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  • Aesthetics

    An Introduction

    By W. Charlton

    First published in 1970. What is a work of art? What is the status of things in pictures and books? How are we to distinguish and ascertain the meaning of a literary work at various levels? This book is intended both to introduce the reader to classic philosophical accounts of art and beauty, and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26 
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  • Key Concepts

    A Guide to Aesthetics, Criticism and the Arts in Education

    By Trevor Pateman

    First published in 1991. The arts can only thrive in a culture where there is conversation about them. This is particularly true of the arts in an education context. Yet often the discussion is poor because we do not have the necessary concepts for the elaboration of our aesthetic responses, or…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26 
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  • An Introduction to Aesthetics

    By E. F. Carritt

    First published in 1949. This title provides an introduction into the subject of aesthetics, and the problems associated with it. Aesthetics is not strictly a criterion or rule for production or appreciation, and cannot directly alter our aesthetic experiences, but only helps us to understand them.…

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  • A Critical History of Modern Aesthetics

    By Earl of Listowel

    First published in 1933. The purpose of this work was to bridge a gap in English philosophical literature by completing the elaborate history of Bosanquet and to stimulate and enrich the whole study of aesthetics by means of his personal destructive and constructive criticism. This title will be of…

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  • Science and Aesthetic Judgement

    A Study in Taine's Critical Method

    By Sholom J. Kahn

    First published in 1953. This title provides an exposition and discussion on Hippolyte Taine (1828-1893), the leader of the Naturalist movement in French criticism. The book examines his theories and some of his practice, as a critic of literature and art. A more general consideration of the chief…

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  • Kant for Everyman

    By Willibald Klinke

    First published in 1951. This title aims to familiarise the reader with the ideas of the sometimes difficult philosopher Immanuel Kant by presenting them in a more comprehensible form. Kant for Everyman provides an overview of the different stages in Kant’s life, and delivers a breakdown of his…

    Hardback – 2016-04-19 
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  • A Commentary on Kant's Critique of Judgement

    By H. W. Cassirer

    First published in 1938. The aim of this book is to expound Kant’s Critique of Judgement by interpreting all the details in the light of what Kant himself declares to be his fundamental problem. A Commentary on Kant’s Critique of Judgement provides an excellent introduction to Kant’s third critique…

    Hardback – 2016-04-19 
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  • Morality as Rationality

    A Study of Kant's Ethics

    By Barbara Herman

    First published in 1990. The aim of this thesis is to show that the way to understand the central claims of Kant’s ethics is to accept the idea that morality is a distinctive form of rationality; that the moral "ought" belongs to a system of imperatives based in practical reason; and that moral…

    Hardback – 2016-04-19 
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  • Kant's Theory of Knowledge

    An Outline of One Central Argument in the 'Critique of Pure Reason'

    By Graham Bird

    First published in 1962. Kant’s philosophical works, and especially the Critique of Pure Reason, have had some influence on recent British philosophy. But the complexities of Kant’s arguments, and the unfamiliarity of his vocabulary, inhibit understanding of his point of view. In Kant’s Theory of…

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  • Kant's Solution for Verification in Metaphysics

    By D. P. Dryer

    First published in 1966. Professor Dryer has furnished a highly illuminating account of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason by unfolding its central argument. Kant’s Solution for Verification in Metaphysics brings out the light which Kant has to throw on central topics of philosophy. It takes its place…

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  • The Role of Taste in Kant's Theory of Cognition

    By Hannah Ginsborg

    First published in 1990. This title, originally a Ph. D. dissertation submitted to the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University in July 1988, grew out of an interest in the foundations of twentieth-century analytic philosophy. Believing that the idea of the primacy of judgment was an…

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  • A Philosophy in Outline

    By E.S. Bennett

    First published in 1931, this book provides a brief overview of the essentials of philosophy. It aims to combat the notion of the inaccessibility of philosophy by providing an introduction to its history and what the author believes to a ‘minimum dose…of incontrovertible philosophical truth’. The…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
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