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Aesthetics

  • Hollywood Aestheticby Todd Berliner

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    Hollywood Aesthetic offers the first comprehensive appraisal of Hollywood's capacity to provide aesthetic pleasure to mass audiences. Grounded in film history and in the psychological and philosophical literature in aesthetics, Hollywood Aesthetic explains how Hollywood creates, for huge numbers of people, some of their most exhilarating experiences... more...

  • The Art of Philosophyby Susanna Berger

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 65.00 US$ 59.15

    Delving into the intersections between artistic images and philosophical knowledge in Europe from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries, The Art of Philosophy shows that the making and study of visual art functioned as important methods of philosophical thinking and instruction. From frontispieces of books to monumental prints created... more...

  • Empathyby Derek Matravers

    Wiley 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    How can we understand another person?s feelings, thoughts, words or behaviour? Through empathy, it is hoped, we might use our imaginations to shift our perspective into another person?s, thereby grasping their thoughts and emotions. In this insightful new book, Derek Matravers negotiates the evolution of this fascinating concept. He explores the... more...

  • In Defense of Readingby Sarah E. Worth

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 38.99

    In this fascinating book, Sarah Worth addresses from a philosophical perspective the many ways in which reading benefits us morally, socially and cognitively. more...

  • The Semantics of Aesthetic Judgementsby James O. Young

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 69.99

    Are aesthetic judgements simply expressions of personal preference? If two people disagree about the beauty of a painting are both judgements valid or can someone be mistaken about the aesthetic value of an artwork? This volume brings together some of the leading philosophers of art and language to debate the status of aesthetic judgements. more...

  • The Selected Writings of Friedrich Nietzscheby Dr Friedrich Nietzsche

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    Collected here in this omnibus edition are three of Nietzsche's three most important books: The Anti-Christ, Beyond Good and Evil, and Thus Spake Zarathustra, as well as The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche by Henry Louis Mencken. A perfect book for new readers of Nietzsche or anyone hoping to understand his writing and philosophy more thoroughly.... more...

  • Studies in Pessimismby Arthur Schopenhauer

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Collected here are nine short essays, On the Sufferings of the World, The Vanity of Existence, On Suicide, Immortality: A Dialogue, Psychological Observations, On Education, Of Women, On Noise, and, A Few Parables, by the world renowned philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. more...

  • Devotional Fitnessby Martin Radermacher

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.55

    This book examines evangelical dieting and fitness programs and provides a systematic approach of this diverse field with its wide variety of programs. When evangelical Christians engage in fitness and dieting classes in order to ?glorify God,? they often face skepticism. This book approaches devotional fitness culture in North America from a religious... more...

  • The Perceptual Structure of Three-Dimensional Artby Paul M.W. Hackett

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.44

    This book deals with philosophical aspects regarding the perception of spatial relationships in two and three-dimensional art. It provides a structural understanding of how art is perceived within the space created by the artwork, and employs a mapping sentence and partial order mereology to model perceptual structure. It reviews the writing of philosophers... more...

  • Aesthetic Transcendentalism in Emerson, Peirce, and Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Paintingby Nicholas Guardiano

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book proposes an original philosophy of nature, contributes to our understanding of two of America?s greatest philosophers, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles S. Peirce, and examines the philosophical expressions of the art of nineteenth-century American landscape painting. more...