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  • Paintings and the Past: Philosophy, History, Art book cover

    Paintings and the Past

    Philosophy, History, Art, 1st Edition

    By Ivan Gaskell

    This book is an exploration of how art—specifically paintings in the European manner—can be mobilized to make knowledge claims about the past. No type of human-made tangible thing makes more complex and bewildering demands in this respect than paintings. Ivan Gaskell argues that the search for…

    Hardback – 2019-05-27 
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  • Philosophy and Film: Bridging Divides book cover

    Philosophy and Film

    Bridging Divides, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christina Rawls, Diana Neiva, Steven S. Gouveia

    This volume collects twenty original essays on the philosophy of film. It uniquely brings together scholars working across a range of philosophical traditions and academic disciplines to broaden and advance debates on film and philosophy. The book includes contributions from a number of prominent…

    Hardback – 2019-05-10 
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  • The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming: How Art Forms Empower book cover

    The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming

    How Art Forms Empower, 1st Edition

    By Paul Crowther

    This book shows that art involves an aesthetics of self-becoming, wherein we do not simply consume artistic meaning, but become empowered—by adapting ourselves to what creation in the different art forms makes possible. Paul Crowther argues that the great political task in aesthetics is no longer…

    Hardback – 2019-03-21
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  • A Philosophy of the Art School book cover

    A Philosophy of the Art School

    1st Edition

    By Michael Newall

    Until now, research on art schools has been largely occupied with the facts of particular schools and teachers. This book presents a philosophical account of the underlying practices and ideas that have come to shape contemporary art school teaching in the UK, US and Europe. It analyses two models…

    Hardback – 2018-11-08
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  • A Film-Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment book cover

    A Film-Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment

    1st Edition

    By Rupert Read

    Inspired by the philosophy of Wittgenstein and his idea that the purpose of real philosophical thinking is not to discover something new, but to show in a strikingly different light what is already there, this book provides philosophical readings of a number of ‘arthouse’ and Hollywood films. Each…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
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  • Fictive Narrative Philosophy: How Fiction Can Act as Philosophy book cover

    Fictive Narrative Philosophy

    How Fiction Can Act as Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Michael Boylan

    What is the philosophical voice within literature? Does literature have a voice of its own? Can this voice really be philosophical in its own right? In this book, Michael Boylan argues that some literary works indeed can make their own unique claims in different areas of philosophy. He calls this…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
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  • Thinking with Images: An Enactivist Aesthetics book cover

    Thinking with Images

    An Enactivist Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    By John M. Carvalho

    This book advances an enactivist theory of aesthetics through the study of inscrutable artworks that challenge us to think because we do not know what to think about them. John M. Carvalho presents detailed analyses a four artworks that share this unique characteristic: Francis Bacon’s Study After…

    Hardback – 2018-07-27
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  • The Pleasure of Pictures: Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation book cover

    The Pleasure of Pictures

    Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jérôme Pelletier, Alberto Voltolini

    The general aim of this volume is to investigate the nature of the relation between pictorial experience and aesthetic appreciation. In particular, it is concerned with the character and intimacy of this relationship: is there a mere causal connection between pictorial experience and aesthetic…

    Hardback – 2018-07-11
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  • Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature: A Philosophical Perspective book cover

    Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature

    A Philosophical Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Richard Gaskin

    This book offers a unique interpretation of tragic literature in the Western tradition, deploying the method and style of Analytic philosophy. Richard Gaskin argues that tragic literature seeks to offer moral and linguistic redress (compensation) for suffering. Moral redress involves the balancing…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30
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  • The Aesthetics of Videogames book cover

    The Aesthetics of Videogames

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jon Robson, Grant Tavinor

    This collection of essays is devoted to the philosophical examination of the aesthetics of videogames. Videogames represent one of the most significant developments in the modern popular arts, and it is a topic that is attracting much attention among philosophers of art and aestheticians. As a…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
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  • Michael Fried and Philosophy: Modernism, Intention, and Theatricality book cover

    Michael Fried and Philosophy

    Modernism, Intention, and Theatricality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mathew Abbott

    This volume brings philosophers, art historians, intellectual historians, and literary scholars together to argue for the philosophical significance of Michael Fried’s art history and criticism. It demonstrates that Fried’s work on modernism, artistic intention, the ontology of art, theatricality,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
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