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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • Nature's Sublimeby Robert S. Corrington

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99

    Nature?s Sublime provides a radical new vision of infinite nature and its deepest aesthetic dimensions as they are encountered by finite human sign users. Rather than looking to religion for healing and salvation, Nature?s Sublime argues that the arts provide a deeper relationship to the vast depths of nature. more...

  • Dreaming by the Bookby Elaine Scarry

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 8.99

    A pathbreaking work about the way literature teaches us to use our imagination. We often attribute to our imaginative life powers that go beyond ordinary perception or sensation. In Dreaming by the Book , the noted scholar Elaine Scarry explores the apparently miraculous but in fact understandable processes by which poets and writers confer those... 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...

  • Aisthesisby Jacques Ranciere; Zakir Paul

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Composed in a series of scenes, Aisthesis ?Rancière?s definitive statement on the aesthetic?takes its reader from Dresden in 1764 to New York in 1941. Along the way, we view the Belvedere Torso with Winckelmann, accompany Hegel to the museum and Mallarmé to the Folies-Bergère, attend a lecture by Emerson, visit exhibitions in Paris and New York, factories... more...

  • The Intellectual and His Peopleby Jacques Ranciere

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Following the previous volume of essays by Jacques Rancière from the 1970s, Staging the People: The Proletarian and His Double , this second collection focuses on the ways in which radical philosophers understand the people they profess to speak for. The Intellectual and His People engages in an incisive and original way with current political and... more...

  • The Birth of Tragedyby Friedrich Nietzsche; Douglas Smith

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Pragmatist Aestheticsby Richard Shusterman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 31.99

    This much acclaimed book has emerged as neo-pragmatism's most significant contribution to contemporary aesthetics. By articulating a deeply embodied notion of aesthetic experience and the art of living, and by providing a compellingly rigorous defense of popular art?crowned by a pioneer study of hip hop?Richard Shusterman reorients aesthetics towards... more...