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Aesthetics

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  • Schopenhauer, Philosophy and the Artsby Dale Jacquette

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 58.00

    This collection of essays examines Schopenhauer's thought and its enduring contribution to aesthetic theory. more...

  • The Architecture of Happinessby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.00

    The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings,... more...

  • Fearful Symmetryby A. Zee; Roger Penrose

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    The concept of symmetry has widespread manifestations and many diverse applications?from architecture to mathematics to science. Yet, as twentieth-century physics has revealed, symmetry has a special, central role in nature, one that is occasionally and enigmatically violated. Fearful Symmetry brings the incredible discoveries of the juxtaposition... more...

  • Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Artby Robert Stecker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 45.99

    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 Routledge Companion to Aestheticsby Berys Gaut; Dominic Lopes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 78.95

    The third edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains over sixty chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics. This companion opens with an historical overview of aesthetics including entries on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, Foucault, Goodman, and... more...

  • How To Like Everythingby Paul Shepheard

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    There is no absolute truth but there is absolutely everything more...

  • Thomas Reid?s Lectures on the Fine Artsby P. Kivy

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 91.80

    The past few years have seen a revival of interest in Thomas Reid's philosophy. His moral theory has been studied by D. D. Raphael (The Moral Sense) and his entire philosophical position by S. A. Grave (The Scottish Philosophy of Common Sense). Prior to both, A. D. Woozley gave us the first modern reprint of Reid's Essays on the Intellectual Powers... more...

  • A Discourse on Novelty and Creationby C.R. Hausman

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 97.20

    Over the past two decades, the number of studies of creativity has in­ creased enormously. Although these studies represent a wide variety of perspectives, the largest proportion of them falls within the province of the social and behavioral sciences. Perhaps this is due to the impetus of experimental psychologists, who recognized the special problems... more...

  • Speaking of Artby P. Kivy

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 83.16

    As the title of this book was meant to suggest, its subject is the way we talk about (and write about) works of art: or, rather, one of the ways, namely, the way we describe works of art for critical purposes. Be­ cause I wished to restrict my subject matter in this way, I have made a sharp, and no doubt largely artificial distinction between describing... more...

  • By the Late John Brockmanby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    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...