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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Place and Experienceby Jeff Malpas

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

    This book offers a wide-ranging philosophical account of the human relation to place. more...

  • How to Study Art Worldsby Hans van Maanen

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    This necessary and thought-provoking study brings together the organisational side of the world of the arts and the understanding of the many functions art fulfi lls in our culture. more...

  • Critique of Judgementby Immanuel Kant

    Free Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • Thinking Artby Antoon van den Braembussche

    Springer Netherlands 2009; Not Available

    This is one of the most systematic and comprehensive introductions to the philosophy of art (classical, modern and post-modern theories of art are discussed at length). It is ideal for teaching philosophy of art but can also be read by the general public. more...