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Aesthetics

  • Gesture of Awarenessby Charles Genoud

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 16.95 US$ 11.99

    From a major mind of Buddhism today comes this unique philosophical work, which hearkens back to the classical verse-form, but in a modern voice that speaks directly to the twenty-first century reader and practitioner. Gesture of Awareness  involves a fascinating philosophical exploration of time, space, and movement but at the same time is... more...

  • Encountering Natureby Thomas Heyd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book argues that an attentive encounter with nature is of key importance for the development of an environmentally appropriate culture. The fundamental idea is that the environmental degradation that we are increasingly experiencing is best conceived as the consequence of a cultural mismatch: our cultures seem not to be appropriate to the natural... more...

  • Everyday Aestheticsby Katya Mandoki

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Katya Mandoki advances in this book the thesis that it is not only possible but crucial to open up the field of aesthetics (traditionally confined to the study of art and beauty) toward the richness and complexity of everyday life. She argues that in every process of communication, whether face to face or through the media, fashion, and political propaganda,... more...

  • Being Musically Attunedby Erik Wallrup

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Listening according to mood is likely to be what most people do when they listen to music. We want to take part in, or even be part of, the emerging world of the musical work. Using the sources of musical history and philosophy, Erik Wallrup explores this extremely vague and elusive phenomenon, which is held to be fundamental to musical hearing. Wallrup... more...

  • The Cognitive Basis of Aestheticsby Elena Fell; Ioanna Kopsiafti

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book seeks to fill a void in contemporary aesthetics scholarship by considering the cognitive features that make the aesthetic and artistic worthy of philosophical study. Aesthetic cognition has been largely abandoned by analytical philosophy, which instead tends to focus its attention on the ?non-exhibited? properties of artwork or issues concerning... more...

  • How Pictures Complete Usby Paul Crowther

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    Despite the wonders of the digital world, people still go in record numbers to view drawings and paintings in galleries. Why? What is the magic that pictures work on us? This book provides a provocative explanation, arguing that some pictures have special kinds of beauty and sublimity that offer aesthetic transcendence. They take us imaginatively... more...

  • The Riddling between Oedipus and the Sphinxby Yuan Yuan

    UPA 2016; US$ 74.99

    The Riddling between Oedipus and the Sphinx, Ontology, Hauntology, and Heterologies of the Grotesque probes the polemic status of the other and the dubious nature of the subject from a heterodox perspective of an emblematic grotesque figure, the Sphinx?the mystical trickster and the guardian of sacred knowledge in Egyptian culture. more...

  • Six Facets Of Lightby Ann Wroe

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    Goethe claimed to know what light was. Galileo and Einstein both confessed they didn?t. On the essential nature of light, and how it operates, the scientific jury is still out. There is still time, therefore, to listen to painters and poets on the subject. They, after all, spend their lives pursuing light and trying to tie it down. Six Facets of... more...

  • A Philosophy in Outline (Routledge Revivals)by E.S. Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1931, this book provides a brief overview of the essentials of philosophy. It aims to combat the notion of the inaccessibility of philosophy by providing an introduction to its history and what the author believes to a ?minimum dose?of incontrovertible philosophical truth?. The book merely assumes an ordinary level of adult education... more...

  • Taste as Experienceby Nicola Perullo; Massimo Montanari

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Taste as Experience puts the pleasure of food at the center of human experience. It shows how the sense of taste informs our preferences and relationship to nature, pushes us toward ethical practices of consumption, and impresses upon us the importance of aesthetics. Eating is often dismissed as a necessary aspect of survival, and our personal enjoyment... more...