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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95
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...
- 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 Jewish... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00
I. Since the appearance in 1902 of Benedetto Croce's L'estetica come scienza dell' espressione e linguistica generale, the problem of the ontology of the work of art or aesthetic object - what kind of thing it is and what its mode of being is - has come to occupy a central place in the philosophy of art. Moreover, a particular conception of the identity... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96
Minerva?s Night Out presents series of essays by noted philosopher and motion picture and media theorist NoŽl 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...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.01
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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 37.99
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...