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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$ 36.99

    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...

  • On Musicby Theodore Gracyk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 28.95

    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...

  • Ethics of Visuality, Theby Hagi Kenaan

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Minerva's Night Outby Noë Carroll; l

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    Minerva?s Night Out presents series of essays by noted philosopher and motion picture and media theorist Noël Carroll that explore issues at the intersection of philosophy, motion pictures, and popular culture. Presents a wide-ranging series of essays that reflect on philosophical issues relating to modern film and popular culture Authored... more...