Philosophy of Art Products

  • The Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory

    Edited by Andrea Scarantino

    Research on the emotions is proliferating in philosophy and the hard cognitive sciences and has cognate, areas of interest in sociology, anthropology, and other disciplines. The Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory brings together advances on foundational issues from this widespread field,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Photography and Ontology

    Unsettling Images

    Edited by Donna West Brett, Natalya Lusty

    This edited collection explores the complex ways in which photography is used and interpreted: as a record of evidence, as a form of communication, as a means of social and political provocation, as a mode of surveillance, as a narrative of the self, and as an art form. What makes photographic…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Philosophy of Sex and Love

    An Opinionated Introduction

    By Patricia Marino

    From the 1970s until recently, philosophers’ discussions about sex and love have tended to dwell on certain metaphysical questions (e.g., whether we have reasons to love) or—in ethics—on questions about perversion and normalcy. In the last few years, however, philosophers have foregrounded…

    Paperback – 2018-07-15 

  • The Pleasure of Pictures

    Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation

    Edited by Jérôme Pelletier, Alberto Voltolini

    The general aim of this volume is to investigate the nature of the relation between pictorial experience and aesthetic appreciation. In particular, it is concerned with the character and intimacy of this relationship: is there a mere causal connection between pictorial experience and aesthetic…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy

    By George Smith

    In The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy, Smith argues that Western Metaphysics has indeed come to what Heidegger describes as "an end." That is hardly to say philosophy as such is over or soon to disappear; rather, its purpose as a medium of cultural change and as a generator of history has…

    Hardback – 2018-07-03 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment

    Pleasure, Reflection and Accountability

    Edited by Jennifer A. McMahon

    This edited collection sets forth a new understanding of aesthetic-moral judgment organized around three key concepts: pleasure, reflection and accountability. The overarching theme is that art is not merely a representation or expression like any other, but that it promotes shared moral…

    Hardback – 2018-06-20 

  • Portraiture and Critical Reflections on Being

    By Euripides Altintzoglou

    This book analyzes the philosophical origins of dualism in portraiture in Western culture during the Classical period, through to contemporary modes of portraiture. Dualism – the separation of mind from body - plays a central part in portraiture, given that it supplies the fundamental framework for…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Remaking the Readymade

    Duchamp, Man Ray, and the Conundrum of the Replica

    By Adina Kamien-Kazhdan

    Replication and originality are central concepts in the artistic oeuvres of Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. Remaking the Readymade reveals the underlying and previously unexplored processes and rationales for the collaboration between Duchamp, Man Ray, and Arturo Schwarz on the replication of…

    Hardback – 2018-04-17 
    Studies in Surrealism

  • Jazz and the Philosophy of Art

    By Lee B. Brown, David Goldblatt, Theodore Gracyk

    Co-authored by three prominent philosophers of art, Jazz and the Philosophy of Art is the first book in English to be exclusively devoted to philosophical issues in jazz. It covers such diverse topics as minstrelsy, bebop, Voodoo, social and tap dancing, parades, phonography, musical forgeries, and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12

  • Michael Fried and Philosophy

    Modernism, Intention, and Theatricality

    Edited by Mathew Abbott

    This volume brings philosophers, art historians, intellectual historians, and literary scholars together to argue for the philosophical significance of Michael Fried’s art history and criticism. It demonstrates that Fried’s work on modernism, artistic intention, the ontology of art, theatricality,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • On Not Looking

    The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture

    Edited by Frances Guerin

    On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated culture, many images do not look at what they claim, viewers often do not look at the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Shadows of the Soul

    Philosophical Perspectives on Negative Emotions

    Edited by Christine Tappolet, Fabrice Teroni, Anita Konzelmann Ziv

    Negative emotions are familiar enough, but they have rarely been a topic of study in their own right. This volume brings together fourteen chapters on negative emotions, written in a highly accessible style for non-specialists and specialists alike. It starts with chapters on general issues raised…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24

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