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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Values of Beautyby Paul Guyer

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    This book, first published in 2005, discusses the context and content of aesthetics as they relate to philosophical history and imagination. 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...

  • Cinematic Ethicsby Robert Sinnerbrink

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film addresses these questions by examining the idea of cinema as a medium of ethical experience with the power to... more...