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Aesthetics

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  • 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$ 50.78

    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...

  • 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...

  • Trust in the Worldby Josef Früchtl

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the theory, originally raised in Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy of film, that cinema has the power to restore our trust in the world. Früchtl demonstrates that cinema does this in three main ways: by restoring our belief in the absurd, in the body and in a sceptical abstention from judging and acting. Cinema shares this ability with... more...

  • Kant and the Reorientation of Aestheticsby Joseph J. Tinguely

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book argues that the philosophical significance of Kant’s aesthetics lies not in its explicit account of beauty but in its implicit account of intentionality. Kant’s account is distinct in that feeling, affect, or mood must be operative within the way the mind receives the world. Moreover, these modes of receptivity fall within the normative... more...

  • Das Vorurteil im Leibeby Claudia Schmölders

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 84.00

    Seit Anfang der achtziger Jahre lässt sich eine Renaissance physiognomischer Fragestellungen beobachten: in Kunst-, Literatur-, Sozial- und Neurowissenschaften. Nicht wenige Autoren möchten dabei an die prekären Übergänge der Physiognomik in spekulative und rassistische Theoreme warnend erinnern. Besonders die deutschen Autoren der Weimarer Zeit -... 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 1958–9, formed the foundation for his later  Aesthetic Theory , widely regarded as one of his greatest works.  The lectures cover a wide range of topics, from an intense analysis of the work of Georg Lukács to a sustained reflection on the theory... more...