Philosophy: Aesthetics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Love in Philosophy book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Love in Philosophy

    Edited by Adrienne M. Martin

    Love, a mainstay of philosophical investigation since antiquity, has witnessed a recent resurgence of interest from a diverse range of philosophers. The Routledge Handbook of Love in Philosophy encompasses this diversity, offering 45 newly written chapters, exploring the ethics, politics,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Ethics, Justice, Embodiment, and Global Film: Cinematic Provocations book cover

    Ethics, Justice, Embodiment, and Global Film

    Cinematic Provocations

    By Brian Bergen-Aurand

    This book is a study in film and philosophy that explores the intersection of global post-fascist cinema, ethics and justice, and screen bodies. It addresses the question "What is the good of film experience?" by staging an encounter between Levinasian-Derridean concerns over ethics and justice and…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Supposition, Imagination, and Philosophy book cover

    Supposition, Imagination, and Philosophy

    By Margherita Arcangeli

    Supposition has been frequently invoked in many fields within philosophy, including aesthetics, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and ethics. However, there is a striking lack of consensus about the proper definition of supposition. What is supposition? Is supposition a sui generis type of mental…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Philosophy

  • The Space of Social Equity book cover

    The Space of Social Equity

    By Mark Foster Gage

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy

    Edited by Craig Bourne, Emily Caddick Bourne

    Iago’s ‘I am not what I am’ epitomises how Shakespeare’s work is rich in philosophy, from issues of deception and moral deviance to those concerning the complex nature of the self, the notions of being and identity, and the possibility or impossibility of self-knowledge and knowledge of others.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • The Architecture of Nothingness: An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts book cover

    The Architecture of Nothingness

    An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts

    By Frank Lyons

    It is a common enough assumption that good buildings make us feel good just as poor ones can make us feel insecure, depressed or even threatened. We may instantly decide that we ‘like’ one building more than another, in the same way that without thinking we choose one work of art or music over…

    Paperback – 2018-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Film Theories and Philosophies of Colour: The Residual Image book cover

    Film Theories and Philosophies of Colour

    The Residual Image

    By Elizabeth Watkins

    Drawing together theoretical and philosophical debates about the nature of colour, this book examines the significance of colour for film theories of subjectivity and sexual difference. While existing studies on colour and film have focussed on its histories, technologies and aesthetics, an…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Exploring Practical Philosophy: From Action to Values book cover

    Exploring Practical Philosophy: From Action to Values

    By Dan Egonsson, Jonas Josefsson, Björn Petersson, Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen

    This title was first published in 28/11/2001: The broad label ’practical philosophy’ brings together such topics as ethics and metaethics as well as philosophy of law, society, art and religion. In practical philosophy, theory of value and action is basic, and woven into our understanding of all…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Tolstoy on Aesthetics: What is Art? book cover

    Tolstoy on Aesthetics

    What is Art?

    By H.O. Mounce

    This title was first published in 2001: Tolstoy's view of art is discussed in most courses in aesthetics, particularly his main text What is Art? He believed that the importance of art lies not in its purely aesthetic qualities but in its connection with life, and that art becomes decadent where…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Reach of the Aesthetic: Collected Essays on Art and Nature book cover

    The Reach of the Aesthetic

    Collected Essays on Art and Nature

    By Ronald W. Hepburn

    This title was first published in 2001. This book focuses on the rich web of interrelations between aesthetic and wider human concerns. Among topics explored are concepts of truth and falsity (within art and aesthetic experience generally), superficiality and depth in aesthetic appreciation of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Images of Community: Durkheim, Social Systems and the Sociology of Art book cover

    Images of Community

    Durkheim, Social Systems and the Sociology of Art

    By John A. Smith, Chris Jenks

    This title was first published in 2000. This work sets out to establish an original sociology of art and artistic practice. Based on the theories of Emile Durkheim, and contemporary models of complex social systems, it offers a critique of current history, philosophy and sociology of art. It cites…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Environment and the Arts: Perspectives on Environmental Aesthetics book cover

    Environment and the Arts

    Perspectives on Environmental Aesthetics

    Edited by Arnold Berleant

    This title was first published in 2002: The environment raises basic questions about many of the fundamental concepts and doctrines in aesthetics and the arts. Including new work by the leading international contributors to environmental aesthetics, this is the first book to deal with the relations…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge

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