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Aesthetics

  • The Dream of Enlightenmentby Anthony Gottlieb

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19

    The author of the celebrated The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The... more...

  • The Value of Literatureby Rafe McGregor

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    The Value of Literature provides an original and compelling argument for the historical and contemporary significance of literature to humanity. more...

  • Claude Simonby Alina Cherry

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book considers the aesthetic, cultural, and philosophical facets of a temporal paradox in the works of French novelist Claude Simon (1913-2005), and its broader implications for the study of narrative, and for cultural and post-modern theory. more...

  • Bild und Gedankeby Gerhard Schweppenhäuser

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 44.99

    Die Beiträge des Bandes loten Tiefe und Wirkung der Schriften des Philosophen Hermann Schweppenhäuser aus. Schweppenhäuser (1928-2015) gehörte zum engsten Kreis um Adorno und Horkheimer, führte die kritische Theorie als dialektische Philosophie weiter und verband sie mit dem Denkstil Walter Benjamins, dessen Schriften er mit Rolf Tiedemann herausgegeben... more...

  • The Total Work of Artby David Imhoof; Margaret Eleanor Menninger

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 110.00

    For two centuries, Gesamtkunstwerk -the ideal of the "total work of art"-has exerted a powerful influence over artistic discourse and practice, spurring new forms of collaboration and provoking debates over the political instrumentalization of art. Despite its popular conflation with the work of Richard Wagner, Gesamtkunstwerk 's lineage and legacies... more...

  • Deplatzierungenby Rodrigo Duarte

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 29.99

    Rodrigo Duarte ist es mit diesem Band gelungen eine  aufmerksame Rezeption von Adorno in Brasilien und zugleich einen lebendigen Diskurs über kritische Theorie und die Perspektiven ihrer Weiterbildung hervorzubringen.  Er ist geprägt von kultureller Differenz, von den Besonderheiten Brasiliens. Für den Leser ist das insofern interessant,... more...

  • The Philosophical Treatise of William H. Ferrisby Tommy J. Curry

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 40.99

    With a full introduction and textual commentary, this volume introduces William H. Ferris?s The African Abroad, a treatise on racial idealism, Black ethnology, and the evolution of Blacks from Negro to Negrosaxon, presenting the first evidence of a Black American idealist and evolutionary thinker in philosophy. more...

  • Body Aestheticsby Sherri Irvin

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This volume contains sixteen original essays on the aesthetics of the body and bodily experience. Contributors in philosophy, sociology, dance, disability theory, race studies, feminist theory, medicine, and law explore topics from beauty and sexual attractiveness to national identity and the somatic aesthetics of racialized police violence. more...

  • Walter Paterby Kate Hext

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2016; Not Available

    Explores how Walter Pater and his contemporary aesthetes were influenced by modern philosophies. Repositioning Walter Pater at the philosophical nexus of Aestheticism, this study presents the first discussion of how Pater redefines Romantic Individualism through his engagements with modern philosophical discourses and in the context of emerging modernity... more...

  • The Art of Freedomby Juliane Rebentisch

    Wiley 2016; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09

    The concept of democratic freedom refers to more than the kind of freedom embodied by political institutions and procedures. Democratic freedom can only be properly understood if it is grasped as the expression of a culture of freedom that encompasses an entire form of life. Juliane Rebentisch’s systematic and historical approach demonstrates... more...