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  • 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

  • Benjamin, Adorno, and the Experience of Literature

    Edited by Corey McCall, Nathan Ross

    This collection features original essays that examine Walter Benjamin’s and Theodor Adorno’s essays and correspondence on literature. Taken together, the essays present the view that these two monumental figures of 20th-century philosophy were not simply philosophers who wrote about literature, but…

    Hardback – 2018-07-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature

    A Philosophical Perspective

    By Richard Gaskin

    This book offers a unique interpretation of tragic literature in the Western tradition, deploying the method and style of Analytic philosophy. Richard Gaskin argues that tragic literature seeks to offer moral and linguistic redress (compensation) for suffering. Moral redress involves the balancing…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Reading Architecture

    Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience

    Edited by Angeliki Sioli, Yoonchun Jung

    Why write instead of draw when it comes to architecture? Why rely on literary pieces instead of architectural treatises and writings when it comes to the of study buildings and urban environments? Why rely on literary techniques and accounts instead of architectural practices and analysis when it…

    Paperback – 2018-03-05
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Why So Serious: On Philosophy and Comedy

    Edited by Russell Ford

    The Western philosophical tradition shows a marked fondness for tragedy. From Plato and Aristotle, through German idealism, to contemporary reflections on the murderous violence of the twentieth century, philosophy has often looked to tragedy for resources to make suffering, grief, and death…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge

  • Heidegger on Literature, Poetry, and Education after the “Turn”

    At the Limits of Metaphysics

    By James M. Magrini, Elias Schwieler

    Offering new and original readings of literature, poetry, and education as interpreted through the conceptual lens of Heidegger’s later philosophy of the "Turn", this book helps readers understand Heidegger’s later thought and presents new takes on how to engage the themes that emerged from his…

    Hardback – 2017-10-24
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • Aesthetics

    A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, 4th Edition

    By David Goldblatt, Lee B. Brown, Stephanie Patridge

    Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, fourth edition, contains a selection of ninety-six readings organized by individual art forms as well as a final section of readings in philosophical aesthetics that cover multiple art forms. Sections include topics that are familiar to students such…

    Paperback – 2017-09-07
    Routledge

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