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Aesthetics

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  • The Aesthetic Brainby Anjan Chatterjee

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    The Aesthetic Brain takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey through the world of beauty, pleasure, and art. Chatterjee uses neuroscience to probe how an aesthetic sense is etched in our minds and evolutionary psychology to explain why aesthetic concerns feature centrally in our lives. Along the way, Chatterjee addresses fundamental questions: What... more...

  • By the Late John Brockmanby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    A radical, experimental work that challenges the boundaries of poetry, philosophy, and science. First published in 1969, this new and expanded edition of John Brockman?s first book,  By The Late John Brockman,  also includes the full text of  37  (1971), and  Afterwords  (1973). This edition features a new foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director... more...

  • By the Late John Brockmanby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A radical, experimental work that challenges the boundaries of poetry, philosophy, and science. First published in 1969, this new and expanded edition of John Brockman?s first book,  By The Late John Brockman,  also includes the full text of  37  (1971), and  Afterwords  (1973). This edition features a new foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director... more...

  • Introducing Philosophy of Artby Derek Matravers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Derek Matravers introduces students to the philosophy of art through a close examination of eight famous works of twentieth-century art. Each work has been selected in order to best illustrate and illuminate a particular problem in aesthetics. Each artwork forms the basis of a single chapter and readers are introduced to such issues as artistic value,... more...

  • Walter Benjamin?s Concept of the Imageby Alison Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In this book, Alison Ross engages in a detailed study of Walter Benjamin?s concept of the image, exploring the significant shifts in Benjamin?s approach to the topic over the course of his career. Using Kant?s treatment of the topic of sensuous form in his aesthetics as a comparative reference, Ross argues that Benjamin?s thinking on the image undergoes... more...

  • Metaphor and Metaphilosophyby Dr. Sarah A. Mattice

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Sarah A. Mattice develops a comparative intervention in contemporary metaphilosophy. Drawing on resources from hermeneutics, cognitive linguistics, aesthetics, and Chinese philosophy, she explores how philosophical language is deeply intertwined with the definition and practice of the discipline. more...

  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Artby Robert Stecker

    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...

  • The Kantian Aestheticby Paul Crowther

    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...

  • Rhapsody For The Theatreby Alain Badiou; Bruno Bosteels

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    For Alain Badiou, theatre?unlike cinema?is the place for the staging of a truly emancipatory collective subject. In this sense theatre is, of all the arts, the one strictly homologous to politics: both theatre and politics depend on a limited set of texts or statements, collectively enacted by a group of actors or militants, which put a limit on the... more...

  • Nature's Sublimeby Robert S. Corrington

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99

    Nature?s Sublime provides a radical new vision of infinite nature and its deepest aesthetic dimensions as they are encountered by finite human sign users. Rather than looking to religion for healing and salvation, Nature?s Sublime argues that the arts provide a deeper relationship to the vast depths of nature. more...