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Quasi-Things
Quasi-Things (April 2017)
The Paradigm of Atmospheres
Tonino Griffero - Author
Sarah De Sanctis - Translator

An aesthetic and phenomenological account of feelings.

In this book, Tonino Griffero introduces and analyzes an ontological category he terms “quasi-things.” These do not exist fully in the traditional sense as substances or events, yet they powerfully act on us and on our states of mind. He offers an original approach to the study of emotions, regarding them not as inner states of the subject, but a...(Read More)
 
 
Entanglements
Entanglements (March 2017)
A System of Philosophy
Crispin Sartwell - Author

Click here to watch Crispin Sartwell discuss his book in nine videos.

Presents strikingly original and contemporary answers to the most traditional philosophical problems in epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and political theory.

A work of maximally ambitious scope with a foundation in humility, Entanglem...(Read More)
 
 
Brechtian Cinemas
Brechtian Cinemas (March 2017)
Montage and Theatricality in Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, Peter Watkins, and Lars von Trier
Nenad Jovanovic - Author

Explores the influence of Bertolt Brecht’s ideas on the practice and study of cinema.

In Brechtian Cinemas, Nenad Jovanovic uses examples from select major filmmakers to delineate the variety of ways in which Bertolt Brecht’s concept of epic/dialectic theatre has been adopted and deployed in international cinema. Jovanovic critically engages Brecht’s ideas and their most influential inte...(Read More)
 
 
Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination
Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination (March 2017)
David N. Stamos - Author

Silver Medalist – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Philosophy category

Explores the science and creative process behind Poe’s cosmological treatise.

In 1848, almost a year and a half before Edgar Allan Poe died at the age of forty, his book Eureka was published. In it, he weaved together his scientific speculations about t...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World
Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World (October 2016)
Silence, Ethics, Imagination, and Poetic Ontology
Glen A. Mazis - Author

Assesses Merleau-Ponty’s contribution to ethics as calling for a poetic interplay between perception and imagination, and between silence and solidarity, that reveals our place in the world, and our obligations to ourselves and others.
Before his death in 1961, Merleau-Ponty worried about what he saw as humanity’s increasingly self-enclosed and manipulative way of experiencing self, others, and the world—the co...(Read More)
 
 
The Tragedy of Philosophy
The Tragedy of Philosophy (September 2016)
Kant's Critique of Judgment and the Project of Aesthetics
Andrew Cooper - Author

Reframes philosophical understanding of, and engagement with, tragedy.

In The Tragedy of Philosophy Andrew Cooper challenges the prevailing idea of the death of tragedy, arguing that this assumption reflects a problematic view of both tragedy and philosophy—one that stifles the profound contribution that tragedy could provide to philosophy today. To build this case, Cooper presents a novel reading of Immanuel Kant&...(Read More)
 
 
Encounters with Godard
Encounters with Godard (June 2016)
Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics
James S. Williams - Author

A wide-ranging and accessible approach to Godard’s later work, and a major intervention in the study of film aesthetics and ethics.

Encounters with Godard takes the reader on a personal voyage into the sensory pleasures and polyphonic rhythms of Jean-Luc Godard’s multimedia work since the late 1970s, from his feature films and video essays to his published writings, art books, and media perfor...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and the Art of Perception
Merleau-Ponty and the Art of Perception (April 2016)
Duane H. Davis - Editor
William S. Hamrick - Editor

Philosophers and artists consider the relevance of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy for understanding art and aesthetic experience.

This collection of essays brings together diverse but interrelated perspectives on art and perception based on the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Although Merleau-Ponty focused almost exclusively on painting in his writings on aesthetics, this collection also considers...(Read More)
 
 
The Flesh of Images
The Flesh of Images (October 2015)
Merleau-Ponty between Painting and Cinema
Mauro Carbone - Author
Marta Nijhuis - Translator

Highlights Merleau-Ponty’s interest in film and connects it to his aesthetic theory.

In The Flesh of Images, Mauro Carbone begins with the point that Merleau-Ponty’s often misunderstood notion of “flesh” was another way to signify what he also called “Visibility.” Considering vision as creative voyance, in the visionary sense of creating as a particular presence ...(Read More)
 
 
Wonder
Wonder (May 2015)
A Grammar
Sophia Vasalou - Author

Synthesizes the most important recent work on wonder and brings a number of disciplines into conversation.

Wonder has been celebrated as the quintessential passion of childhood. From the earliest stages of our intellectual history, it has been acclaimed as the driving force of inquiry and the prime passion of thought. Yet for an emotion acknowledged so widely for the multiple roles it plays in our lives, wonder ha...(Read More)
 
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