Philosophy: Aesthetics

  • 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 – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Anthropology and Beauty

    From Aesthetics to Creativity

    Edited by Stephanie Bunn

    Organised around the theme of beauty, this innovative collection offers insight into the development of anthropological thinking on art, aesthetics and creativity in recent years. The volume incorporates current work on perception and generative processes, and seeks to move beyond a purely…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    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

  • 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 – 2017-06-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Welfare, Meaning, and Worth

    By Aaron Smuts

    Welfare, Meaning, and Worth argues that there is more to what makes a life worth living than welfare, and that a good life does not consist of what is merely good for the one who lives it. Smuts defends an objective list theory that states that the notion of worth captures matters of importance for…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • 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

  • Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices book cover

    Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices

    By Tim Stott

    This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so that participants actively engage with or complete the work of art through their play. Here…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • What Drawing and Painting Really Mean: The Phenomenology of Image and Gesture book cover

    What Drawing and Painting Really Mean

    The Phenomenology of Image and Gesture

    By Paul Crowther

    There are as many meanings to drawing and painting as there are cultural contexts for them to exist in. But this is not the end of the story. Drawings and paintings are made, and in their making embody unique meanings that transform our perception of space-time and sense of finitude. These meanings…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Ernst Jünger’s Philosophy of Technology: Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene book cover

    Ernst Jünger’s Philosophy of Technology

    Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene

    By Vincent Blok

    This book examines the work of Ernst Jünger and its effect on the development of Martin Heidegger’s influential philosophy of technology. Vincent Blok offers a unique treatment of Jünger’s philosophy and his conception of the age of technology, in which both world and man appear in terms of their…

    Hardback – 2017-04-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • The Kantian Foundation of Schopenhauer's Pessimism book cover

    The Kantian Foundation of Schopenhauer's Pessimism

    By Dennis Vanden Auweele

    This book connects Schopenhauer’s philosophy with transcendental idealism by exploring the distinctly Kantian roots of his pessimism. By clearly discerning four types of coming to knowledge, it demonstrates how Schopenhauer’s epistemology can enlighten this connection with other areas of his…

    Hardback – 2017-04-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

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