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Aesthetics

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  • 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...

  • Vertigoby Katalin Makkai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.95

    Released in 1958, Vertigo is widely regarded as Alfred Hitchcock?s masterpiece and one of the greatest films of all time. This is the first book devoted to exploring the philosophical aspects of Vertigo . Following an introduction by the editor that places the film in context, each chapter reflects upon Hitchcock?s film from a philosophical perspective.... more...

  • Schopenhauer and the Aesthetic Standpointby Sophia Vasalou

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 72.00

    This book offers a new way of approaching Schopenhauer by investigating the links between his philosophical practice and his aesthetics. more...

  • Aesthetics A-Zby Eran Guter

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 159.99

    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$ 41.95

    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$ 110.00

    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...

  • The Total Art of Stalinismby Boris Groys; Charles Rougle

    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. In... 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...