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  • The Founding of Aesthetics in the German Enlightenmentby Stefanie Buchenau

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 27.00 US$ 22.14

    Stefanie Buchenau explores the philosophical and conceptual origins of aesthetics and the philosophy of art. more...

  • The A to Z of Aestheticsby Dabney Townsend

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    The A to Z of Aesthetics covers its history from Classical Greece to the present, including entries on non-western aesthetics. The book contains a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the main concepts, terminology, important persons (philosophers, critics, and artists), and the... more...

  • Nature's Sublimeby Robert S. Corrington

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99

    Nature?s Sublime provides a radical new vision of infinite nature and its deepest aesthetic dimensions as they are encountered by finite human sign users. Rather than looking to religion for healing and salvation, Nature?s Sublime argues that the arts provide a deeper relationship to the vast depths of nature. 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...

  • Ethics of Visuality, Theby Hagi Kenaan

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    Our world is saturated with images. Images multiply around us, having reached the status of essentially reproducible commodities. Overwhelmed by this proliferation of visual stimuli, our gaze becomes increasingly bored and distracted. Do we ever really read and engage with images? Can they ever provide the sense of meaningfulness we crave?French Jewish... more...

  • 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$ 83.82

    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...

  • Minerva's Night Outby No?l Carroll

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    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...

  • 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...