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Aesthetics

  • Bluetsby Maggie Nelson

    Random House 2017; US$ 15.50 US$ 12.99

    Maggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation - Olivia Laing Bluets winds its way through depression, divinity, alcohol, and desire, visiting along the way with famous blue figures, including Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Yves Klein, Leonard Cohen... more...

  • Improvising Improvisationby Gary Peters

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    There is an ever-increasing number of books on improvisation, ones that richly recount experiences in the heat of the creative moment, theorize on the essence of improvisation, and offer convincing arguments for improvisation?s impact across a wide range of human activity. This book is nothing like that. In a provocative and at times moving experiment,... more...

  • Conversations on Art and Aestheticsby Hans Maes

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 34.99

    What is art? What counts as an aesthetic experience? Does art have to beautiful? Can one reasonably dispute about taste? What is the relation between aesthetic and moral evaluations? How do we interpret a work of art? Hans Maes presents lively conversations about these and many related questions with ten world-leading philosophers of art. more...

  • The Writings of Kierkegaardby Soren Kierkegaard

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    Collected here in one volume are three of Søren Kierkegaard's most important works: Fear and Trembling, Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing, and Sickness Unto Death. Fear and Trembling: In our time nobody is content to stop with faith but wants to go further. It would perhaps be rash to ask where these people are going, but it is surely a sign of... more...

  • Tragic Pleasure from Homer to Platoby Rana Saadi Liebert

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book uses Greek poetry and Plato's philosophy to explain the appeal of tragedy and explore the non-cognitive value of aesthetic engagement. more...

  • The Aesthetics of Dressby Ian King

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.01

    This book explores the relationships between how the body appears and feels in everyday life through aesthetics.  The recent shift away from Kantian aesthetics towards a more enacted route places at its core the realization that the world is experienced as possibilities for action, and critical to this understanding is how the body?s movement... more...

  • The End of the Worldby Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback; Susanna Lindberg

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 44.99

    Omnipresent in popular culture, especially in film and literature, the theme of the 'end of the world' is often rejected from contemporary philosophy as hysterical apocalyptism. This volume attempts to show that it is vital that we address the motif of the 'end' in contemporary world ? but that this cannot be done without thinking it anew. more...

  • The Politics and Aesthetics of Hunger and Disgustby Michel Delville; Andrew Norris

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This study examines how hunger narratives and performances contribute to a reconsideration of neglected or prohibited domains of thinking which only a full confrontation with the body?s heterogeneity and plasticity can reveal. From literary motif or psychosomatic symptom to revolutionary gesture or existential malady, the double crux of hunger and... more...

  • Film, Art, and the Third Cultureby Murray Smith

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 44.99

    Murray Smith presents an original approach to understanding film. He brings the arts, humanities, and sciences together to illuminate artistic creation and aesthetic experience. His 'third culture' approach roots itself in an appreciation of scientific innovation and how this has shaped the moving media. more...

  • Dictionnaire d'esthétiqueby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 33.99

    Les plus grands spécialistes pour comprendre l'esthétique Près de 170 articles proposent un panorama des thèmes et concepts propres à la philosophie de l'art, à ses courants et à son histoire : art abstrait, art figuratif, baroque/classique, beau, collectionnisme, exotisme/mondialisation, ?uvre d?art, paysage, perspective, portrait, etc. Cet ouvrage... more...