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  • Hume on Art, Emotion, and Superstition

    A Critical Study of Hume’s Four Dissertations

    By Amyas Merivale

    This book offers the first comprehensive critical study of David Hume’s Four Dissertations of 1757, containing the Natural History of Religion, the Dissertation on the Passions, and the two essays Of Tragedy and Of the Standard of Taste. The author defends two important claims. The first is that…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • 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 – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Foundations and Frontiers in Aesthetics Series

  • 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 – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Love in Philosophy

    Edited by Adrienne M. Martin

    The Routledge Handbook of Love in Philosophy collects 39 original chapters from prominent philosophers on the nature, meaning, value, and predicaments of love, presented in a unique framework that highlights the rich variety of methods and traditions used to engage with these subjects. This volume…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Supposition and the Imaginative Realm

    A Philosophical Inquiry

    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 – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • The Space of Social Equity

    By Mark Foster Gage

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

  • 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

    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

    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

  • 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

    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

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