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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • The Method of Equalityby Jacques Rancière; Julie Rose

    Wiley 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    The development of Rancière?s philosophical work, from his formative years through the political and methodological break with Louis Althusser and the lessons of May 68, is documented here, as are the confrontations with other thinkers, the controversies and occasional misunderstandings. So too are the unity of his work and the distinctive style of... more...

  • The Intertwining of Aesthetics and Ethicsby Jadranka Skorin-Kapov

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    The book analyzes the intertwining of aesthetics and ethics in experiences characterized by a break of representational capabilities, such as encounters with nature and art. It also notes that the prerequisite for such an experience concerns expectations and authenticity, and the aftermath engenders wonderment and sublimity, as a common root to aesthetic... more...

  • Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representationby Gary Kemp; Gabriele M Mras

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Pictorial representation is one of the core questions in aesthetics and philosophy of art. What is a picture? How do pictures represent things? This collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the influential thesis that the core of pictorial representation is not resemblance but 'seeing-in', in particular as found in the work of Richard... more...

  • Surrealism: Key Conceptsby Krzysztof Fijalkowski; Michael Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 32.95

    Emerging from the disruption of the First World War, surrealism confronted the resulting ?crisis of consciousness? in a way that was arguably more profound than any other cultural movement of the time. The past few decades have seen an expansion of interest in surrealist writers, whose contribution to the history of ideas in the twentieth-century... more...

  • On the Metaphysics of Morals and Ethicsby Immanuel Kant

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    Collected here in this omnibus edition are Immanuel Kant's three most important works on the Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics. Included are Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Introduction to the Metaphysic of Morals, and The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics. Kant's Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important... more...

  • A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideasby Edmund Burke

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 0.99

    An eloquent and sometimes even erotic book, the Philosophical Enquiry was long dismissed as a piece of mere juvenilia. However, Burke's analysis of the relationship between emotion, beauty, and art form is now recognized as not only an important and influential work of aesthetic theory, but also one of the first major works in European literature on... more...

  • Adorno and Philosophical Modernismby Roger S. Foster

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book explores contemporary continental philosophy and aesthetics, focusing on the work of philosopher and musicologist Theodor W. Adorno. Roger Foster addresses the problem of post-Kantian reason in relation to the pathologies of experience, alienation, the transformative and ethical import of aesthetic experience, the relation between philosophy... more...

  • Aestheticsby David Goldblatt; Lee B. Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 115.95

    As with previous editions, the new Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts uses classic and contemporary readings of leading philosophers of the arts. This Third Edition includes more than a dozen new essays either written or adapted especially for this volume. Containing more than 90 essays in total, the new edition offers generous choices... more...