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Aesthetics

  • Charles Taylorby Ruth Abbey

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 26.00

    Taylor is beyond question one of the most distinctive figures in the landscape of contemporary philosophy. more...

  • Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700-1766)by Eric Achermann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Johann Christoph Gottsched is one of the key figures in the early German enlightenment. This volume covers the entire gamut of Gottsched research, re-examines all accepted wisdom, and proposes new assessments for discussion. It pays particular attention to lesser known aspects of Gottsched?s work, such as his contributions to the natural sciences,... more...

  • Literature, Ethics, and Aestheticsby Sabrina Achilles

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    A conceptualization of the literary aestheticfor a concern for the Self.Bringing Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's constructivist thinking into a practical domain, Sabrina Achilles rethinks the ways in which literature is understood and taught. more...

  • Rethinking Security in Nigeriaby Dapo Adelugba; Philip Ogo Ujomu

    CODESRIA 2007; US$ 33.95

    Rethinking Security in Nigeria adopts an alternate conceptual and methodological framework for rethinking national security in Nigeria by using the humanities' multidisciplinary perspective against the backdrop of the hitherto restrictive analysis of the nature of national security. By expounding the largely unexplored cosmological, conceptual,... more...

  • Sufism and Surrealismby Adonis

    Saqi 2013; US$ 16.03

    At first glance Sufism and Surrealism appear to be as far removed from one another as is possible. Adonis, however, draws convincing parallels between the two, contesting that God, in the traditional sense does not exist in Surrealism or in Sufism, and that both are engaged in parallel quests for the nature of the Absolute, through ‘holy madness?... more...

  • Critical Modelsby Theodor W. Adorno; Henry W. Pickford; Lydia Goehr

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Critical Models combines into a single volume two of Adorno's most important postwar works -- Interventions: Nine Critical Models (1963) and Catchwords: Critical Models II (1969). Written after his return to Germany in 1949, the articles, essays, and radio talks included in this volume speak to the pressing political, cultural, and philosophical... more...

  • The Thing and Artby Arvydas Aeliogeris; Robertas Beinartas

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 47.60

    On the grounds of the interpretation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry and Paul Cézanne’s paintings the book attempts to approach the work of art as a thing. This lets to overcome a one-sided aesthetical interpretation of the origin of the work of art and to indicate its place in the cosmos of uncreated, i.e. not hominized things. So, the... more...

  • A Critical Rationalist Aestheticsby Joseph Agassi; Ian Jarvie

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 56.00

    This book is a first attempt to cover the whole area of aesthetics from the point of view of critical rationalism. It takes up and expands upon the more narrowly focused work of E. H. Gombrich, Sheldon Richmond, and Raphael Sassower and Louis Ciccotello. The authors integrate the arts into the scientific world view and acknowledge that there is an... more...

  • The Human Erosby Thomas Alexander

    Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence explores themes in classical American philosophy, primarily that of John Dewey, but also in the thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Santayana, and Native American traditions. The primary claim is that human beings exist with a need for the experience of meaning and value, a "Human... more...

  • Nonconformityby Nelson Algren; Daniel Simon; C.S. O'Brien

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 9.95

    "You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich," writes Nelson Algren in his only longer work of nonfiction, adding: "A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery." Nonconformity is about 20th-century America:... more...