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Aesthetics

  • Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhoodby Peder Jothen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In the digital world, Kierkegaard's thought is valuable in thinking about aesthetics as a component of human development, both including but moving beyond the religious context as its primary center of meaning. Contributing to the debate about Kierkegaard's conception of the aesthetic, this book argues that Kierkegaard's concern is provocatively... more...

  • Rawby Solveig Bøe; Hege Charlotte Faber; Brit Strandhagen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Nature inheres in many aesthetic forms of expression. In architecture, however, nature emerges with a particular power and clarity, which makes architecture a raw kind of art. Thus, by using the concept of ‘raw’ as a focal point, this book provides new approaches to architecture in a broad sense, as well as other aesthetic and artistic practices,... more...

  • Aestheticsby Nicolai Hartmann; Eugene Kelly; Eugene Kelly

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The book is the first English translation of Nicolai Hartmann's seminal book which addresses all philosophical questions of the arts. It will be of value to graduate students in philosophy, scholars concerned with 20th century Continental philosophy, students of aesthetics and art history and criticism, and persons in and out of academic philosophy... more...

  • Introducing Philosophy of Artby Derek Matravers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Derek Matravers introduces students to the philosophy of art through a close examination of eight famous works of twentieth-century art. Each work has been selected in order to best illustrate and illuminate a particular problem in aesthetics. Each artwork forms the basis of a single chapter and readers are introduced to such issues as artistic value,... more...

  • The Pebble Chanceby Marius Kociejowski

    Biblioasis 2014;

    Essays and anecdotes from travel-writer, poet, and bookseller Marius Kociejowski, including pieces on encounters with Bruce Chatwin and Javier Marías. more...

  • Loveby Tony Milligan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 15.95

    What is love? What is it to be loved? Can we trust love? Is it overrated? These are just some of the questions Tony Milligan pursues in his novel exploration of a subject that has occupied philosophers since the time of Plato. Tackling the mood of pessimism about the nature of love that reaches back through Schopenhauer and Kierkegaard, he examines... more...

  • Walter Benjamin?s Concept of the Imageby Alison Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In this book, Alison Ross engages in a detailed study of Walter Benjamin?s concept of the image, exploring the significant shifts in Benjamin?s approach to the topic over the course of his career. Using Kant?s treatment of the topic of sensuous form in his aesthetics as a comparative reference, Ross argues that Benjamin?s thinking on the image undergoes... more...

  • Metaphor and Metaphilosophyby Dr. Sarah A. Mattice

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Sarah A. Mattice develops a comparative intervention in contemporary metaphilosophy. Drawing on resources from hermeneutics, cognitive linguistics, aesthetics, and Chinese philosophy, she explores how philosophical language is deeply intertwined with the definition and practice of the discipline. more...

  • On Slownessby Lutz Koepnick

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Speed is an obvious facet of contemporary society, whereas slowness has often been dismissed as conservative and antimodern. Challenging a long tradition of thought, Lutz Koepnick instead proposes to understand slowness as a strategy of the contemporary—a decidedly modern practice that gazes firmly at and into the present?s velocity. As he engages... more...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealismby Matthew C. Altman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 260.00

    The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism features essays from leading scholars on German philosophy. It is the most comprehensive secondary source available, covering not only the full range of work by Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel, but also idealists such as Reinhold and Schopenhauer, critics such as Jacobi, Maimon, and the German Romantics more...