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Aesthetics

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  • Medieval Aestheticsby C. Barrett

    De Gruyter 1971; US$ 119.28

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  • Stanley Cavell and Philosophy as Translationby Paul Standish; Naoko Saito

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 39.99

    This book explores the idea of translation as a philosophical theme and as an important feature of philosophy and practical life, in the context of a searching examination of aspects of the work of Stanley Cavell. Furthermore it demonstrates the broader significance of these philosophical questions for education and life as a whole. more...

  • The Pursuit of Comparative Aestheticsby Mazhar Hussain; Robert Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Comparative aesthetics is the branch of philosophy which compares the aesthetic concepts and practices of different cultures. The way in which cultures conceive of the aesthetic dimension of life in general and art in particular is revelatory of profound attitudes and beliefs which themselves make up an important part of the culture in question. This... more...

  • The Natural Order and Other Textsby Asger Jorn; Peter Shield

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    In The Natural Order and Other Texts, Peter Shield presents the first English translations of the artist Asger Jorn's three philosophical texts - The Natural Order, Value and Economy and Luck and Chance. Offering a unique insight into an artist's attempt to make sense of a contemporary world which would accommodate his practice, these texts present... more...

  • Re-thinking Aestheticsby Arnold Berleant

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The essays, collected by Berleant in this volume all express the impulse to reject the received wisdom of modern aesthetics: that art demands a mode of experience sharply different from others and unique to the aesthetic situation, and that the identity of the aesthetic lies in keeping it distinct from other kinds of human experience, such as the moral,... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Dressby Ian King

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 46.64

    This book explores the relationships between how the body appears and feels in everyday life through aesthetics.  The recent shift away from Kantian aesthetics towards a more enacted route places at its core the realization that the world is experienced as possibilities for action, and critical to this understanding is how the body?s movement... 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; US$ 46.64

    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...

  • Touching Surfacesby Anca Cristofovici

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 64.40

    Who isn’t seduced by the idea of an affinity between aging and aesthetics? Yet, when does aging truly begin? What attributes does the aesthetic embrace? Looking into startling photographic art of the past three decades, this book is prompted by such questions and turns them into a meditation on how aesthetics mediates our relation to time. The... more...