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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • Aisthetics of the Spiritsby Steffen Schneider

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; Not Available

    Biographische InformationenPD Dr. Steffen Schneider hat zurzeit eine Vertretungsprofessur für romanistische Literaturwissenschaft an der Universität Trier inne. ReiheepiFaNIen ? Frühe Neuzeit Interdisziplinär - Band 001 more...

  • The Philosophy of Designby Glenn Parsons

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...