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Aesthetics

  • Unterlassungen und ihre Folgenby Carl Bottek

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 90.92

    Unterlassungen sind Phänomene, denen in moralischen und juridischen Kontexten eine hohe normative Relevanz zukommt. Sie erweisen sich aber als ausgesprochen sperrig für handlungs- und kausalitätstheoretische Rekonstruktionen und folglich für die normative Bewertung.<br />Aus handlungstheoretischer Perspektive interessiert besonders die Frage,... more...

  • Shadow Philosophy: Plato?s Cave and Cinemaby Nathan Andersen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Shadow Philosophy: Plato?s Cave and Cinema is an accessible and exciting new contribution to film-philosophy, which shows that to take film seriously is also to engage with the fundamental questions of philosophy. Nathan Andersen brings Stanley Kubrick?s film A Clockwork Orange into philosophical conversation with Plato?s Republic , comparing... more...

  • The Emancipated Spectatorby Jacques Ranciere

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    The theorists of art and film commonly depict the modern audience as aesthetically and politically passive. In response, both artists and thinkers have sought to transform the spectator into an active agent and the spectacle into a communal performance. In this follow-up to the acclaimed The Future of the Image , Rancière takes a radically different... more...

  • The Nonsense of Kant and Lewis Carrollby Ben-Ami Scharfstein

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    What if Immanuel Kant floated down from his transcendental heights, straight through Alice?s rabbit hole, and into the fabulous world of Lewis Carroll? For Ben-Ami Scharfstein this is a wonderfully instructive scenario and the perfect way to begin this wide-ranging collection of decades of startlingly synthesized thought. Combining a deep knowledge... more...

  • Sociology of Culture and Cultural Practicesby Laurent Fleury; Michael Lavin; Terry Nichols Clark

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    In Sociology of Culture and of Cultural Practices, Laurent Fleury presents a synthesis of research and debate from France and the United States. He traces the development of the sociology of culture from its origins (Weber and Simmel) and examines the major trends that have emerged in this branch of sociology. Fleury also raises issues of... more...

  • The Decision Between Usby John Paul Ricco

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Decision Between Us  combines an inventive reading of Jean-Luc Nancy with queer theoretical concerns to argue that while scenes of intimacy are spaces of sharing, they are also spaces of separation. John Paul Ricco shows that this tension informs our efforts to coexist ethically and politically, an experience of sharing and separation that informs... more...

  • 10/40/70by Nicholas Rombes

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A bold experiment in film theory for the digital era. more...

  • Cognitive Media Theoryby Ted Nannicelli; Paul Taberham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Across the academy, scholars are debating the question of what bearing scientific inquiry has upon the humanities. The latest addition to the AFI Film Readers series, Cognitive Media Theory takes up this question in the context of film and media studies. This collection of essays by internationally recognized researchers in film and media studies,... more...

  • The Opacity of Narrativeby Peter Lamarque

    The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2014; US$ 31.99

    What is narrative? What is distinctive about the great literary narratives? In virtue of what is a narrative fictional or non-fictional? In this important new book Peter Lamarque, one of the leading philosophers of literature at work today, explores these and related questions to bring new clarity and insight to debates about narrative in philosophy,... more...

  • Exploring Certaintyby Robert Greenleaf Brice

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    Exploring Certainty: Wittgenstein and Wide Fields of Thought considers how, where, and to what extent the thoughts and ideas found in Wittgenstein?s On Certainty can be applied to other areas of thought, including: ethics, aesthetics, religious belief, mathematics, cognitive science, and political theory. Robert Greenleaf Brice opens new avenues... more...