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Aesthetics

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  • By the Late John Brockmanby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    By the Late John Brockman by Mr. John Brockman has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher. more...

  • 10/40/70by Nicholas Rombes

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A bold experiment in film theory for the digital era. more...

  • The Aesthetic Fieldby Arnold Berleant

    Cybereditions 2001; US$ 12.95

    Arguing that traditional answers to the question ?What is art?? are partial at best, Arnold Berleant contends that we need to understand art as a complex aesthetic field encompassing all the factors that form the context and experience of art. more...

  • Philosophy and Fictionby Peter Lamarque

    Cybereditions 2000; US$ 12.95

    Peter Lamarque's refreshing, polemical anthology on the philosophy of literature covers the field's key debates: the role of the author, literary appreciation, the nature of fiction, the pleasures of tragedy, and the question of censorship. After a comprehensive and engaging introduction, five robust essays examine the central themes of the aesthetics... more...

  • Place and Experienceby Jeff Malpas

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 46.00

    This book offers a wide-ranging philosophical account of the human relation to place. more...

  • A Philosophy of Gardensby David E. Cooper

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 24.99

    Why do gardens matter so much and mean so much to people? That is the intriguing question to which David Cooper seeks an answer in this book. Given the enthusiasm for gardens in human civilization ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, it is surprising that the question has been so long neglected by modern philosophy. Now at last there is a philosophy... more...

  • Beyond the Letter (Routledge Revivals)by Israel Scheffler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Ambiguity, vagueness and metaphor are pervasive features of language, deserving of systematic study in their own right. Yet they have frequently been considered mere deviations from ideal language or obstacles to be avoided in the construction of scientific systems. First published in 1979, Beyond the Letter offers a consecutive study of these features... more...

  • How to Study Art Worldsby Hans van Maanen

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    This necessary and thought-provoking study brings together the organisational side of the world of the arts and the understanding of the many functions art fulfi lls in our culture. more...

  • Listeningby Jean Luc Nancy; Charlotte Mandell

    Fordham University Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body. How is listening different from hearing? What does listening entail? How does what is heard differ from what is seen? Can philosophy even address listening, écouter, as opposed to entendre, which means both hearing and understanding?Unlike the... more...

  • Critique of Judgementby Immanuel Kant

    Free Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    A refreshing approach to the study of major Western philosophers. Introductory essays by noted scholars enliven each volume with insights into the human side of the great thinkers, and provide authoritative discussions of the historical background, evolution, and importance of their ideas. Highly recommended as stimulating classroom texts. more...