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Aesthetics

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  • Thinking Through the Imaginationby John Kaag

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Use your imagination! The demand is as important as it is confusing. What is the imagination? What is its value? Where does it come from? And where is it going in a time when even the obscene seems overdone and passe? This book takes up these questions and argues for the centrality of imagination in human cognition. It traces the development of the... more...

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Artby Richard Eldridge

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    A clear and compact survey of philosophical theories of the nature and value of art, in a new, expanded edition. more...

  • Kants Theorie der Erfahrungby Rainer Enskat

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Wie sind Fortschritte in der Erfahrung möglich? Verlangt diese Frage eine metaphysische, fundamental-erkenntnistheoretische oder wissenschaftstheoretische Antwort? Der Band erörtert in der Tradition dieser Aspektbildungen (Cohen, Paton, Stegmüller) Kants Erfahrungsbegriff auf aktuellem Forschungsstand. Metaphysik, Erkenntnistheorie und Wissenschaftstheorie... more...

  • Decompositionby Andrew Durkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    Decomposition is a bracing, revisionary, and provocative inquiry into music?from Beethoven to Duke Ellington, from Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie?as a personal and cultural experience: how it is composed, how it is idiosyncratically perceived by critics and reviewers, and why we listen to it the way we do. Andrew Durkin, best known as the... more...

  • The Element of Fire (Routledge Revivals)by Anthony O'Hear

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche?s words: ?To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life?. The title contests the notions that science alone can provide us with the most objective truth about the world, and that artistic endeavour can produce nothing more valuable than entertainment.... more...

  • Ethics and the Artsby Paul Macneill

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book proposes that the highest expression of ethics is an aesthetic. It suggests that the quintessential performance of any field of practice is an art that captures an ethic beyond any literal statement of values. This is to advocate for a shift in emphasis, away from current juridical approaches to ethics (ethicalcodes or regulation), toward... more...

  • Art and Moralityby Morris Grossman; Martin A. Coleman

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    The guiding theme of these essays by aesthetician, musician, and Santayana scholar Morris Grossman is the importance of preserving the tension between what can be unified and what is disorganized, random, and miscellaneous. Grossman described this as the tension between art and morality: Art arrests a sense of change and yields moments of unguarded... more...

  • Placing Aestheticsby Robert E. Wood

    Ohio University Press 2000; US$ 25.99

    Examining select high points in the speculative tradition from Plato and Aristotle through the Middle Ages and German tradition to Dewey and Heidegger, Placing Aesthetics seeks to locate the aesthetic concern within the larger framework of each thinker's philosophy. In Professor Robert Wood's study, aesthetics is not peripheral but rather central... more...

  • Lyotard, Literature and the Trauma of the differendby Dylan Sawyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This original study examines Jean-François Lyotard's philosophical concept of the differend and details its unexplored implications for literature. it provides a new framework with which to understand the discourse itself, from its Homeric beginnings to postmodern works by authors such as Michael Ondaatje and Jonathan Safran Foer. more...

  • Art and Faithby Jacques Maritain; Jean Cocteau

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    The meaning of poetry and the sociological and political significance of art are dealt with in these letters. more...