Philosophy: Aesthetics

  • Ethics of Cinematic Experience: Screens of Alterity book cover

    Ethics of Cinematic Experience

    Screens of Alterity, 1st Edition

    By Orna Raviv

    Ethics of Cinematic Experience: Screens of Alterity deals with the relationship between cinema and ethics from a philosophical perspective, finding an intrinsic connection between film spectatorship and the possibility of being open to different modes of alterity. The book’s main thesis is that…

    Hardback – 2019-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Tolstoy on Aesthetics: What is Art? book cover

    Tolstoy on Aesthetics

    What is Art?, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • On Insignificance: The Loss of Meaning in the Post-Material Age book cover

    On Insignificance

    The Loss of Meaning in the Post-Material Age, 1st Edition

    By Massimo Leone

    Focussing on the anthropological consequences of the disappearing of materiality and sensory embodiment, On Insignificance highlights some of the most perturbing patterns of insignificance that have seeped into our everyday lives. Seeking to explain the semiotic causes of feelings of…

    Paperback – 2019-11-14 
    Routledge

  • Underground Rap as Religion: A Theopoetic Examination of a Process Aesthetic Religion book cover

    Underground Rap as Religion

    A Theopoetic Examination of a Process Aesthetic Religion, 1st Edition

    By Jon Ivan Gill

    Underground rap is largely a subversive, grassroots, and revolutionary movement in underground hip-hop, tending to privilege creative freedom as well as progressive and liberating thoughts and actions. This book contends that many practitioners of underground rap have absorbed religious traditions…

    Hardback – 2019-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hip Hop and Religion

  • Kinetic Beauty: The Philosophical Aesthetics of Sport book cover

    Kinetic Beauty

    The Philosophical Aesthetics of Sport, 1st Edition

    By Jason Holt

    Sport aesthetics is an important but often marginalized fi eld in the philosophy of sport. Kinetic Beauty off ers a comprehensive, principled, pluralist introduction to the philosophical aesthetics of sport.  The book tackles a wide variety of issues in the philosophical aesthetics of sport,…

    Hardback – 2019-11-21 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • The Cinematic Political: Film Composition as Political Theory book cover

    The Cinematic Political

    Film Composition as Political Theory, 1st Edition

    By Michael J. Shapiro

    In this book, Michael J. Shapiro stages a series of pedagogical encounters between political theory, represented as a compositional challenge, and cinematic texts, emphasizing how to achieve an effective research paper/essay by heeding the compositional strategies of films. The text’s…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Ugly, Useless, Unstable Architectures: Phase Spaces and Generative Domains book cover

    Ugly, Useless, Unstable Architectures

    Phase Spaces and Generative Domains, 1st Edition

    By Miguel Paredes Maldonado

    Ugly, Useless, Unstable Architectures traces productive intersections between architecture and the discourses of Post-Structuralism and New Materialism. It investigates how their unique ‘ontological regimes’ can be mobilised to supersede the classical framework that still informs both the…

    Hardback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Arthur Schopenhauer's English Schooling book cover

    Arthur Schopenhauer's English Schooling

    1st Edition

    By Patrick Bridgwater

    Originally published in 1988 Arthur Schopenhauer’s English Schooling examines the famous German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, and his image of England and the influences and experiences which formed that image, notably his visit to England in 1803. His philosophy, when he came to formulate it,…

    Hardback – 2019-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Portraits and Philosophy book cover

    Portraits and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hans Maes

    Despite its huge popularity, portraiture hasn’t received much philosophical attention. While there are countless art historical studies of portraiture, including self-portraiture and group-portraiture, contemporary philosophy has largely remained silent on the subject. This book brings together…

    Hardback – 2019-12-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Memento Mori in Contemporary Art: Theologies of Lament and Hope book cover

    Memento Mori in Contemporary Art

    Theologies of Lament and Hope, 1st Edition

    By Taylor Worley

    This book explores how four contemporary artists—Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, Robert Gober, and Damien Hirst—pursue the question of death through their fraught appropriations of Christian imagery. Each artist is shown to not only pose provocative theological questions, but also to question the…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts

  • The Sartrean Mind book cover

    The Sartrean Mind

    1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Eshleman, Constance Mui

    Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. His influence extends beyond academic philosophy to areas as diverse as anti-colonial movements, youth culture, literary criticism, and artistic developments around the world. Beginning with an introduction and…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophical Minds

  • The Appeal of Art in Modernity book cover

    The Appeal of Art in Modernity

    1st Edition

    By Michael Symonds

    This book explores the place of art in the modern world, but instead of asking what art is, it begins with the question of art’s appeal in modernity. Why is the appellation ‘art’ so desired for movies, food and fashion, for example? Why is there the assumption of esteem when someone calls…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

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