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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
The problem of images ? how one thing can represent another ? has been a central issue in philosophy since Plato and preoccupied recent philosophers such as Wittgenstein. Essential reading for students and professional philosophers alike, the book also contains chapters summaries, annotated further reading and a glossary. more...
- John Hunt Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99
Militant Modernism is a defence against Modernism's many detractors. It looks at design, film and architecture - especially architecture ? and pursues the notion of an evolved modernism that simply refuses to stop being necessary. Owen Hatherley gives us new ways to look at what we thought was familiar ? Bertolt Brecht, Le Corbusier, even Vladimir... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99
Is a tower block, your unmade bed, your lavatory basin, or the bicycle chained to the gate next door a work of art? Why should a novel have a beginning, a middle, and an end; or even a story? Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00
Community Without Community in Digital Culture presents the view that our digital culture is determined not by greater connection, but by the separation and gap that is a necessary concomitant of our fundamental technicity. more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95
The theorists of art and film commonly depict the modern audience as aesthetically and politically passive. In response, both artists and thinkers have sought to transform the spectator into an active agent and the spectacle into a communal performance. In this follow-up to the acclaimed The Future of the Image , Rancière takes a radically different... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00
What if Immanuel Kant floated down from his transcendental heights, straight through Alice?s rabbit hole, and into the fabulous world of Lewis Carroll? For Ben-Ami Scharfstein this is a wonderfully instructive scenario and the perfect way to begin this wide-ranging collection of decades of startlingly synthesized thought. Combining a deep knowledge... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 38.99
Praised in its original edition for its up-to-date, rigorous presentation of current debates and for the clarity of its presentation, Robert Stecker's new edition of Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art preserves the major themes and conclusions of the original, while expanding its content, providing new features, and enhancing accessibility. Described... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 59.99
The Kantian Aesthetic explains the kind of perceptual knowledge involved in aesthetic judgments. It does so by linking Kant's aesthetics to a critically upgraded account of his theory of knowledge. This upgraded theory emphasizes those conceptual and imaginative structures which Kant terms, respectively, 'categories' and 'schemata'.... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
The book is the first English translation of Nicolai Hartmann's seminal book which addresses all philosophical questions of the arts. It will be of value to graduate students in philosophy, scholars concerned with 20th century Continental philosophy, students of aesthetics and art history and criticism, and persons in and out of academic philosophy... more...