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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Deleuze's Wayby Ronald Bogue

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Addressing the essential question of the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in Deleuze's philosophy this book provides clear indications of the practical implications of Deleuze's approach to the arts through detailed analyses of the ethical dimension of artistic activity in literature, music, and film. Bogue examines Deleuze's "transverse... more...

  • What Art Isby Michelle Kamhi; Louis Torres

    Open Court 2016; US$ 21.95

    What is art? The arts establishment has a simple answer: anything is art if a reputed artist or expert says it is. Though many people are skeptical about the alleged new art forms that have proliferated since the early twentieth century, today's critics claim that all such work, however incomprehensible, is art. A groundbreaking alternative to this... more...

  • Handbook of Inaestheticsby Alain Badiou; Alberto Toscano

    Stanford University Press 2004; US$ 22.95

    This volume presents a new proposal for the link between philosophy and art. Badiou identifies and rejects the three schemes of didacticism, romanticism, and classicism that he sees as having governed traditional ?aesthetics,? and seeks a fourth mode of accounting for the educative value of works of art. more...