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Aesthetics

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  • Stanley Cavell and Philosophy as Translationby Paul Standish; Naoko Saito

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 39.99

    This book explores the idea of translation as a philosophical theme and as an important feature of philosophy and practical life, in the context of a searching examination of aspects of the work of Stanley Cavell. Furthermore it demonstrates the broader significance of these philosophical questions for education and life as a whole. more...

  • The Pursuit of Comparative Aestheticsby Mazhar Hussain; Robert Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Comparative aesthetics is the branch of philosophy which compares the aesthetic concepts and practices of different cultures. The way in which cultures conceive of the aesthetic dimension of life in general and art in particular is revelatory of profound attitudes and beliefs which themselves make up an important part of the culture in question. This... more...

  • The Natural Order and Other Textsby Asger Jorn; Peter Shield

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    In The Natural Order and Other Texts, Peter Shield presents the first English translations of the artist Asger Jorn's three philosophical texts - The Natural Order, Value and Economy and Luck and Chance. Offering a unique insight into an artist's attempt to make sense of a contemporary world which would accommodate his practice, these texts present... more...

  • Re-thinking Aestheticsby Arnold Berleant

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The essays, collected by Berleant in this volume all express the impulse to reject the received wisdom of modern aesthetics: that art demands a mode of experience sharply different from others and unique to the aesthetic situation, and that the identity of the aesthetic lies in keeping it distinct from other kinds of human experience, such as the moral,... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Dressby Ian King

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 51.32

    This book explores the relationships between how the body appears and feels in everyday life through aesthetics.  The recent shift away from Kantian aesthetics towards a more enacted route places at its core the realization that the world is experienced as possibilities for action, and critical to this understanding is how the body’s movement... more...

  • Aestheticsby Theodor W. Adorno; Eberhard Ortland; Wieland Hoban

    Wiley 2017; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.06

    This volume of lectures on aesthetics, given by Adorno in the winter semester of 1958/59, formed the foundation for his later text  Aesthetic Theory , widely regarded as one of Adorno’s greatest works.  The lectures cover a wide range of topics, from an intense analysis of the work of Georg Lukács to a sustained reflection... more...

  • Isn’t that Cleverby Steven Gimbel

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Isn’t That Clever provides a new account of the nature of humor – the cleverness account – according to which humor is intentional conspicuous acts of playful cleverness. By defining humor in this way, answers can be found to longstanding questions about humor ethics (Are there jokes that are wrong to tell? Are there jokes that can only be told... more...

  • Aesthetics of the Familiarby Yuriko Saito

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 54.99

    Yuriko Saito, the leading figure in the field, explores the nature and significance of the aesthetic dimensions of people's everyday lives. She argues that everyday aesthetics can be an effective instrument for directing humanity's collective and cumulative world-making project. more...

  • Reason and Controversy in the Artsby Mortimer R. Kadish

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This study is a fresh and original attempt to liberate the theory of criticism from the limitations of connoisseurship, and the assumptions of aesthetics from the difficulties and paradoxes of aesthetic relativism. It presents a picture of what rationality in the assessment of the arts would be like if one were expected to justify one's decisions in... more...

  • On the Metaphysics of Morals and Ethicsby Immanuel Kant

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    Collected here in this omnibus edition are Immanuel Kant's three most important works on the Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics. Included are Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Introduction to the Metaphysic of Morals, and The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics. Kant's Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important... more...