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Aesthetics

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  • Minerva's Night Outby No?l Carroll

    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... more...

  • The Birth of Tragedyby Friedrich Nietzsche; Douglas Smith

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 6.99

    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 powerful balance between insight into the chaos and suffering which underlies all existence and the discipline and clarity of rational Apollonian... more...

  • Schopenhauer and the Aesthetic Standpointby Sophia Vasalou

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 23.00

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

  • Pragmatist Aestheticsby Richard Shusterman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 34.99

    This much acclaimed book has emerged as neo-pragmatism's most significant contribution to contemporary aesthetics. By articulating a deeply embodied notion of aesthetic experience and the art of living, and by providing a compellingly rigorous defense of popular art?crowned by a pioneer study of hip hop?Richard Shusterman reorients aesthetics towards... more...

  • Vertigoby Katalin Makkai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • Imagesby John V. Kulvicki

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    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...

  • Textologieby Martin Endres; Axel Pichler; Claus Zittel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    Der Band versammelt Beiträge unterschiedlicher Fachrichtungen, die sich der Entwicklung eines erweiterten Textbegriffs widmen. Die Frage nach der Bedeutung und Funktion von Textualität führt dabei zur Aufgabe der traditionellen Arbeitsteilung von Philosophie und Philologie, sensibilisiert für unterschiedliche sprachlich-ästhetische Darstellungsformen,... more...

  • Gaston Bachelardby Cristina Chimisso

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • George Santayana at 150by Matthew C. Flamm; Giuseppe Patella; Jennifer A. Rea; Jose Beltran; Michael Brodrick; Martin A. Coleman; Cayetano Estebanez; Michael P. Hodges; John Lachs; Daniel Moreno; Charles Padron; Daniel Pinkas; Herman Saatkamp; Krzysztof Piotr Skowronski; Glenn Tiller; Leonarda Vaiana; Amparo Zacares

    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...

  • 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...