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Mediumism
Mediumism (December 2009)
A Philosophical Reconstruction of Modernism for Existential Learning
René V. Arcilla - Author

Explores the contemporary pedagogical significance of modernism.

Mediumism considers what the modernist movement in the arts could mean for us today. It examines how artists and critics, particularly in the visual arts, responded to the growth of industries of distraction since the nineteenth century by creating new kinds of artworks that stress their mediums. René V. Arcilla draws out the metaphysica...(Read More)
 
 
The Medusa Effect
The Medusa Effect (December 2009)
Representation and Epistemology in Victorian Aesthetics
Thomas Albrecht - Author

Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.

Focusing on the recurring metaphor of Medusa’s head, The Medusa Effect examines images of horror in texts by Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, and a series of Victorian artists and critics writing about aesthetics. Through nuanced and innovative readings of canonical works by Freud, Nietzsche, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Walter Pa...(Read More)
 
 
Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva
Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva (June 2009)
Kelly Oliver - Editor
S. K. Keltner - Editor

Considers the social and political significance of Kristeva’s oeuvre.

The social and political relevance of Julia Kristeva’s work is perhaps the central question in Kristeva studies, and the essays in this collection provide a sustained interrogation of this complicated problematic from a variety of perspectives and across the various contexts and moments of Kristeva’s forty-year writing car...(Read More)
 
 
Sense and Finitude
Sense and Finitude (March 2009)
Encounters at the Limits of Language, Art, and the Political
Alejandro A. Vallega - Author

Takes Heidegger’s later thought as a point of departure for exploring the boundaries of post-conceptual thinking.

Sense and Finitude interrogates one of continental philosophy’s central insights: the temporality or finitude of philosophical thought. Juxtaposing the views of such philosophers as Plato, Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Gadamer, and Derrida on art, poetry, and non-Western cultures with t...(Read More)
 
 
Three Documentary Filmmakers
Three Documentary Filmmakers (March 2009)
Errol Morris, Ross McElwee, Jean Rouch
William Rothman - Editor

Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.

Film study has tended to treat documentary as a marginal form, but as the essaysin Three Documentary Filmmakers demonstrate, the films of Jean Rouch, Ross McElwee, and Errol Morris call for, and reward, the sort of criticism expected of serious works in any medium....(Read More)
 
 
Aesthetics of Anxiety
Aesthetics of Anxiety (January 2009)
Ruth Ronen - Author

Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.

What is the relation of anxiety to aesthetics? Aesthetics of Anxiety brings psychoanalysis into dialogue with aesthetics, providing provocative and original insights into aesthetic theory and experience. From Aristotle’s katharsis to the role played by pain and disgust in the aesthetics of the avant-garde, the notion of anxiety helps us u...(Read More)
 
 
The Problem of Free Harmony in Kant's Aesthetics
The Problem of Free Harmony in Kant's Aesthetics (November 2008)
Kenneth F. Rogerson - Author

A study of the first half of Kant’s Critique of Judgment.

In this book, Kenneth F. Rogerson explores the first half of Kant’s Critique of Judgment, entitled the “Critique of Aesthetic Judgment.” Rogerson provides an interpretation of arguably the most important issue in Kant’s aesthetic theory, namely, a free harmony of the imagination and understanding. He uses this interpre...(Read More)
 
 
Bergson-Deleuze Encounters
Bergson-Deleuze Encounters (August 2008)
Transcendental Experience and the Thought of the Virtual
Valentine Moulard-Leonard - Author

Explores the continuities and discontinuities in the work of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze.

Bergson-Deleuze Encounters sheds light on the intricate bond between French philosophers Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze. It explores the major diffraction between the two thinkers, conveys a sense of the irreducible originality of Deleuze’s thought, and offers a detailed account of Ber...(Read More)

 
 
The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation
The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation (November 2007)
Robert E. Carter - Author
Eliot Deutsch - Foreword by

Explores how spiritual values are learned and mind and body developed through the practice of the Japanese arts.

It is through the practice of the arts, and not through rules or theory that moral and spiritual values are taught in Japan. Author Robert E. Carter examines five arts (or “ways” in Japan): the martial art of aikido, Zen landscape gardening, the Way of Tea, the Way of Flowers, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul
Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul (September 2007)
Transformative Aesthetics and the Practice of Freedom
Christa Davis Acampora - Editor
Angela L. Cotten - Editor

Explores the theme of aesthetic agency and its potential for social and political progress.

Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul explores innovative approaches to analyzing cultural productions through which women of color have challenged and undermined social and political forces that work to oppress them. Emphasizing art-making practices that emerge out of and reflect concrete lived experience, leading contributo...(Read More)
 
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