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Aesthetics

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  • Aesthetics & Alienationby Gary Tedman

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    A complete and original theory of aesthetics based on Marx and Althusser in the modernist Marxist anti-humanist tradition (Brecht, Althusser, Benjamin, Adorno). The main concepts that arise from this work are: the aesthetic level of practice, aesthetic state apparatuses, aesthetic interpellation, and pseudo dialectics, all of which are used to... more...

  • Kvantefilosofiby Jan Faye

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 18.48

    Hvad fortæller videnskabelige teorier os om verden ud over, hvad vi kan observere? Dette filosofiske spørgsmål er særdeles påtrængende i lyset af kvantemekanikken. Og dets besvarelse er grundlaget for kvantefilosofien.Kvantemekanikken er fysikernes teori om atomerne og deres mindste dele. Ingen fysisk teori har vist sig mere succesrig i sine forudsigelser... more...

  • Exploring Textual Actionby Lars Sætre; Anders Kristian Strand; Mads Thygesen

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 32.48

    Exploring Textual Action questions how we analyse works of art after the performative turn and shows how the interplay of performativity (textual action), space and topography, and the converging of genres and art forms is essential in modern drama, theatre, prose fiction, poetry and film. The volume also fosters a keen concern for the development... more...

  • Death-Devoted Heartby Roger Scruton

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 17.99

    A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's arms. While critics have lauded Wagner's Tristan and Isolde for the originality and subtlety of the music, they have denounced the drama as a "mere... more...

  • Marginal Modernityby Leonardo Lisi

    Fordham University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    Two ways of understanding the aesthetic organization of literary works have come down to us from the late 18th century and dominate discussions of European modernism today: the aesthetics of autonomy, associated with the self-sufficient work of art, and the aesthetics of fragmentation, practiced by the avant-gardes. In this revisionary study, Leonardo... more...

  • The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenmentby Stefanie Buchenau

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 84.00

    Stefanie Buchenau explores the philosophical and conceptual origins of aesthetics and the philosophy of art. more...

  • The A to Z of Aestheticsby Dabney Townsend

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Aesthetics covers its history from Classical Greece to the present, including entries on non-western aesthetics. The book contains a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the main concepts, terminology, important persons (philosophers, critics, and artists), and the... more...

  • The Human Erosby Thomas Alexander

    Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence explores themes in classical American philosophy, primarily that of John Dewey, but also in the thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Santayana, and Native American traditions. The primary claim is that human beings exist with a need for the experience of meaning and value, a "Human... more...

  • Ethics of Visuality, Theby Hagi Kenaan

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 27.00

    Our world is saturated with images. Images multiply around us, having reached the status of essentially reproducible commodities. Overwhelmed by this proliferation of visual stimuli, our gaze becomes increasingly bored and distracted. Do we ever really read and engage with images? Can they ever provide the sense of meaningfulness we crave? French... more...

  • On Musicby Theodore Gracyk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95

    Opinionated and example-filled, this extremely concise and accessible book provides a survey of some fundamental and longstanding debates about the nature of music. The central arguments and ideas of historical and contemporary philosophers are presented with the goal of making them as accessible as possible to general readers who have no background... more...