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Aesthetics

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  • Clothesby John Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Clothes protect our vulnerable skin and they keep us warm or cool. They help us show that we are young or old, rich or poor, at work or play, and whether we may be good to know. But though they are basic, much as food and shelter are - and also may be beautiful - they have long had a bad press in serious, moral and philosophical writing. The main reason... 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...

  • Plato Dictionaryby Morris Stockhammer

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    In this companion volume to the well-known Aristotle Dictionary , Morris Stockhammer offers a comprehensive and alphabetically organized glossary of the basic writings of Plato. For many years, the editor scanned through the Dialogues of Plato in an effort to find and collect those pithy thoughts that represent the essence of Platonism. The perfect... more...

  • On the Aesthetic Education of Manby Friedrich Schiller; Reginald Snell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    A classic of 18th-century thought, Schiller's treatise on the role of art in society ranks among German philosophy's most profound works. An important contribution to the history of ideas, it employs a political analysis of contemporary society ? and of the French Revolution, in particular ? to define the relationship between beauty and art. more...

  • Rhetoricby Aristotle; W. Rhys Roberts

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    One of the seminal works of Western philosophy, Aristotle's Rhetoric vastly influenced all subsequent thought on the subject ? philosophical, political, and literary. Focusing on the use of language as both a vehicle and a tool to shape persuasive argument, Aristotle delineates with remarkable insight both practical and aesthetic elements and... more...

  • Critique of Judgmentby Immanuel Kant; J. H. Bernard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    This 1790 polemic by one of philosophy's most important and influential figures attempts to establish the principles that support the faculty of judgment. Kant's third critique--after Critique of Practical Reason and Critique of Pure Reason --remains one of the most important works on human reason. The Critique of Judgment informs the very basis... more...

  • Laocoonby Gotthold Ephraim Lessing; Ellen Frothingham

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    According to Greek mythology, Laocoon was a Trojan priest who, along with his two sons, offended the gods. As punishment, the three were strangled by sea serpents. The discovery in 1506 of an ancient Greek sculpture showing the three figures in their death agony not only gave rise to renewed interest in the classical period but also created repercussions... more...

  • Mapping and Charting in Early Modern England and Franceby Christine Petto

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book is a comparative study of the production and role of maps, charts, and atlases in early modern England and France with a particular focus on Paris and London. more...

  • Performance and Phenomenologyby Maaike Bleeker; Jon Foley Sherman; Eirini Nedelkopoulou

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    This book offers a timely discussion about the interventions and tensions between two contested and contentious fields, performance and phenomenology, with international case studies that map an emerging 21 st century terrain of critical and performance practice. Building on the foundational texts of both fields that established the performativity... more...

  • Place and Experienceby Jeff Malpas

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 48.00

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