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Aesthetics

  • On the Newby Boris Groys

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 22.95

    On the New looks at the economies of exchange and valuation that drive modern culture's key sites: the intellectual marketplace and the archive. As ideas move from one context to another, newness is created. This continuous shifting of the line that separates the valuable from the worthless, culture from profanity, is at the center of Boris Groys's... more...

  • History as a Visual Art in the Twelfth-Century Renaissanceby Karl F. Morrison

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    Karl Morrison discusses historical writing at a turning point in European culture: the so-called Renaissance of the twelfth century. Why do texts considered at that time to be masterpieces seem now to be fragmentary and full of contradictions? Morrison maintains that the answer comes from ideas about art. Viewing histories as artifacts made according... more...

  • The Element of Fire (Routledge Revivals)by Anthony O'Hear

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche?s words: ?To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life?. The title contests the notions that science alone can provide us with the most objective truth about the world, and that artistic endeavour can produce nothing more valuable than entertainment.... more...

  • Atmospheresby Tonino Griffero

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book examines the role of atmospheres in daily life, and defines their main characteristics. Outlining the typical phenomenological situations in which we experience atmospheres, it assesses their impact on contemporary aesthetics. It puts forward a philosophical approach which systematises a constellation of affects and climates, finds patterns... more...

  • The Total Art of Stalinismby Boris Groys; Charles Rougle

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    From the ruins of communism, Boris Groys emerges to provoke our interest in the aesthetic goals pursued with such catastrophic consequences by its founders. Interpreting totalitarian art and literature in the context of cultural history, this brilliant essay likens totalitarian aims to the modernists’ goal of producing world-transformative art.... more...

  • The Triadic Structure of the Mindby Francesco Belfiore

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 59.99

    The Triadic Structure of the Mind provides a philosophical system that offers fresh solutions in the fields of ontology, knowledge, ethics, and politics. The second edition includes a more extensive treatment of the topics addressed in the first edition, the introduction of new concepts, and the inclusion of additional thinkers. more...

  • Posthumanismusby Rosi Braidotti; Thomas Laugstien

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 25.91

    Genetik und künstliche Befruchtung, Robotik, Implantate und Computertechnologie haben nicht nur in der Science-Fiction Cyborgs, Zombies und Klone hervorgebracht. Auch in der Philosophie und in den Humanwissenschaften hat sich seit einigen Jahren eine lebendige Diskussion über die Grenzen und Möglichkeiten des Menschen angesichts moderner Technologien... 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...

  • Wahrheit, Wissen und Erkenntnis in der Literaturby Christoph Demmerling; Ingrid Vendrell Ferran

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    The essays in this volume examine the connection between literature and different forms of insight. The backdrop for the studies is the recent philosophical debate about the nature of knowledge and the status of fictional texts. The book is divided into four parts, each of which explores the relationship between literature and knowledge with a different... more...

  • Practicing Pragmatist Aestheticsby Wojciech Malecki

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 63.00

    This is the first collection in English devoted exclusively to pragmatist aesthetics. Its main aim is to employ the resources of that rich and exciting tradition in studying artistic phenomena such as film, sculpture, bio-art, poetry, the novel, cuisine, and various body arts. But it also attempts to provide a wider background for such studies by sketching... more...