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Reconsidering the Life of Power
Reconsidering the Life of Power (March 2021)
Ritual, Body, and Art in Critical Theory and Chinese Philosophy
James Garrison - Author

 
 
Tastemakers and Tastemaking
Tastemakers and Tastemaking (December 2020)
Mexico and Curated Screen Violence
Niamh Thornton - Author

Considers how and why taste persists in the analysis of Mexican film and television by looking at key figures and their impact on the curation of violence.

Tastemakers and Tastemaking develops a new approach to analyzing violence in Mexican films and television by examining the curation of violence in relation to three key moments: the decade-long centennial commemoration o...(Read More)
 
 
Critique in German Philosophy
Critique in German Philosophy (November 2020)
From Kant to Critical Theory
María del Rosario Acosta López - Editor
J. Colin McQuillan - Editor

Traces a conceptual history of critique in German philosophy from the eighteenth century to the present.

Critique has been a central theme in the German philosophical tradition since the eighteenth century. The main goal of this book is to provide a history of this concept from its Kantian inception to contemporary critical theory. Focusing on both canonical and previously overloo...(Read More)
 
 
The Aesthetic Clinic
The Aesthetic Clinic (October 2020)
Feminine Sublimation in Contemporary Writing, Psychoanalysis, and Art
Fernanda Negrete - Author

Examines experimental art and literature by women alongside psychoanalysis and philosophy to develop a new understanding of sublimation and aesthetic experience.

In The Aesthetic Clinic, Fernanda Negretebrings together contemporary women writers and artists well known for their formal experimentation—Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Lygia Clark, Marguerite Duras, Roni Horn, and Clarice Lispector—to argue that ...(Read More)
 
 
American Aesthetics
American Aesthetics (May 2020)
Theory and Practice
Walter B. Gulick - Editor
Gary Slater - Editor

Proposes a distinctly American approach to aesthetic judgment and practice.

Although there are distinctly American artists—Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Grandma Moses, Thomas Hart Benton, and Andy Warhol, for example—very little attention has been devoted to formulating any distinctively American characteristics of aesthetic judgment and practice. This volume takes a step in this direction, presenting an introducto...(Read More)
 
 
Capital in the Mirror
Capital in the Mirror (April 2020)
Critical Social Theory and the Aesthetic Dimension
Dan Krier - Editor
Mark P. Worrell - Editor

Analyzes contemporary capitalism through the products of culture and art for fresh insight into emancipatory possibilities concealed within capitalism’s darkest dynamics.

Aesthetic objects, crafted as poetic reflections of the contradictory worlds that they inhabit, are simultaneously theorized and theorizing. In Capital in the Mirror, eminent critical theorists explore the aesthetic dimension for reflective visions...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking Life with Luce Irigaray
Thinking Life with Luce Irigaray (April 2020)
Language, Origin, Art, Love
Gail M. Schwab - Editor

A broad exploration of Irigaray’s philosophy of life and living.

Featuring a highly accessible essay from Irigaray herself, this volume explores her philosophy of life and living. Life-thinking, an important contemporary trend in philosophy and in women’s and gender studies, stands in contrast to philosophy’s traditional grounding in death, exemplified in the work of philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Sc...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty at the Gallery
Merleau-Ponty at the Gallery (March 2020)
Questioning Art beyond His Reach
Veronique M. Foti - Author

A study of the significance of the visual arts in Merleau-Ponty’s aesthetics in relation to the work of five artists not known or discussed by him.

Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenological ontology engages deeply with visual art, and this aspect of his work remains significant not only to philosophers, but also to artists, art theorists, and critics. Until recently, scholarly attention has been focused on the artists he him...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and Nishida
Merleau-Ponty and Nishida (December 2019)
Artistic Expression as Motor-Perceptual Faith
Adam Loughnane - Author

Places the phenomenologies of Merleau-Ponty and Nishida in dialogue and uncovers a demand for a motor-perceptual form of faith in both philosophers’ meditations on artistic expression.

In Merleau-Ponty and Nishida, Adam Loughnane initiates a fascinating new dialogue between two of the twentieth century’s most important phenomenologists of the Eastern and Western philosophical worlds. Throughout the book, ...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy
Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy (December 2019)
Emmanuel Alloa - Editor
Frank Chouraqui - Editor
Rajiv Kaushik - Editor

Assesses the importance of Merleau-Ponty to current and ongoing concerns in contemporary philosophy.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty is widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century philosophy. The recent publication of his lecture courses and posthumous working notes has opened new avenues for both the interpretation of his thought and philosophy in general. These works confirm that, with a surprising premonition, Me...(Read More)
 
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