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Aesthetics

  • Film Worldsby Daniel Yacavone

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Film Worlds unpacks the significance of the “worlds? that narrative films create, offering an innovative perspective on cinema as art. Drawing on aesthetics and the philosophy of art in both the continental and analytic traditions, as well as classical and contemporary film theory, it weaves together multiple strands of thought and analysis to provide... more...

  • Kunst als symbolische Formby Birgit Recki

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 35.00

    Art, according to Ernst Cassirer's symbol-theoretic concept of culture, is a form of cultural meaning production in the vehicle of sensory gestalts: a »symbolic form« for which a work's character is exemplary in all cultural capacities. Art thus becomes the paradigm of the culture. The contributions to this volume situate Cassirer's aesthetic approach... more...

  • Kraft der Alteritätby Dieter Mersch; Jörg Sternagel; Lisa Stertz

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 34.00

    Dieser Band versammelt Texte im Kontext von Sprechen und Handeln, Performativität und Medialität, die Sprache, Stimme, Gesicht, Körper und Geste in sozialen Wirklichkeiten und ästhetischer Praxis verorten sowie Effekte, Affekte und Korrelationen thematisieren: Die ethischen Dimensionen des Performativen entfalten sich in einem ersten Schritt entlang... more...

  • Tao and Trinityby Scott Austin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Chinese Tao and the Western Trinity have a fundamental unity of theme: the unity of opposites. Both are connected with problems as broad and diverse as how to describe the entire universe, how a system can talk about itself, the relationship between symbols and realities, and the nature of signs and sacraments. more...

  • Hegel on Beautyby Julia Peters

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    While the current philosophical debate surrounding Hegel?s aesthetics focuses heavily on the philosopher?s controversial ?end of art? thesis, its participants rarely give attention to Hegel?s ideas on the nature of beauty and its relation to art. This study seeks to remedy this oversight by placing Hegel?s views on beauty front and center. Peters... more...

  • Decompositionby Andrew Durkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    Decomposition is a bracing, revisionary, and provocative inquiry into music?from Beethoven to Duke Ellington, from Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie?as a personal and cultural experience: how it is composed, how it is idiosyncratically perceived by critics and reviewers, and why we listen to it the way we do. Andrew Durkin, best known as the... more...

  • In Other Shoes: Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existenceby Kendall L. Walton

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    In fifteen essays-one new, two newly revised and expanded, three with new postscripts-Kendall L. Walton wrestles with philosophical issues concerning music, metaphor, empathy, existence, fiction, and expressiveness in the arts. These subjects are intertwined in striking and surprising ways. By exploring connections among them, appealing sometimes to... more...

  • Nietzsche und der Nihilismusby Eike Brock

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The notion of nihilism assumes a prominent place in Nietzsche?s thinking during the 1880s. Yet he had already condemned nihilistic Western culture in The Birth of Tragedy; in order to overcome nihilism, life must be aesthetically vindicated. The author analyzes the cultural and anthropological foundations of Nietzsche?s concept of nihilism. The book... more...

  • Subjects and Simulationsby Anne O'Byrne; Hugh J. Silverman; Gary E. Aylesworth; Bettina Bergo; Thomas P. Brockelman; Alina Clej; Damian Ward Hey; Drew A. Hyland; Basil O'Neill; Henk Oosterling; Stephen David Ross; Katherine Rudolph; Robin May Schott; Massimo Verdicchio; James R. Watson; Martin G. Weiss

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    Subjects and Simulations presents essays focused on suffering and sublimity, representation and subjectivity, and the relation of truth and appearance through engagement with the legacies of Jean Baudrillard and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. more...

  • The Philosophy of Poetryby Henri Bergson

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    This is a partial translation by Wade Baskin of the original French work Ecrits et Paroles (a 3 volume set, 665 pages) published between 1957 and 1959 by Henri Bergson. It includes the translation from Bergson?s introduction to a French ed. of De rerum natura , by Lucretius published in 1884 under the title: Extraits de Lucre`ce . more...