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  1. Christopher New (1999). Philosophy of Literature: An Introduction. Routledge.
    Literature, like the visual arts, poses its own philosophical problems. While literary theorists have discussed the nature of literature intensively, analytic philosophers have usually dealt with literary problems either within the general framework of aesthetics or else in a way that is accessible only to a philosophical audience. The present book is unique in that it introduces the philosophy of literature from an analytic perspective accessible to both students of literature and students of philosophy. Specifically, the book addresses: the definition (...)
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  2. Frank H. Farley & Ronald W. Neperud (eds.) (1988). The Foundations of Aesthetics, Art & Art Education. Praeger.
  3. Stefan Morawski (1996). The Troubles with Postmodernism. Routledge.
    In this original and eye-opening study, Stefan Morawski sheds light on the notoriously inconclusive--and all too often confused--debate about the cultural significance of postmodernism and postmodernity. He shows how large the volume of historical and artistic knowledge needs to be to seriously grapple with the issues. Morawski unravels the complex strands which link our perception of postmodernism and postmodernity with aesthetic and human values whose roots lie deep in history. He discusses daily life in a consumer society, science and religion, (...)
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  4. Salim Kemal & Ivan Gaskell (eds.) (1993). Explanation and Value in the Arts. Cambridge University Press.
    Explanation and Value in the Arts offers penetrating studies by art historians, literary theorists, and philosophers, of issues central to explaining works of literature and painting. The first chapters look at the sources of interest in the fine arts and point to the intimate relation between aesthetic and other values. The next contributions develop the interaction between value and explanation in the study of the arts, including considerations of the nature of creativity and the principles for the explanations of works. (...)
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  5. Eric B. Litwack (2009). Wittgenstein and Value: The Quest for Meaning. Continuum.
    Introduction -- Wittgenstein's early conception of value -- An outline of tractarian ontology -- Value, the self, and the mystical -- The lecture on ethics -- Language-games, the private language argument and aspect psychology -- Language-games -- The private language argument -- Aspect psychology -- The soul and attitudes towards the living -- Wittgenstein's general conception of the soul -- Ilham Dilman on the soul and seeing-as -- Religious contexts -- J.B. Watson and the denial of the soul -- Attitudes (...)
  6. Katherine J. Goodnow (2010). Kristeva in Focus: From Theory to Film Analysis. Berghahn Books.
    Introduction to Kristeva -- Horror/basic concepts: the abject and its varieties -- Horror/specifying the circumstances -- Strangers/basic concepts: strangers without and within -- Strangers/expansions: the stranger's story -- Love/basic concepts -- Love/basic concepts the text of society and history -- Love/ Expansions: Old and new discourses -- The text of society and history -- Women and social change.
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  7. Marcel Franciscono (1971). Walter Gropius and the Creation of the Bauhaus in Weimar: The Ideals and Artistic Theories of its Founding Years. Urbana,University of Illinois Press.
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  8. Warren E. Steinkraus (1974). Philosophy of Art. Benziger.
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  9. David Best (1978). Philosophy and Human Movement. Allen & Unwin.
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  10. Kenneth R. Beittel (1973). Alternatives for Art Education Research. Dubuque, Iowa,W. C. Brown Co..
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  11. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Lifshit͡s (1938). The Philosophy of Art of Karl Marx. Pluto Press Ltd..
  12. Robert Bernard Martin (1974). The Triumph of Wit: A Study of Victorian Comic Theory. Clarendon Press.
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  13. Norman Nathan (1975). Prince William B.: The Philosophical Conceptions of William Blake. Mouton.
  14. Arthur Coleman Danto (1981). The Transfiguration of the Commonplace: A Philosophy of Art. Harvard University Press.
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  15. Virgil C. Aldrich (1963). Philosophy of Art. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,Prentice-Hall.
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  16. Jean-Pierre Boulé & Ursula Tidd (eds.) (2012). Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Beauvoirian Perspective. Berghahn Books.
    This book is an attempt to redress this balance and reopen the dialogue between Beauvoir's writings and film studies.
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  17. Alcuin Blamires (2006). Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender. Oxford University Press.
    This book makes a vigorous reassessment of the moral dimension in Chaucer's writings. For the Middle Ages, the study of human behavior generally signified the study of the morality of attitudes, choices, and actions. Moreover, moral analysis was not gender neutral: it presupposed that certain virtues and certain failings were largely gender-specific. Alcuin Blamires, mainly concentrating on The Canterbury Tales, discloses how Chaucer adapts the composite inherited traditions of moral literature to shape the significance and the gender implications of his (...)
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  18. Frederick M. Keener (1983). The Chain of Becoming: The Philosophical Tale, the Novel, and a Neglected Realism of the Enlightenment: Swift, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Johnson, and Austen. Columbia University Press.
