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Aesthetics

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  • Savoring Disgustby Carolyn Korsmeyer

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    Disgust is a strong aversion, yet paradoxically it can constitute an appreciative aesthetic response to works of art. Artistic disgust can be funny, profound, sorrowful, or gross. This book examines numerous examples of disgust as it is aroused by art and offers a set of explanations for its aesthetic appeal. more...

  • Everyday Aestheticsby Katya Mandoki

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Katya Mandoki advances in this book the thesis that it is not only possible but crucial to open up the field of aesthetics (traditionally confined to the study of art and beauty) toward the richness and complexity of everyday life. She argues that in every process of communication, whether face to face or through the media, fashion, and political propaganda,... more...

  • Black is Beautifulby Paul C. Taylor

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    Black is Beautiful identifies and explores the most significant philosophical issues that emerge from the aesthetic dimensions of black life, providing a long-overdue synthesis and the first extended philosophical treatment of this crucial subject. The first extended philosophical treatment of an important subject that has been almost entirely... more...

  • Encountering Natureby Thomas Heyd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book argues that an attentive encounter with nature is of key importance for the development of an environmentally appropriate culture. The fundamental idea is that the environmental degradation that we are increasingly experiencing is best conceived as the consequence of a cultural mismatch: our cultures seem not to be appropriate to the natural... more...

  • Science and Aesthetic Judgementby Sholom J. Kahn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1953. This title provides an exposition and discussion on Hippolyte Taine (1828-1893), the leader of the Naturalist movement in French criticism. The book examines his theories and some of his practice, as a critic of literature and art. A more general consideration of the chief issues raised by his central problem is also given,... more...

  • Key Conceptsby Trevor Pateman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1991. The arts can only thrive in a culture where there is conversation about them. This is particularly true of the arts in an education context. Yet often the discussion is poor because we do not have the necessary concepts for the elaboration of our aesthetic responses, or sufficient familiarity with the contending schools of... more...

  • A Critical History of Modern Aestheticsby Earl of Listowel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1933. The purpose of this work was to bridge a gap in English philosophical literature by completing the elaborate history of Bosanquet and to stimulate and enrich the whole study of aesthetics by means of his personal destructive and constructive criticism. This title will be of interest to students of philosophy. more...

  • Aestheticsby W. Charlton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1970. What is a work of art? What is the status of things in pictures and books? How are we to distinguish and ascertain the meaning of a literary work at various levels? This book is intended both to introduce the reader to classic philosophical accounts of art and beauty, and to bring out the significance for aesthetics of recent... more...

  • The Philosophical Contexts of Sartre?s The Wall and Other Storiesby Kevin W. Sweeney

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    The Philosophical Contexts of The Wall and Other Stories presents a philosophical analysis of all five stories in Sartre?s short-story collection, concentrating on characters? acts of bad faith. Kevin W. Sweeney argues that each of the five stories has its own philosophical problem that serves as the context for the narrative, and that Sartre constructs... more...

  • Tragic Beauty in Whitehead and Japanese Aestheticsby Steve Odin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book examines Alfred North Whitehead?s process aesthetics focusing especially on two categories, including the penumbral beauty of darkness and the tragic beauty of perishability, while further establishing parallels with the Japanese sense of evanescent beauty as yűgen and aware. It clarifies how both Whitehead and Japanese tradition... more...