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- Free Press 2008; Not Available
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...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 34.99
Antithetical Arts constitutes a defence of musical formalism against those who would put literary interpretations on the absolute music canon. In Part I, the historical origins of both the literary interpretation of absolute music and musical formalism are laid out. In Part II, specific attempts to put literary interpretations on various works of the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 34.99
Artworld Metaphysics turns a critical eye upon aspects of the artworld, and articulates some of the problems, principles, and norms implicit in the actual practices of artistic creation, interpretation, evaluation, and commodification. Aesthetic theory is treated as descriptive and explanatory, rather than normative: a theory that relates to artworld... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00
Is self-consciousness a condition of possibility for knowledge? Does Kant?s theory of self-consciousness commit us to transcendental idealism? How convincing is Kant?s theory of self-consciousness? How should we understand transcendental idealism? What is Hegel?s alternative? How do Kant and Hegel conceive of the beautiful? How do their conceptions... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 18.99
A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's arms. While critics have lauded Wagner's Tristan and Isolde for the originality and subtlety of the music, they have denounced the drama as a "mere... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00
Stefanie Buchenau explores the philosophical and conceptual origins of aesthetics and the philosophy of art. more...
- Fordham University Press 2012; US$ 44.99
Two ways of understanding the aesthetic organization of literary works have come down to us from the late 18th century and dominate discussions of European modernism today: the aesthetics of autonomy, associated with the self-sufficient work of art, and the aesthetics of fragmentation, practiced by the avant-gardes. In this revisionary study, Leonardo... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 17.95
Have we become beauty-blind? For two decades or more in the humanities, various political arguments have been put forward against beauty: that it distracts us from more important issues; that it is the handmaiden of privilege; and that it masks political interests. In On Beauty and Being Just Elaine Scarry not only defends beauty from the political... more...