s. Yet he had already condemned nihilistic Western culture in The Birth of Tragedy; in order to overcome nihilism, life must be aesthetically vindicated. The author analyzes the cultural and anthropological foundations of Nietzsche?s concept of nihilism. The book... 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...

  • How to Do Things with Silenceby Haig Khatchadourian

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    This work is a detailed analytical study of different forms of silent doing. It explores a range of topics related to silence, including the theory of silent doing and its relationship to other forms of action and communication, silence and aesthetics, the ethics and politics of science, and the religious dimensions of silence. The book, as an original... 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...

  • Kunst als Sprache - Sprachen der Kunstby Plotnikov

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2014; US$ 156.43

    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$ 21.03

    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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • Photography and Its Violationsby John Roberts

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Theorists critique photography for “objectifying? its subjects and manipulating appearance for the sake of art. In this bold counterargument, John Roberts recasts photography?s violating powers and aesthetic technique as part of a complex “social ontology? that exposes the hierarchies, divisions, and exclusions behind appearances. Photography must... more...