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Aesthetics

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  • Empathyby Derek Matravers

    Wiley 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    How can we understand another person?s feelings, thoughts, words or behaviour? Through empathy, it is hoped, we might use our imaginations to shift our perspective into another person?s, thereby grasping their thoughts and emotions. In this insightful new book, Derek Matravers negotiates the evolution of this fascinating concept. He explores the... more...

  • Art, Mind, and Narrativeby Julian Dodd

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    This volume presents new essays on art, mind, and narrative inspired by the work of the late Peter Goldie. Topics covered include the role of narrative thinking in our lives, the nature of our imaginative engagement with fiction, the emotions and their role in motivating action, and the nature of conceptual art. more...

  • Aesthetic Pursuitsby Jerrold Levinson

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 54.99

    Aesthetic Pursuits is a new collection of essays from Jerrold Levinson, one of the most prominent philosophers of art today, focusing on literature, film, and visual art, while addressing issues of humour, beauty, and the emotions. More than half of the essays in the volume are previously unpublished. more...

  • A Naïve Realist Theory of Colourby Keith Allen

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    A Naïve Realist Theory of Colour defends the view that colours are mind-independent properties of things in the environment. Keith Allen argues that a naïve realist theory of colour best explains how colours appear to perceiving subjects, and that this view is not undermined by our modern scientific understanding of the world. more...

  • Aesthetic Disinterestednessby Thomas Hilgers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The notion of disinterestedness is often conceived of as antiquated or ideological. In spite of this, Hilgers argues that one cannot reject it if one wishes to understand the nature of art. He claims that an artwork typically asks a person to adopt a disinterested attitude towards what it shows, and that the effect of such an adoption is that it... more...

  • Aesthetic Transcendentalism in Emerson, Peirce, and Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Paintingby Nicholas Guardiano

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book proposes an original philosophy of nature, contributes to our understanding of two of America?s greatest philosophers, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles S. Peirce, and examines the philosophical expressions of the art of nineteenth-century American landscape painting. more...

  • The Perceptual Structure of Three-Dimensional Artby Paul M.W. Hackett

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 46.03

    This book deals with philosophical aspects regarding the perception of spatial relationships in two and three-dimensional art. It provides a structural understanding of how art is perceived within the space created by the artwork, and employs a mapping sentence and partial order mereology to model perceptual structure. It reviews the writing of philosophers... more...

  • The Art of Freedomby Juliane Rebentisch

    Wiley 2016; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09

    The concept of democratic freedom refers to more than the kind of freedom embodied by political institutions and procedures. Democratic freedom can only be properly understood if it is grasped as the expression of a culture of freedom that encompasses an entire form of life. Juliane Rebentisch?s systematic and historical approach demonstrates that... 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...

  • Place and Experienceby Jeff Malpas

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 36.00

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