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  • Kant on Beauty and Biologyby Rachel Zuckert

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    A wide-ranging and original interpretation of Kant's Critique of Judgment. more...

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    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 82.99

    This book details the history of the concept of the beautiful, starting with a distinction between the 'warm' metaphysics of beauty and the 'cold' one modeled on Plato's Janus-faced relationship to beauty, and ending with a fragmented yet hopeful vision propagated by the likes of Nietzsche, Benjamin, and Adorno. The most important intellectual figures... more...

  • The Art Kettleby Sinead Murphy

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    The theme of 'disinterest' is a dominant one in philosophical accounts of aesthetic experience, and, unlike many philosophical themes, it has had and continues to have a huge effect, on presuppositions about the nature of judgment, of feeling, of art, of resistance, of all of those experiences and activities that appear to operate at least partly... more...

  • Antithetical Artsby Peter Kivy

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53

    Peter Kivy presents a fascinating critical examination of the two rival ways of understanding instrumental music. He argues against 'literary' interpretation in terms of representational or narrative content, and defends musical formalism. Along the way he discusses interpretations of a range of works in the canon of absolute music. more...

  • Action, Art, Historyby Daniel Herwitz; Michael Kelly

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    Renowned philosophers and art historians revisit Danto's theories of art, action, and history, and the depth of his innovation as a philosopher of culture. more...

  • Sayings and Anecdotesby Diogenes the Cynic; Robin Hard

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    A unique edition of the sayings of Diogenes, whose biting wit and eccentricity inspired the anecdotes that express his Cynic philosophy. It includes the accounts of his immediate successors, such as Crates and Hipparchia, and the witty moral preacher Bion. The contrasting teachings of the Cyrenaics and the hedonistic Aristippos complete the volume. more...

  • Ästhetikby Nicolai Hartmann

    De Gruyter 1983; US$ 175.83

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  • Aesthetics & Alienationby Gary Tedman

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 17.99

    A complete and original theory of aesthetics based on Marx and Althusser in the modernist Marxist anti-humanist tradition (Brecht, Althusser, Benjamin, Adorno). The main concepts that arise from this work are: the aesthetic level of practice, aesthetic state apparatuses, aesthetic interpellation, and pseudo dialectics, all of which are used to... more...

  • Kvantefilosofiby Jan Faye

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 18.48

    Hvad fortæller videnskabelige teorier os om verden ud over, hvad vi kan observere? Dette filosofiske spørgsmål er særdeles påtrængende i lyset af kvantemekanikken. Og dets besvarelse er grundlaget for kvantefilosofien.Kvantemekanikken er fysikernes teori om atomerne og deres mindste dele. Ingen fysisk teori har vist sig mere succesrig i sine forudsigelser... more...

  • Exploring Textual Actionby Lars Sætre; Anders Kristian Strand; Mads Thygesen

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 32.48

    Exploring Textual Action questions how we analyse works of art after the performative turn and shows how the interplay of performativity (textual action), space and topography, and the converging of genres and art forms is essential in modern drama, theatre, prose fiction, poetry and film. The volume also fosters a keen concern for the development... more...