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Aesthetics

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  • The Philosophy of Designby Glenn Parsons

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    The Philosophy of Design is an introduction to the fundamental philosophical issues raised by the contemporary practice of design. The first book to systematically examine design from the perspective of contemporary philosophy, it offers a broad perspective, ranging across key philosophical areas such as aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics and... more...

  • On Filmby Stephen Mulhall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    The first edition of Stephen Mulhall's acclaimed On Film was a study of the four Alien films, and made the highly original and controversial argument that films themselves can philosophise. In its second edition, On Film increased its breadth and vision considerably to encompass films such as the Mission: Impossible series and Steven Spielberg's... more...

  • The Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Fine Artby Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1905, Bosanquet?s translation of Hegel?s Philosophy of Fine Art brings Hegel?s commentary and analysis of what constitutes beauty and fine art to an English audience as well as presenting his own viewpoints on the work and what is at the heart of true philosophical theory. This title will be of interest to students of philosophy... more...

  • Early Modern Aestheticsby J. Colin McQuillan

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 31.99

    A clear and concise account of the relationship between aesthetics and philosophy in Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the development of aesthetics as a discipline in its own right. more...

  • Taste as Experienceby Nicola Perullo; Massimo Montanari

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Taste as Experience puts the pleasure of food at the center of human experience. It shows how the sense of taste informs our preferences and relationship to nature, pushes us toward ethical practices of consumption, and impresses upon us the importance of aesthetics. Eating is often dismissed as a necessary aspect of survival, and our personal enjoyment... more...

  • Current Controversies in Philosophy of Filmby Katherine Thomson-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume advances the contemporary debate on five central issues in the philosophy of film. These issues concern the relation between the art and technology of film, the nature of film realism, how narrative fiction films narrate, how we engage emotionally with films, and whether films can philosophize. Two new essays by leading figures in the... more...

  • Savoring Disgustby Carolyn Korsmeyer

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 32.99

    Disgust is a strong aversion, yet paradoxically it can constitute an appreciative aesthetic response to works of art. Artistic disgust can be funny, profound, sorrowful, or gross. This book examines numerous examples of disgust as it is aroused by art and offers a set of explanations for its aesthetic appeal. more...

  • Everyday Aestheticsby Katya Mandoki

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Katya Mandoki advances in this book the thesis that it is not only possible but crucial to open up the field of aesthetics (traditionally confined to the study of art and beauty) toward the richness and complexity of everyday life. She argues that in every process of communication, whether face to face or through the media, fashion, and political propaganda,... more...

  • Encountering Natureby Thomas Heyd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book argues that an attentive encounter with nature is of key importance for the development of an environmentally appropriate culture. The fundamental idea is that the environmental degradation that we are increasingly experiencing is best conceived as the consequence of a cultural mismatch: our cultures seem not to be appropriate to the natural... more...

  • The Philosophical Contexts of Sartre?s The Wall and Other Storiesby Kevin W. Sweeney

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    The Philosophical Contexts of The Wall and Other Stories presents a philosophical analysis of all five stories in Sartre?s short-story collection, concentrating on characters? acts of bad faith. Kevin W. Sweeney argues that each of the five stories has its own philosophical problem that serves as the context for the narrative, and that Sartre constructs... more...