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Beautiful, Bright, and Blinding
Beautiful, Bright, and Blinding (November 2017)
Phenomenological Aesthetics and the Life of Art
H. Peter Steeves - Author

Phenomenological analysis of beauty and art across various aspects of lived experience and culture.

Through a careful analysis of concrete examples taken from everyday experience and culture, Beautiful, Bright, and Blinding develops a straightforward and powerful aesthetic methodology founded on a phenomenological approach to experience—one that investigates how consciousness engages with the world and thus what i...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Beauty
Beyond Beauty (September 2017)
Federico Vercellone - Author
Sarah De Sanctis - Translator

Traces the decline of beauty as an ideal from early German romanticism to the twentieth century.

The American abstract expressionist painter Barnett Newman famously declared in 1948 that the impulse of modern art is to destroy beauty. Not long after that, Andy Warhol was reconciling the world of art with the world of everyday life, painting soup cans and soda bottles. In this book, Federico Vercellone provides an account of th...(Read More)
 
 
Expressing the Heart's Intent
Expressing the Heart's Intent (September 2017)
Explorations in Chinese Aesthetics
Marthe Atwater Chandler - Author

Using Li Zehou’s theories of aesthetics, argues for the importance of the arts to philosophy.

In this wide-ranging examination of the concept of zhi (“the heart’s intent”) as the foundation of Chinese aesthetics, Marthe Atwater Chandler places traditional Chinese aesthetics in conversation with contemporary Chinese theory and traditional western philosophy. Poetry, music, painting, ...(Read More)
 
 
Imagination, Music, and the Emotions
Imagination, Music, and the Emotions (September 2017)
A Philosophical Study
Saam Trivedi - Author

Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.

Both musicians and laypersons can perceive purely instrumental music without words or an associated story or program as expressing emotions such as happiness and sadness. But how? In this book, Saam Trivedi discusses and critiques the leading philosophical approaches to this question...(Read More)
 
 
Bodies in China
Bodies in China (June 2017)
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Gender, and Politics
Eva Kit Wah Man - Author

Engages with Chinese philosophy to offer new conceptual models for reframing gender, bodies, and aesthetics.

Bodies in China uses Chinese philosophy to reframe Western scholarship on gender, body, and aesthetics. Does Confucianism rule out the capacity of women as moral subjects and hence as aesthetic subjects? Do forms of Chinese philosophy contribute or correspond to patriarchal Confucian culture? Can Chinese philosoph...(Read More)
 
 
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

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 the universe with his own literary theory, theology, and philosophy of science. Although Poe himself considered it to be his magnum opus, Eureka has mostly been ...(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)
 
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