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  • The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature

    Edited by Nöel Carroll, John Gibson

    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature is an in-depth examination of literature through a philosophical lens, written by distinguished figures across the major divisions of philosophy. Its 40 newly-commissioned essays are divided into six sections: historical foundations what is…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • The Emotional Life of Postmodern Film

    Affect Theory's Other

    By Pansy Duncan

    Emotion and Postmodernism: is it possible to imagine an odder couple, stranger bedfellows, less bad company? The Emotional Life of Postmodern Film brings this unlikely pair into sustained dialogue, arguing that the interdisciplinary body of scholarship currently emerging under the rubric of "affect…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • How Folklore Shaped Modern Art

    A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics

    By Wes Hill

    Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We can see this manifesting in the renewed relevance of what were previously considered "outsider" art practices, the emphasis on first-person…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • On the Genealogy of Color

    A Case Study in Historicized Conceptual Analysis

    By Zed Adams

    In On the Genealogy of Color, Zed Adams challenges widely held philosophical views about the nature of color, exploring the relevance of the history of color science for contemporary debates in color realism/anti-realism and philosophy of mind. Adams argues that the two sides of the contemporary…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Cinematic Ethics

    Exploring Ethical Experience through Film

    By Robert Sinnerbrink

    How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film addresses these questions by examining the idea of cinema as a…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07 
    Routledge

  • Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein

    Seeing-As and Novelty

    Edited by Michael Beaney, Brendan Harrington, Dominic Shaw

    Seeing-as and Novelty brings together new essays that consider Wittgenstein’s treatment of the phenomenon of aspect perception in relation to the broader idea of conceptual novelty; that is, the acquisition or creation of new concepts, and the application of an acquired understanding in unfamiliar…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • How to get Philosophy Students Talking

    An Instructor's Toolkit

    By Andrew Fisher, Jonathan Tallant

    Engaging undergraduate students and instigating debate within philosophy seminars is one of the greatest challenges faced by instructors on a daily basis. How to Get Philosophy Students Talking: An Instructor’s Toolkit is an innovative and original resource designed for use by academics looking to…

    Paperback – 2015-11-20 
    Routledge

  • Climate Change and Cultural Heritage

    A Race against Time

    By Peter F. Smith

    History reveals how civilisations can be decimated by changes in climate. More recently modern methods of warfare have exposed the vulnerability of the artefacts of civilisation. Bringing together a range of subjects - from science, energy and sustainability to aesthetics theory and civilization…

    Paperback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Theodor W, Adorno II

    Edited by Espen Hammer

    A new title in Routledge’s Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers series, this is a two-volume collection of the very best recent scholarship on Theodor W. Adorno (1903–69). It is an essential successor to an earlier four-volume collection, Theodor Adorno (Critical Evaluations in Cultural…

    Hardback – 2015-11-13 
    Routledge
    Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

  • The Antihero in American Television

    By Margrethe Bruun Vaage

    The antihero prevails in recent American drama television series. Characters such as mobster kingpin Tony Soprano (The Sopranos), meth cook and gangster-in-the-making Walter White (Breaking Bad) and serial killer Dexter Morgan (Dexter) are not morally good, so how do these television series make us…

    Hardback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Aristotle and the Poetics

    By Angela Curran

    Aristotle’s Poetics is the first philosophical account of an art form and is the foundational text in the history of aesthetics. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Poetics is an accessible guide to this often dense and cryptic work. Angela Curran introduces and assesses:…

    Paperback – 2015-10-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

  • How Abstract Is It? Thinking Capital Now

    Edited by Rebecca Colesworthy, Peter Nicholls

    Since the start of the financial crisis in 2008, the notion that capitalism has become too abstract for all but the most rarefied specialists to understand has been widely presupposed. Yet even in academic circles, the question of abstraction itself – of what exactly abstraction is, and does, under…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20 
    Routledge

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