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Aesthetics

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  • A Naïve Realist Theory of Colourby Keith Allen

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    A Naïve Realist Theory of Colour defends the view that colours are mind-independent properties of things in the environment. Keith Allen argues that a naïve realist theory of colour best explains how colours appear to perceiving subjects, and that this view is not undermined by our modern scientific understanding of the world. more...

  • The Aesthetic Imperativeby Peter Sloterdijk; Karen Margolis

    Wiley 2017; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.06

    In this wide-ranging book, renowned philosopher and cultural theorist Peter Sloterdijk examines art in all its rich and varied forms: from music to architecture, light to movement, and design to typography. Moving between the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, his analyses span the centuries, from ancient civilizations to contemporary... more...

  • Art and Beliefby Ema Sullivan-Bissett; Helen Bradley; Paul Noordhof

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 64.99

    Art and Belief presents new work at the intersection of philosophy of mind and philosophy of art. Topics include the cognitive contributions artworks can make, the phenomenon of fictional persuasion, and the nature of aesthetic testimony, and the relation between belief and truth in our experience of art. more...

  • Pathos, Affekt, Gefühlby Klaus Herding; Bernhard Stumpfhaus

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00

    The papers in this volume address a subject that is relevant, based not only on present-day psychological and neurological insights but also on a multitude of new interpretations in cultural studies and the humanities. They present a hitherto unique overview of the current discussion of emotion in the arts which transcends both disciplinary... more...

  • How to Study Art Worldsby Hans van Maanen

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    This necessary and thought-provoking study brings together the organisational side of the world of the arts and the understanding of the many functions art fulfi lls in our culture. more...

  • Critique of Judgementby Immanuel Kant

    Free Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    A refreshing approach to the study of major Western philosophers. Introductory essays by noted scholars enliven each volume with insights into the human side of the great thinkers, and provide authoritative discussions of the historical background, evolution, and importance of their ideas. Highly recommended as stimulating classroom texts. more...

  • Thinking Artby Antoon van den Braembussche

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 50.62

    This is one of the most systematic and comprehensive introductions to the philosophy of art (classical, modern and post-modern theories of art are discussed at length). It is ideal for teaching philosophy of art but can also be read by the general public. more...

  • Touching Surfacesby Anca Cristofovici

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 64.40

    Who isn’t seduced by the idea of an affinity between aging and aesthetics? Yet, when does aging truly begin? What attributes does the aesthetic embrace? Looking into startling photographic art of the past three decades, this book is prompted by such questions and turns them into a meditation on how aesthetics mediates our relation to time. The... more...

  • Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Emancipationby Herbert Marcuse; Douglas Kellner; Clayton Pierce

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Edited by Douglas Kellner and Clayton Pierce, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Emancipation is the fifth volume of Herbert Marcuse's collected papers. Containing some of Marcuse’s most important work, this book presents for the first time his unique syntheses of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and critical social theory, directed toward human emancipation... more...

  • Artists, Patrons, and the Publicby Barry Lord; Gail Dexter Lord

    AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 58.00

    Barry Lord and Gail Dexter Lord focus their two lifetimes of international experience working in the cultural sector on the challenging questions of why and how culture changes. The answer is a dynamic and fascinating discourse that sets aesthetic culture in its material, physical, social, and political context, illuminating the primary role of the... more...