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Deleuze's Wake
Deleuze's Wake (April 2004)
Tributes and Tributaries
Ronald Bogue - Author

Focuses on Deleuze's style, his conception of the self, and his understanding of philosophy's relationship to the arts.

Ronald Bogue, author of the first book in English on French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, brings together eight of his essays written since Deleuze's death in 1995. The essays serve as tributes to Deleuze's thought and contribute to the wider dissemination of his ideas, especially as they relate to the...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Aesthetics and Literature
Chinese Aesthetics and Literature (March 2004)
A Reader
Corinne H. Dale - Editor

Featuring the work of renowned scholars, this anthology provides an introduction to Chinese aesthetics and literature.

This comprehensive introduction to Chinese aesthetics and literature includes the major modern genres of poetry, fiction, and drama. Featuring the work of renowned scholars in Chinese studies, the book provides an historical survey of Chinese literature and explains its philosophical and historical un...(Read More)
 
 
Disgust
Disgust (October 2003)
Theory and History of a Strong Sensation
Winfried Menninghaus - Author
Howard Eiland - Translator
Joel Golb - Translator

Examines this forceful emotion from philosophical, literary, and art historical perspectives.

"Disgust satiates." — Kant

"Writers only talk stench." — Kafka

"Disgust is the very fundament of social communication." — Bataille

Disgust (Ekel, dégoût) is a state of high ...(Read More)
 
 
Art, Origins, Otherness
Art, Origins, Otherness (August 2003)
Between Philosophy and Art
William Desmond - Author

Addresses the end of art and the task of metaphysics.

Though our time is often said to be post-religious and post-metaphysical, many continue to seek some encounter with otherness and transcendence in art. This book deals diversely with the issues of art, origins, and otherness, both in themselves and in philosophical engagements with the works of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. Addressing ...(Read More)
 
 
Vision's Invisibles
Vision's Invisibles (July 2003)
Philosophical Explorations
Veronique M. Foti - Author

Examines the construction of vision in the works of Heraclitus, Plato, Descartes, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Nancy, and Derrida.

Although philosophy today has abandoned its former fascination with transcendent invisibles, it has left largely unexamined historical articulations of the divide between 'the visible' and 'the invisible.' Vision's Invisibles argues that such a self-examination is necessary fo...(Read More)
 
 
Feast and Folly
Feast and Folly (September 2002)
Cuisine, Intoxication, and the Poetics of the Sublime
Allen S. Weiss - Author

Treats French cuisine as a “fine art,” offering both historical background as well as a deep analysis of the social, political, and aesthetic aspects of cuisine and taste.

What would it mean to speak of cuisine as a “fine art”? Combining an analysis of French cuisine with cutting-edge postmodernist critique, Feast and Folly provides a fascinating history of French gastronomy an...(Read More)

 
 
The Abyss Above
The Abyss Above (July 2002)
Philosophy and Poetic Madness in Plato, Holderlin, and Nietzsche
Silke-Maria Weineck - Author

Uses the figure of the mad poet to explore the connections between madness and creativity.

In The Abyss Above, Silke-Maria Weineck offers the first sustained discussion of the relationship between poetic madness and philosophy. Focusing on the mad poet as a key figure in what Plato called “the ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry,” Weineck explores key texts from antiquity to modernity in orde...(Read More)
 
 
American Artists, Authors, and Collectors
American Artists, Authors, and Collectors (May 2002)
The Walter Pach Letters 1906-1958
Bennard B. Perlman - Editor

Offers a behind-the-scenes look at a significant era in the development and emergence of modern American art.

Sharing for the first time the life-long correspondence between Walter Pach—artist, author, art critic, art consultant, teacher, museum lecturer—and many of the most influential members of the literary and art worlds of his day, this book reveals Pach to be one of the unsung heroes who promoted European and Ameri...(Read More)
 
 
Between Ethics and Aesthetics
Between Ethics and Aesthetics (January 2002)
Crossing the Boundaries
Dorota Glowacka - Editor
Stephen Boos - Editor

Rethinks the existing definitions of aesthetics and ethics and the relations between them.

This forum of current discussions of ethics and aesthetics addresses a cross-section of disciplines including literary theory, philosophy, women's studies, postcolonial theory, art history, Holocaust studies, theology, and others. Contributors, ranging from philosophers and literary critics to practicing artists and art cur...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Contemporary Thought
Neoplatonism and Contemporary Thought (November 2001)
Part Two
R. Baine Harris - Editor

Leading scholars relate Neoplatonism to contemporary social theory, aesthetics, and spirituality.

Significant twentieth-century thinkers offer views of Neoplatonism as having relevance to contemporary life and thought. Specifically discussed is how Neoplatonism relates to contemporary social theory, contemporary aesthetics, and contemporary spirituality, including discussions on ecology, environmental ethics, animal r...(Read More)
 
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