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Aesthetics

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  • Aesthetics as Phenomenologyby Günter Figal; Jerome Veith

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Connecting aesthetic experience with our experience of nature or with other cultural artifacts, Aesthetics as Phenomenology focuses on what art means for cognition, recognition, and affect?how art changes our everyday disposition or behavior. Günter Figal engages in a penetrating analysis of the moment at which, in our contemplation of a work of art,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 Routledge Companion to Aestheticsby Berys Gaut; Dominic Lopes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    The third edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains over sixty chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics. This companion opens with an historical overview of aesthetics including entries on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault, Goodman,... more...

  • Cartographies of the Absoluteby Alberto Toscano; Jeff Kinkle

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    An aesthetics of the economy for the twenty-first century. 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...

  • Santayana the Philosopherby Daniel Moreno; Charles Padrón

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    Santayana the Philosopher: Philosophy as a Form of Life highlights the far-ranging nuances of Santayana?s philosophical system, while also discussing his ever-present concern for contemporary human affairs. Santayana understood the activity of philosophy in a Greek manner, as a form of life, but his interests always included the perennial philosophical... more...