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Aesthetics

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  • The Art Kettleby Sinead Murphy

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    The theme of 'disinterest' is a dominant one in philosophical accounts of aesthetic experience, and, unlike many philosophical themes, it has had and continues to have a huge effect, on presuppositions about the nature of judgment, of feeling, of art, of resistance, of all of those experiences and activities that appear to operate at least partly... more...

  • Art and Faithby Jacques Maritain; Jean Cocteau

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    The meaning of poetry and the sociological and political significance of art are dealt with in these letters. more...

  • Art's Philosophical Workby Andrew Benjamin

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 28.99

    World-leading philosopher Andrew Benjamin presents a radically new materialist philosophy of art and a rethinking of the history of art in that context. more...

  • Artists, Patrons, and the Publicby Barry Lord; Gail Dexter Lord

    AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 52.99

    Barry Lord and Gail Dexter Lord focus their two lifetimes of international experience working in the cultural sector on the challenging questions of why and how culture changes. The answer is a dynamic and fascinating discourse that sets aesthetic culture in its material, physical, social, and political context, illuminating the primary role of the... more...

  • Artworld Metaphysicsby Robert Kraut

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • Badiou and Hegelby Jim Vernon; Antonio Calcagno; A. J. Bartlett; Justin Clemens; Norman Madarasz; Adriel M. Trott; Gabriel Riera; Frank Ruda; Tzuchien Tho; Alberto Toscano

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This book collects the work of leading scholars on Alain Badiou and G.W.F. Hegel, creating a dialogue between, and a critical appraisal of, these two central figures in European philosophy. more...

  • The Birth of Tragedyby Friedrich Nietzsche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.38

    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...

  • The Birth of Tragedyby Friedrich Nietzsche; Douglas Smith

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Yes, what is Dionysian? - This book provides an answer - "a man who knows" speaks in it, the initiate and disciple of his god.'The Birth of Tragedy (1872) is a book about the origins of Greek tragedy and its relevance to the German culture of its time. For Nietzsche, Greek tragedy is the expression of a culture which has achieved a delicate... more...

  • Boredom and Artby Julian Jason Haladyn

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Examines the manners in which modern artists use boredom as a form of aesthetic resistance that, at its most positive, is the will to boredom. more...

  • Building a New Worldby Luce Irigaray; Michael Marder

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    With an original introduction by Luce Irigaray, and original texts from her students and collaborators, this book imagines the outlines of a more just, ecologically attuned world that flourishes on the basis of sexuate difference. more...