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Aesthetics

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  • Intimacyby Ziyad Marar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 17.95

    The hope for intimacy lies deep within us all. That moment of feeling uniquely understood, the antidote to isolation, is what gives us value, validation and self-belief. But as Ziyad Marar shows in this fascinating and engaging study, intimacy is a tricky business. The prevalence of social media, for example, is a sign of our desire for human connection,... 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...

  • The Kantian Aestheticby Paul Crowther

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The Kantian Aesthetic explains the kind of perceptual knowledge involved in aesthetic judgments. It does so by linking Kant's aesthetics to a critically upgraded account of his theory of knowledge. This upgraded theory emphasizes those conceptual and imaginative structures which Kant terms, respectively, 'categories' and 'schemata'.... more...

  • Kunst als Sprache - Sprachen der Kunstby Plotnikov

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2014; US$ 105.92

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautifulby Edmund Burke; Paul Guyer

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Pain and pleasure are simple ideas, incapable of definition.'In 1757 the 27-year-old Edmund Burke argued that our aesthetic responses are experienced as pure emotional arousal, unencumbered by intellectual considerations. In so doing he overturned the Platonic tradition in aesthetics that had prevailed from antiquity until the eighteenth century,... more...

  • The Philosophy of Artby Stephen Davies; Philip Alperson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 34.95

    Now available in a fully revised and updated second edition, this accessible and insightful introduction outlines the central theories and ongoing debates in the philosophy of art. Covers a wide range of topics, including the definition and interpretation of art, the connections between artistic and ethical judgment, and the expression and elicitation... 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...