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Aesthetics

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  • Aesthetics A-Zby Eran Guter

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    Covers the key concepts, arguments, problems and figures in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. This introduction to aesthetics provides a layered treatment of both the historical background and contemporary debates in aesthetics. Extensive cross-referencing shows how issues in aesthetics intersect with other branches of philosophy and other fields... more...

  • Imagesby John V. Kulvicki

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The nature of representation is a central topic in philosophy. This is the first book to connect problems with understanding representational artifacts, like pictures, diagrams, and inscriptions, to the philosophies of science, mind, and art. Can images be a source of knowledge? Are images merely conventional signs, like words? What is the relationship... more...

  • Gaston Bachelardby Cristina Chimisso

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    In this new study, Cristina Chimisso explores the work of the French Philosopher of Science, Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) by situating it within French cultural life of the first half of the century. The book is introduced by a study - based on an analysis of portraits and literary representations - of how Bachelard's admirers transformed him into... more...

  • Suffering Art Gladlyby Jerrold Levinson

    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...

  • On the Newby Boris Groys

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 22.95

    On the New looks at the economies of exchange and valuation that drive modern culture's key sites: the intellectual marketplace and the archive. As ideas move from one context to another, newness is created. This continuous shifting of the line that separates the valuable from the worthless, culture from profanity, is at the center of Boris Groys's... more...

  • Environmental Aestheticsby Martin Drenthen; Jozef Keulartz

    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...

  • Freud and the Scene of Traumaby John Fletcher

    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...

  • Thinking Through the Imaginationby John Kaag

    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...

  • Kunst als symbolische Formby Birgit Recki

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 35.00

    Art, according to Ernst Cassirer's symbol-theoretic concept of culture, is a form of cultural meaning production in the vehicle of sensory gestalts: a »symbolic form« for which a work's character is exemplary in all cultural capacities. Art thus becomes the paradigm of the culture. The contributions to this volume situate Cassirer's aesthetic approach... more...

  • Kraft der Alteritätby Dieter Mersch; Jörg Sternagel; Lisa Stertz

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 34.00

    Dieser Band versammelt Texte im Kontext von Sprechen und Handeln, Performativität und Medialität, die Sprache, Stimme, Gesicht, Körper und Geste in sozialen Wirklichkeiten und ästhetischer Praxis verorten sowie Effekte, Affekte und Korrelationen thematisieren: Die ethischen Dimensionen des Performativen entfalten sich in einem ersten Schritt entlang... more...