  19. Laurie Adams (2006). The Making and Meaning of Art. Pearson/Prentice Hall.
    Creating and defining works of art -- Purposes of art -- The artist's visual language -- Two-dimensional media and techniques of art -- Three-dimensional media and techniques --Art in history.
  20. Paul Willemen (1994). Looks and Frictions: Essays in Cultural Studies and Film Theory. British Film Institute.
    Willemen has contributed to the development of film theory and cultural studies over the past 20 years. This is a collection of his classic, provocative essays, covering issues such as pornography and melodrama, Third Cinema, questions of national identity, and theories of postmodernism.
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  21. Lawrence Manley (1980). Convention, 1500-1750. Harvard University Press.
    This book is a history of the idea of convention, the roles it played in the formative stages of English and Continental literary theory and in the development ...
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  22. Anne D. R. Sheppard (1987). Aesthetics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art. Oxford University Press.
    Why do people read novels, go to the theater, or listen to beautiful music? Do we seek out aesthetic experiences simply because we enjoy them--or is there another, deeper, reason we spend our leisure time viewing or experiencing works of art? Aesthetics, the first short introduction to the contemporary philosophy of aesthetics, examines not just the nature of the aesthetic experience, but the definition of art, and its moral and intrinsic value in our lives. Anne Sheppard divides her work into (...)
  23. Jessica Evans & Stuart Hall (eds.) (1999). Visual Culture: The Reader. Sage Publications in Association with the Open University.
    "This collection of classic essays in the study of visual culture fills a major gap in this new and expanding intellectual field. Its major strength is its insistence on the importance of three central aspects of the study of visual culture: the sign, the institution and the viewing subject. It will provide readers, teachers and students with an essential text in visual and cultural studies." - Janet Wolff, University of Rochester Visual Culture: The Reader provides an invaluable resource of over (...)
  24. Edmund J. Thomas (1990). Writers and Philosophers: A Sourcebook of Philosophical Influences on Literature. Greenwood Press.
  25. E. F. Carritt (1931). Philosophies of Beauty From Socrates to Robert Bridges: Being the Sources of Aesthetic Theory. Greenwood Press.
  26. Laurence D. Berman (1993). The Musical Image: A Theory of Content. Greenwood Press.
  27. Margaret S. Hrezo & John M. Parrish (eds.) (2010). Damned If You Do: Dilemmas of Action in Literature and Popular Culture. Lexington Books.
    These essays showcase the value of the narrative arts in investigating complex conflicts of value in moral and political life, and explore the philosophical problem of moral dilemmas as expressed in ancient drama, classic and contemporary ...
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  28. Diarmuid Costello & Jonathan Vickery (eds.) (2007). Art: Key Contemporary Thinkers. Berg.
    The last few decades have witnessed an explosion in ideas and theories on art. Art itself has never been more popular, but much recent thinking remains inaccessible and difficult to use. This book assesses the work of leading thinkers (including artists) who are having a major impact on making, criticizing and interpreting art. Each entry, written by a leading international expert, presents a concise, critical appraisal of a thinker and their contribution to thought about art and its place in the (...)
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  29. Raphael Stern, Philip Rodman & Joseph Cobitz (eds.) (1985). Creation and Interpretation. Haven Publications.
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  30. Chris Jordan (2003). Movies and the Reagan Presidency: Success and Ethics. Praeger.
    Exploring 80s genres and movies with both a sociocultural and aesthetic eye, this book will be invaluable to historians, cinema scholars, and film buffs.
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  31. J. Douglas Porteous (1996). Environmental Aesthetics: Ideas, Politics and Planning. Routledge.
    As overdevelopment, noise pollution, and land use become considerations in modern life, we become more thoughtful of the quality of our environments, whether the space is for recreation, education, or residential living. Demonstrating how such tenets as "to each his own" have contributed to the demise of our public spaces, Environmental Aesthetics is the first integrated study of this emerging field. Beginning with a brief history of aesthetics, the author explores the concept of landscape, the psychology of human-environment relations, the (...)
  32. Berys Nigel Gaut & Dominic Lopes (eds.) (2001). The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics. Routledge.
    The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major thinkers and topics in aesthetics. Forty-six new entries by a team of renowned international contributors provide clear and up-to-date entries under four headings: historical, from Plato to Derrida; aesthetic theory, from definitions of art to pictorial representation; issues and challenges, from criticism to feminist aesthetics; and the individual arts, from literature to theatre.
  33. Edith Kern (1980). The Absolute Comic. Columbia University Press.
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  34. Paula M. Cooey (1994). Religious Imagination and the Body: A Feminist Analysis. Oxford University Press.
    In recent years feminist scholarship has increasingly focused on the importance of the body and its representations in virtually every social, cultural, and intellectual context. Many have argued that because women are more closely identified with their bodies, they have access to privileged and different kinds of knowledge than men. In this landmark new book, Paula Cooey offers a different perspective on the significance of the body in the context of religious life and practice. Building on the pathbreaking work of (...)
