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  • Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physicsby A. Zee; Roger Penrose

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 31.95

    Fearful Symmetry brings the incredible discoveries of contemporary physics within everyone's grasp. A. Zee, a distinguished physicist and skillful expositor, tells the exciting story of how today's theoretical physicists are following Einstein in their search for the beauty and simplicity of Nature. Animated by a sense of reverence and... more...

  • Adorno's Modernismby Espen Hammer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    The book is a study of Adorno's aesthetics, its philosophical background, and its account of aesthetic modernism. more...

  • Strange Toolsby Alva Noë

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 28.99

    A philosopher makes the case for thinking of works of art as tools for investigating ourselves In his new book, Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature , the philosopher and cognitive scientist Alva Noë raises a number of profound questions: What is art? Why do we value art as we do? What does art reveal about our nature? Drawing on philosophy,... more...

  • Introduction to Logicby Immanuel Kant

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Written during the height of the Enlightenment, Immanuel Kant?s Introduction to Logic is an essential primer for anyone interested in the study of Kantian views on logic, aesthetics, and moral reasoning. More accessible than his other books, Introduction to Logic lays the foundation for his writings with a clear discussion of each of his philosophical... more...

  • Doing Aesthetics with Arendtby Cecilia Sjöholm

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Cecilia Sjöholm reads Hannah Arendt as a philosopher of the senses, grappling with questions of vision, hearing, and touch even in her political work. Constructing an Arendtian theory of aesthetics from the philosopher?s fragmentary writings on art and perception, Sjöholm begins a vibrant new chapter in Arendt scholarship that expands her relevance... more...

  • The Sublime in Schopenhauer's Philosophyby Bart Vandenabeele

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    The Sublime in Schopenhauer's Philosophy transforms our understanding of Schopenhauer's aesthetics and anthropology. Vandenabeele seeks ultimately to rework Schopenhauer's theory into a viable form so as to establish the sublime as a distinctive aesthetic category with a broader existential and metaphysical significance. more...

  • Friedrich Nietzsche: Die fröhliche Wissenschaftby Christian Benne; Jutta Georg

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Gay Science is regarded as the first fully developed presentation of Nietzsche?s mature philosophy. For the first time, it formulated the motifs later referred to as his ?teachings,? including the death of God, the amor fati , the affirmation of life, the will to power, and perspectivism. G. Colli called it ?Nietzsche?s most successful... more...

  • The Aesthetic Ground of Critical Theoryby Nathan Ross

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 38.99

    This edited collection of original essays explores the irreducible role of aesthetic forms of experience and activity in the philosophies of Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno. more...

  • The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicineby Corinne Saunders; Jane Macnaughton; David Fuller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    An interdisciplinary collection of essays exploring the complex and conflicted topic of beauty in cultural, arts and medicine, looking back through the long cultural history of beauty, and asking whether it is possible to 'recover beauty'. more...

  • Art, Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspectiveby Tony McKenna

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This title offers a Marxist take on a selection of artistic and cultural achievements from the rap music of Tupac Shakur to the painting of Van Gogh, from HBO's Breaking Bad to Balzac's Cousin Bette , from the magical realm of Harry Potter to the apocalyptic landscape of The Walking Dead , from The Hunger Games to Game of Thrones . more...