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Aesthetics

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  • Kunstgeschichte nach dem Spatial Turnby Julia Burbulla

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 38.00

    Die Omnipräsenz des Raumes in den Humanwissenschaften hat beeindruckende Ausmaße angenommen. Seit der Beschwörung des Spatial Turns (1989) produziert die transnationale Wissenschaft eine unüberschaubare Zahl von Komposita zum Raum, zur Räumlichkeit oder Raumwissenschaft. Die methodologische Tradition von Raum/Zeit in der Kunstgeschichte blieb jedoch... more...

  • Minerva's Night Outby Noë Carroll; l

    Wiley 2013; US$ 99.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Critique of Judgementby Immanuel Kant

    Free Press 2008; Not Available

    A refreshing approach to the study of major Western philosophers. Introductory essays by noted scholars enliven each volume with insights into the human side of the great thinkers, and provide authoritative discussions of the historical background, evolution, and importance of their ideas. Highly recommended as stimulating classroom texts. more...

  • Radical History and the Politics of Artby Gabriel Rockhill

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Gabriel Rockhill opens new space for rethinking the relationship between art and politics. Rather than understanding the two spheres as separated by an insurmountable divide or linked by a privileged bridge, Rockhill demonstrates that art and politics are not fixed entities with a singular relation but rather dynamically negotiated, sociohistorical... more...

  • On Beauty and Being Justby Elaine Scarry

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 17.95

    Have we become beauty-blind? For two decades or more in the humanities, various political arguments have been put forward against beauty: that it distracts us from more important issues; that it is the handmaiden of privilege; and that it masks political interests. In On Beauty and Being Just Elaine Scarry not only defends beauty from the political... more...

  • Introductory Lectures on Aestheticsby Georg Hegel; Michael Inwood; Bernard Bosanquet

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    No philosopher has held a higher opinion of art than Hegel, yet nor was any so profoundly pessimistic about its prospects - despite living in the German golden age of Goethe, Mozart and Schiller. For if the artists of classical Greece could find the perfect fusion of content and form, modernity faced complicating - and ultimately disabling - questions.... more...

  • The Birth of Tragedyby Friedrich Nietzsche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche's first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner, to whom this work was dedicated. Nietzsche outlined a distinction between its two central forces: the Apolline, representing beauty and order, and the Dionysiac,... more...

  • Dreaming by the Bookby Elaine Scarry

    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...