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Aesthetics

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  • Exploring Textual Actionby Lars Sætre; Anders Kristian Strand; Mads Thygesen

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 32.48

    Exploring Textual Action questions how we analyse works of art after the performative turn and shows how the interplay of performativity (textual action), space and topography, and the converging of genres and art forms is essential in modern drama, theatre, prose fiction, poetry and film. The volume also fosters a keen concern for the development... more...

  • 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...

  • Kunst als symbolische Formby Birgit Recki

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    Art, according to Ernst Cassirer's symbol-theoretic concept of culture, is a form of cultural meaning production in the vehicle of sensory gestalts: a »symbolic form« for which a work's character is exemplary in all cultural capacities. Art thus becomes the paradigm of the culture. The contributions to this volume situate Cassirer's aesthetic approach... more...

  • Kraft der Alteritätby Dieter Mersch; Jörg Sternagel; Lisa Stertz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 34.00

    Dieser Band versammelt Texte im Kontext von Sprechen und Handeln, Performativität und Medialität, die Sprache, Stimme, Gesicht, Körper und Geste in sozialen Wirklichkeiten und ästhetischer Praxis verorten sowie Effekte, Affekte und Korrelationen thematisieren: Die ethischen Dimensionen des Performativen entfalten sich in einem ersten Schritt entlang... 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...

  • Architektur und Philosophieby Ludger Schwarte; Jörg H. Gleiter

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 46.00

    Als Metapher logisch-konstruktiver Tätigkeit spielt die Architektur von Anfang an eine zentrale Rolle in der Philosophie. Seit der Krise der modernen Architektur sind verstärkt Ansätze zu erkennen, die die architekturtheoretische Frage nach der kulturellen Funktion der Architektur unter philosophischen Gesichtspunkten kritisch erweitern. Bisher aber... more...