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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96
Black is Beautiful identifies and explores the most significant philosophical issues that emerge from the aesthetic dimensions of black life, providing a long-overdue synthesis and the first extended philosophical treatment of this crucial subject. The first extended philosophical treatment of an important subject that has been almost entirely... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 46.69
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...
- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 86.84
Transcending both disciplinary boundaries and the boundary between theory and practice, this is the first book to present a summary of the present-day debate on the emotions in the arts . The papers give experts and interested non-specialists a profound insight into the question of what can be understood by emotion and feeling and how... more...
- 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...
- Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 46.69
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...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 64.40
Who isnt 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...