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Aesthetics

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  • Real Presencesby George Steiner

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65

    Real Presences argues that any understanding of the nature of language is based on  the assumption of God's presence, and discusses the influence of this on  literary criticism. more...

  • The Aesthetic Developmentby Meg Harris Williams

    Karnac Books 2010; US$ 27.95

    'Few people would be better qualified than Meg Harris Williams to write this innovative and eagerly anticipated post-Kleinian book. Deeply versed in the opus of Bion and Meltzer, Harris Williams enhances the concept of "catastrophic change". The analyst who "eschews memory and desire" observes the subtle interplay of transference and countertransference... more...

  • Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Artby Mary Wiseman; Liu Yuedi

    BRILL 2011; US$ 212.00

    How contemporary Chinese art is creating ?a philosophy of life, a philosophy of politics, and a natural philosophy,? as artist Qiu Zhijie says it must, is explored in this collection of essays by philosophers and art historians from America and China. more...

  • The Hidden Order Of Artby Anton Ehrenzweig

    Orion 2011; US$ 30.34

    A revealing study into the relationship between psychology and the arts. more...

  • Transfigured Stagesby Margaret Hamilton

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 48.00

    Transfigured Stages: Major Practitioners and Theatre Aesthetics in Australia captures the excitement of a key period in the emergence of postdramatic theatre in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s. It is the first book to discuss work by The Sydney Front (1986 – 1993) and Open City (1987 – ), and engages contemporary cultural and aesthetic theory... more...

  • The Hidden Order Of Artby Anton Ehrenzweig

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    A revealing study into the relationship between psychology and the arts. more...

  • The Birth of Tragedyby Friedrich Nietzsche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche's first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner, to whom this work was dedicated. Nietzsche outlined a distinction between its two central forces: the Apolline, representing beauty and order, and the Dionysiac,... more...

  • Introductory Lectures on Aestheticsby Georg Hegel; Michael Inwood; Bernard Bosanquet

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    No philosopher has held a higher opinion of art than Hegel, yet nor was any so profoundly pessimistic about its prospects - despite living in the German golden age of Goethe, Mozart and Schiller. For if the artists of classical Greece could find the perfect fusion of content and form, modernity faced complicating - and ultimately disabling - questions.... more...

  • Art, Self and Knowledgeby Keith Lehrer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 23.99

    Art can provide us with a sensory experience that provokes us to reconfigure how we think about our world and ourselves. Theories of art have often sought to find some feature of art that isolates it from the rest of experience. Keith Lehrer argues, in opposition, that art is connected, not isolated, from how we think and feel, represent and react.... more...

  • Kant on Beauty and Biologyby Rachel Zuckert

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    A wide-ranging and original interpretation of Kant's Critique of Judgment. more...