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Aesthetics

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  • The German Aesthetic Traditionby Kai Hammermeister

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 29.00

    This book, first published in 2002, is a systematic overview of German aesthetics from 1750 to the present. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Humeby David Fate Norton; Jacqueline Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    The fifteen essays in this second edition of this highly popular Companion address all aspects of Hume's wide-ranging thought. more...

  • Plato and the Question of Beautyby Drew A. Hyland

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 18.65

    Drew A. Hyland, one of Continental philosophy's keenest interpreters of Plato, takes up the question of beauty in three Platonic dialogues, the Hippias Major, Symposium, and Phaedrus. What Plato meant by beauty is not easily characterized, and Hyland's close readings show that Plato ultimately gives... more...

  • The British Aesthetic Traditionby Timothy M. Costelloe

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Offers a comprehensive account of British aesthetics from the early eighteenth century to the late twentieth century in Britain and beyond. more...

  • Shop Class as Soulcraftby Matthew B. Crawford

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00

    A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" ( The Boston Globe ), Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor.... more...

  • Sufism and Surrealismby Adonis

    Saqi 2013; US$ 16.03

    At first glance Sufism and Surrealism appear to be as far removed from one another as is possible. Adonis, however, draws convincing parallels between the two, contesting that God, in the traditional sense does not exist in Surrealism or in Sufism, and that both are engaged in parallel quests for the nature of the Absolute, through ‘holy madness?... more...

  • Clothesby John Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 15.95

    Clothes protect our vulnerable skin and they keep us warm or cool. They help us show that we are young or old, rich or poor, at work or play, and whether we may be good to know. But though they are basic, much as food and shelter are - and also may be beautiful - they have long had a bad press in serious, moral and philosophical writing. The main reason... more...

  • Histories of Sexualityby Stephen Garton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    This book presents the first assessment of one of the most rapidly expanding fields of research: the history of sexuality. From the early efforts of historians to work out a model for sexual history, to the extraordinary impact of French philosopher Michel Foucault, to the vigorous debates about essentialism and social constructionism, to the emergence... more...

  • Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophyby Gyula Klima

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    It is commonly supposed that certain elements of medieval philosophy are uncharacteristically preserved in modern philosophical thought through the idea that mental phenomena are distinguished from physical phenomena by their intentionality, their intrinsic directedness toward some object. The many exceptions to this presumption, however, threaten... 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...