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Aesthetics

  • A Philosophical Inquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautifulby Edmund Burke

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    'A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful' is a 1757 treatise on aesthetics written by Edmund Burke. In short, the Beautiful, according to Burke, is what is well-formed and aesthetically pleasing, whereas the Sublime is what has the power to compel and destroy us. The preference for the Sublime over the Beautiful... more...

  • Aesthetic Disinterestednessby Thomas Hilgers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The notion of disinterestedness is often conceived of as antiquated or ideological. In spite of this, Hilgers argues that one cannot reject it if one wishes to understand the nature of art. He claims that an artwork typically asks a person to adopt a disinterested attitude towards what it shows, and that the effect of such an adoption is that it... more...

  • Literary Studies and the Philosophy of Literatureby Andrea Selleri; Philip Gaydon

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.57

    This book is about the interaction between literary studies and the philosophy of literature. It features essays from internationally renowned and emerging philosophers and literary scholars, challenging readers to join them in taking seriously the notion of interdisciplinary study and forging forward in new and exciting directions of thought.... more...

  • Aesthetics and Neuroscienceby Zoi Kapoula; Marine Vernet

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 91.98

    This edited monograph provides a compelling analysis of the interplay between neuroscience and aesthetics. The book broaches a wide spectrum of topics including, but not limited to, mathematics and creator algorithms, neurosciences of artistic creativity, paintings and dynamical systems as well as computational research for architecture. The international... more...

  • Dark Mattersby Nick Dunn

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    Where now for the secret, the contemplative, the quiet and subterranean in our cities? The question may no longer be what spaces we wish to engage with but when are they? more...

  • On The Metaphysics of Morals and Ethicsby Immanuel Kant

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    Collected here in this omnibus edition are Immanuel Kant's three most important works on the Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics. Included are Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Introduction to the Metaphysic of Morals, and The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics. Kant's Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important... more...

  • Creative Lives in Classical Antiquityby Richard Fletcher; Johanna Hanink

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Examines how the biographical traditions of ancient poets and artists parallel the creative processes of biographers themselves, both within antiquity and beyond. more...

  • Cherubino's Leapby Richard Kramer

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    For the Enlightenment mind, from Moses Mendelssohn?s focus on the moment of surprise at the heart of the work of art to Herder?s imagining of the seismic moment at which language was discovered, it is the flash of recognition that nails the essence of the work, the blink of an eye in which one?s world changes.  In Cherubino?s Leap, Richard... more...

  • Art, Mind, and Narrativeby Julian Dodd

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    This volume presents new essays on art, mind, and narrative inspired by the work of the late Peter Goldie. Topics covered include the role of narrative thinking in our lives, the nature of our imaginative engagement with fiction, the emotions and their role in motivating action, and the nature of conceptual art. more...

  • Aesthetic Pursuitsby Jerrold Levinson

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 54.99

    Aesthetic Pursuits is a new collection of essays from Jerrold Levinson, one of the most prominent philosophers of art today, focusing on literature, film, and visual art, while addressing issues of humour, beauty, and the emotions. More than half of the essays in the volume are previously unpublished. more...