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Aesthetics

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  • The Aesthetics of Dressby Ian King

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.55

    This book explores the relationships between how the body appears and feels in everyday life through aesthetics.  The recent shift away from Kantian aesthetics towards a more enacted route places at its core the realization that the world is experienced as possibilities for action, and critical to this understanding is how the body’s movement... more...

  • Aestheticsby Theodor W. Adorno; Eberhard Ortland; Wieland Hoban

    Wiley 2017; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.06

    This volume of lectures on aesthetics, given by Adorno in the winter semester of 1958/59, formed the foundation for his later text  Aesthetic Theory , widely regarded as one of Adorno’s greatest works.  The lectures cover a wide range of topics, from an intense analysis of the work of Georg Lukács to a sustained reflection... more...

  • Isn’t that Cleverby Steven Gimbel

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Isn’t That Clever provides a new account of the nature of humor – the cleverness account – according to which humor is intentional conspicuous acts of playful cleverness. By defining humor in this way, answers can be found to longstanding questions about humor ethics (Are there jokes that are wrong to tell? Are there jokes that can only be told... more...

  • Aesthetics of the Familiarby Yuriko Saito

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 54.99

    Yuriko Saito, the leading figure in the field, explores the nature and significance of the aesthetic dimensions of people's everyday lives. She argues that everyday aesthetics can be an effective instrument for directing humanity's collective and cumulative world-making project. more...

  • Aesthetics Todayby Stefan Majetschak; Anja Weiberg

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 172.99

    Publications of the series include the official proceedings of the ALWS-conferences and of their special workshops. Theseries is open also for other high-quality publications, especially on the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and its influence on contemporary systematic philosophy. more...

  • Reason and Controversy in the Artsby Mortimer R. Kadish

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This study is a fresh and original attempt to liberate the theory of criticism from the limitations of connoisseurship, and the assumptions of aesthetics from the difficulties and paradoxes of aesthetic relativism. It presents a picture of what rationality in the assessment of the arts would be like if one were expected to justify one's decisions in... more...

  • How to Do Things with Silenceby Haig Khatchadourian

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 95.99

    The series provides a forum for innovative, high-quality work in all fields of analytical philosophy. The volumes in this series are published in either English or German. more...

  • Pathos, Affekt, Gefühlby Klaus Herding; Bernhard Stumpfhaus

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 112.00

    The papers in this volume address a subject that is relevant, based not only on present-day psychological and neurological insights but also on a multitude of new interpretations in cultural studies and the humanities. They present a hitherto unique overview of the current discussion of emotion in the arts which transcends both disciplinary... more...

  • How to Study Art Worldsby Hans van Maanen

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    This necessary and thought-provoking study brings together the organisational side of the world of the arts and the understanding of the many functions art fulfi lls in our culture. more...

  • Critique of Judgementby Immanuel Kant

    Free Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    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...