Philosophy: Aesthetics

  • The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art book cover

    The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

    By Roni Grén

    This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists and art theorists. The book is unique due to its…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime book cover

    Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime

    Edited by Temenuga Trifonova

    In the course of its long and tumultuous history the sublime has alternated between spatial and temporal definitions, from its conceptualization in terms of the grandeur and infinity of Nature (spatial), to its postmodern redefinition as an ‘event’ (temporal), from its conceptualization in terms of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Shifting Focus: Strangers and Strangeness in Literature and Education book cover

    Shifting Focus

    Strangers and Strangeness in Literature and Education

    Edited by Peter Roberts

    There is a long history of interest in ‘strangers’ and ‘strangeness’ in the West. Literature lends itself particularly well to an exploration of the strange in its richly varied forms, having often contained portraits of outsiders. These portraits depict people who are strange in their unusual…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge
    Educational Philosophy and Theory

  • Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics book cover

    Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics

    By Dabney Townsend

    In "Eighteenth Century British Aesthetics", editor Dabney Townsend has brought together the work of such well-known writers as John Dryden, Joshua Reynolds, David Hume, and Samuel Johnson with the more obscure works of aestheticians such as Uvedale Price, Daniel Webb, John Baillie, and James Harris…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Foundations and Frontiers in Aesthetics Series

  • New Directions in Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts book cover

    New Directions in Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts

    By Paul Locher, Colin Martindale, Leonid Dorfman

    The contributing authors to this book, all pre-eminent scholars in their fields, present their current thinking about the processes that underlie creativity and aesthetic experience. They discuss established theory and research and provide creative speculation on future problems for inquiry and new…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • The Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Fine Art book cover

    The Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Fine Art

    Originally published in 1905, Bosanquet’s translation of Hegel’s Philosophy of Fine Art brings Hegel’s commentary and analysis of what constitutes beauty and fine art to an English audience as well as presenting his own viewpoints on the work and what is at the heart of true philosophical theory.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Digital Audiobooks: New Media, Users, and Experiences book cover

    Digital Audiobooks

    New Media, Users, and Experiences

    By Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen

    Audiobooks are rapidly gaining popularity with widely accessible digital downloading and streaming services. This book engages with the digital form of audiobooks, framing audiobook listening as both a remediation of literature and an everyday activity that creates new reading experiences…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • Hegel on Beauty book cover

    Hegel on Beauty

    By Julia Peters

    While the current philosophical debate surrounding Hegel’s aesthetics focuses heavily on the philosopher’s controversial ‘end of art’ thesis, its participants rarely give attention to Hegel’s ideas on the nature of beauty and its relation to art. This study seeks to remedy this oversight by placing…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play book cover

    Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play

    By Michael Y. Bennett

    Theatrical characters’ dual existence on stage and in text presents a unique, challenging case for the analytical philosopher. Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play re-examines the ontological status of theatre and its fictional objects through the 'possible worlds' thesis, arguing that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Experimental Psychology of Beauty book cover

    The Experimental Psychology of Beauty

    By C.W. Valentine

    Originally published in 1962, the experimental study of aesthetics was a field particularly associated with the name of C.W. Valentine, who in this book provided a critical review of research carried out since the end of the nineteenth century principally by British and American psychologists. The…

    Paperback – 2017-05-20 
    Routledge
    Collected Works of C.W. Valentine

  • A Natural Theology of the Arts: Imprint of the Spirit book cover

    A Natural Theology of the Arts

    Imprint of the Spirit

    By Anthony Monti

    A Natural Theology of the Arts contends that the arts are theological by their very nature and not simply when they are explicitly religious - thereby constituting a distinctive kind of 'natural theology'. Borrowing from science the stance of 'critical realism' to justify truth claims in art and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Temporal Experience book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Temporal Experience

    Edited by Ian Phillips

    Experience is inescapably temporal. But how do we experience time? Temporal experience is a fundamental subject in philosophy – according to Husserl, the most important and difficult of all. Its puzzles and paradoxes were of critical interest from the Early Moderns through to the Post-Kantians…

    Hardback – 2017-05-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

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