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  35. Andrew E. Benjamin (ed.) (1992). Judging Lyotard. Routledge.
    Best known for his book The Postmodern Condition , Jean-Francois Lyotard is one of the leading figures in contemporary French philosophy. This is the first collection of articles to offer an estimation and critique of his work, with particular focus on the importance to Lyotard of the question of judgement. Lyotard's interest in judgement is evident in his continuing engagement with the work of Kant. Lyotard's own essay, Sensus Communis , which opens the volume, investigates through Kant the presuppositions of (...)
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  36. Lewis Eugene Rowell (1983). Thinking About Music: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Music. University of Massachusetts Press.
    Examines the nature of music and traces the history of music philosophy from ancient Greece to the twentieth century.
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  37. Alan Grob (1973). The Philosophic Mind: A Study of Wordsworth's Poetry and Thought, 1797-1805. Columbus,Ohio State University Press.
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  38. Stephen Linstead & Heather Höpfl (eds.) (2000). The Aesthetics of Organization. Sage Publications.
    Organizational aesthetics, both as a body of theory and a method of inquiry, is a rapidly expanding area of the organizational sciences. The Aesthetics of Organization accessibly draws key contributions delineating the emerging parameters of the field. It explains the significance of concepts devised by postmodern thinkers, through which emerge meaning and order in organizations. Methodological problems associated with investigations of the aesthetic are also highlighted so the reader can identify and understand the importance of recent ideas on vision, perspective (...)
  39. Alan Durant (1985). Conditions of Music. State University of New York Press.
    A new consideration of these changes is a practical and cultural necessity. In Conditions of Music, Alan Durant extends Deryck Cooke's Language of Music, placing the insights of Cooke into a much wider sociological and historical framework.
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  40. Peter Walmsley (1990). The Rhetoric of Berkeley's Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
    Whereas previous studies have made George Berkeley (1685-1753) the object of philosophical study, Peter Walmsley assesses Berkeley as a writer, offering rhetorical and literary analyses of Berkeley's four major philosophical texts, A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous, Alciphron, and Siris. Berkeley emerges from this study as an accomplished stylist who builds structures of affective imagery, creates dramatic voices in his texts, and masters the range of philosophical genres--the treatise, the dialogue, and the (...)
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  41. Patrick Colm Hogan (2003). Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts: A Guide for Humanists. Routledge.
    Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts is the first student-friendly introduction to the uses of cognitive science in the study of literature, written specifically for the non-scientist. Patrick Colm Hogan guides the reader through all of the major theories of cognitive science, focusing on those areas that are most important to fostering a new understanding of the production and reception of literature. This accessible volume provides a strong foundation of the basic principles of cognitive science, and allows us to begin (...)
  42. Robert R. Magliola (1977). Phenomenology and Literature: An Introduction. Purdue University Press.
  43. James A. Leith & George Whalley (eds.) (1987). Symbols in Life and Art: The Royal Society of Canada Symposium in Memory of George Whalley. Published for the Royal Society of Canada by Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
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  44. Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht (2010). Understanding Music: The Nature and Limits of Musical Cognition. Ashgate.
    Understanding Music summarizes Eggebrecht's thoughts on the relationship between music and cognition.
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  45. Umberto Eco (1988). The Aesthetics of Thomas Aquinas. Harvard University Press.
    As the only book-length treatment of Aquinas's aesthetics available in English, this volume should interest philosophers, medievalists, historians, critics, and ...
  46. Martin L. Davies & Marsha Meskimmon (eds.) (2003). Breaking the Disciplines: Reconceptions in Knowledge, Art, and Culture. I.B. Tauris.
    In this pioneering book, noted international scholars explore the limits and definitions of knowing, thinking, and communicating meaning as we move into the 21st century. Coming from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, philosophy, literature, aesthetics, and art practice, together they work towards reconceiving the boundaries between entrenched domains of knowledge to great effect.
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  47. Angela Hobart & Bruce Kapferer (eds.) (2004). Aesthetics in Performance: Formations of Symbolic Construction and Experience. Berghahn Books.
    Introduction The Aesthetics of Symbolic Construction and Experience Bruce Kapferer and Angela Hobart The essays in this volume address aesthetic forms and ...
  48. David Novitz (1977). Pictures and Their Use in Communication. Martinus Nijhoff.
    CHAPTER ONE PICTURING What is it for one thing to be a picture of another? There are numerous theories which purport to clarify the picturing relation, ...
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  49. Leo Charney (1998). Empty Moments: Cinema, Modernity, and Drift. Duke University Press.
    In Empty Moments, Leo Charney describes the defining quality of modernity as "drift" - the experience of being unable to locate a stable sense of the present.
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  50. Louis Arnaud Reid (1954). A Study in Aesthetics. Westport, Conn.,Greenwood Press.
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