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Aesthetics

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  • Aesthetics as Phenomenologyby GŁnter 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. GŁnter 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Critique of Judgementby Immanuel Kant

    Free Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    A refreshing approach to the study of major Western philosophers. Introductory essays by noted scholars enliven each volume with insights into the human side of the great thinkers, and provide authoritative discussions of the historical background, evolution, and importance of their ideas. Highly recommended as stimulating classroom texts. more...