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Aesthetics

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  • Issues of Contemporary Art and Aesthetics in Chinese Contextby Eva Kit Wah Man

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book discusses how China?s transformations in the last century have shaped its arts and its philosophical aesthetics. For instance, how have political, economic and cultural changes shaped its aesthetic developments? Further, how have its long-standing beliefs and traditions clashed with modernizing desires and forces, and how have these changes... more...

  • Jean Baudrillardby Richard G. Smith; David B. Clarke

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    This new collection gathers 23 highly insightful yet previously difficult-to-find interviews with Baudrillard, ranging over topics as diverse as art, war, technology, globalisation, terrorism and the fate of humanity. From familiar themes to the less well understood aspects of his thought, these interviews give you an overview of Baudrillard's... more...

  • Kant on Beauty and Biologyby Rachel Zuckert

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

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

  • Le Chef-d'?uvre inconnuby Honoré de Balzac; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Vers la fin de l'année 1612, par une froide matinée de décembre, un jeune homme dont le vêtement était de très mince apparence, se promenait devant la porte d'une maison située rue de Grands-Augustins, à Paris. Après avoir assez longtemps marché dans cette rue avec l'irrésolution d'un amant qui n'ose se présenter chez sa première maîtresse,... more...

  • Listeningby Jean Luc Nancy; Charlotte Mandell

    Fordham University Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body. How is listening different from hearing? What does listening entail? How does what is heard differ from what is seen? Can philosophy even address listening, écouter, as opposed to entendre, which means both hearing and understanding?Unlike the... more...

  • Magic and Lossby Virginia Heffernan

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    Just as Susan Sontag did for photography and Marshall McLuhan did for television, Virginia Heffernan (called one of the ?best living writers of English prose?) reveals the logic and aesthetics behind the Internet. Since its inception, the Internet has morphed from merely an extension of traditional media into its own full-fledged civilization. It... more...

  • Maritain?s Ontology of the Work of Artby J.W. Hanke

    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...

  • Marvelous Images: On Values and the Artsby Kendall Walton

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 25.99

    The twelve essays by Kendall Walton in this volume address a broad range of theoretical issues concerning the arts. Many of them apply to the arts generally-to literature, theater, film, music, and the visual arts-but several focus primarily on pictorial representation or photography. In 'How Marvelous!': Toward a Theory of Aesthetic Value... more...

  • Media After Kittlerby Eleni Ikoniadou; Scott Wilson

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 36.99

    This is a major collection of essays examining the legacy of Friedrich Kittler in the turn towards Media Philosophy. more...