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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
The problem of images ? how one thing can represent another ? has been a central issue in philosophy since Plato and preoccupied recent philosophers such as Wittgenstein. Essential reading for students and professional philosophers alike, the book also contains chapters summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary. more...
- University Press of America 2013; US$ 64.99
Comparing the Kantian sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian, Erman Kaplama introduces two new principles to philosophy of art: transition and motion. Drawing on the Heraclitean logos and phusis , he explores the notion of transition ( Übergang ) in Kant?s Opus Postumum and revises the idea of nature as the principle of motion ( phusis ... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 94.99
Santayana at 150: International Interpretations is an anthology gathering seventeen scholar?s essays on the thought and life of Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana. Themes considered include: materialism, naturalistic ethics, aesthetics, and cosmopolitanism. This volume marks the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of Santayana?s birth.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
A collection of newly composed essays, some with a historical focus and some with a contemporary focus, which addresses the problem of explaining the appeal of artworks whose appreciation entails negative or difficult emotions on the appreciator's part - what has traditionally been known as "the paradox of tragedy". more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 19.95
From the ruins of communism, Boris Groys emerges to provoke our interest in the aesthetic goals pursued with such catastrophic consequences by its founders. Interpreting totalitarian art and literature in the context of cultural history, this brilliant essay likens totalitarian aims to the modernists’ goal of producing world-transformative art.... more...
- Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 33.99
Use your imagination! The demand is as important as it is confusing. What is the imagination? What is its value? Where does it come from? And where is it going in a time when even the obscene seems overdone and passe? This book takes up these questions and argues for the centrality of imagination in human cognition. It traces the development of the... more...
- Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 25.99
Environmental aesthetics crosses several commonly recognized divides: between analytic and continental philosophy, Eastern and Western traditions, universalizing and historicizing approaches, and theoretical and practical concerns. This volume sets out to show how these,perspectives can be brought into conversation with one another. The first part... more...
- Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 31.99
This book argues that Freud's mapping of trauma as a scene is central to both his clinical interpretation of his patients' symptoms and his construction of successive theoretical models and concepts to explain the power of such scenes in his patients' lives. This attention to the scenic form of trauma and its power in determining symptoms... more...