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Aesthetics

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  • On Musicby Theodore Gracyk

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Birth of Tragedyby Friedrich Nietzsche; Douglas Smith

    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...

  • Minerva's Night Outby No?l Carroll

    Wiley 2013; US$ 102.95 US$ 89.22

    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...

  • Pragmatist Aestheticsby Richard Shusterman

    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...

  • Vertigoby Katalin Makkai

    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...

  • Schopenhauer and the Aesthetic Standpointby Sophia Vasalou

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 23.00 US$ 18.86

    This book offers a new way of approaching Schopenhauer by investigating the links between his philosophical practice and his aesthetics. more...

  • Imagesby John V. Kulvicki

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    The nature of representation is a central topic in philosophy. This is the first book to connect problems with understanding representational artifacts, like pictures, diagrams, and inscriptions, to the philosophies of science, mind, and art. Can images be a source of knowledge? Are images merely conventional signs, like words? What is the relationship... more...

  • Textologieby Martin Endres; Axel Pichler; Claus Zittel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    Der Band versammelt Beiträge unterschiedlicher Fachrichtungen, die sich der Entwicklung eines erweiterten Textbegriffs widmen. Die Frage nach der Bedeutung und Funktion von Textualität führt dabei zur Aufgabe der traditionellen Arbeitsteilung von Philosophie und Philologie, sensibilisiert für unterschiedliche sprachlich-ästhetische Darstellungsformen,... more...