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  1. 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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  2. Virgil C. Aldrich (1963). Philosophy of Art. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,Prentice-Hall.
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  3. José Ortega Y. Gasset (1975). Phenomenology and Art. W. W. Norton.
    Autobiography and phenomenology: Preface for Germans (1934).--Phenomenology and theory of knowledge: Sensation, construction, and intuition (1913). On the concept of sensation (1913). Consciousness, the object, and its three distances (1916).--Phenomenology and esthetics: An essay in esthetics by way of a preface (1914). Esthetics on the streetcar (1916).--An esthetics of historical reason: The idea of theater: an abbreviated view (1946). Reviving the paintings (Velázquez, chapter I) (1946).
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  4. David Best (1978). Philosophy and Human Movement. Allen & Unwin.
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  5. 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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  6. Maurice S. Friedman (1999). The Affirming Flame: A Poetics of Meaning. Prometheus Books.
  7. Norman Nathan (1975). Prince William B.: The Philosophical Conceptions of William Blake. Mouton.
  8. 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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  9. Giovanni Gentile (1972). The Philosophy of Art. Ithaca,Cornell University Press.
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  10. Milton Charles Nahm (1975). Readings in Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,Prentice-Hall.
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  11. Peter Kivy (1997). Philosophies of Arts: An Essay in Differences. Cambridge University Press.
    Since the beginning of the eighteenth century the philosophy of art has been engaged on the project of trying to find out what the fine arts have in common and, thus, how they might be defined. Peter Kivy's purpose in this accessible and lucid book is to trace the history of that enterprise and argue that the definitional project has been unsuccessful. He offers a fruitful change of strategy: instead of engaging in an obsessive quest for sameness, let us explore (...)
  12. Jerrold Levinson (1996). The Pleasures of Aesthetics: Philosophical Essays. Cornell University Press.
    What Is Aesthetic Pleasure? When is pleasure in an object properly denominated aesthetic? The characterization of aesthetic pleasure is something that ...
  13. John J. Joughin (2000). Philosophical Shakespeares. Routledge.
    Shakespeare continues to articulate the central problems of our intellectual inheritance. The plays of a Renaissance playwright still seem to be fundamental to our understanding and experience of modernity. Key philosophical questions concerning value, meaning and justice continue to resonate in Shakespeare's work. In the course of rethinking these issues, Philosophical Shakespeares focuses on and encourages the growing dissolution of boundaries between literature and philosophy. Philosophical Shakespeares includes contributions from the first rank of contemporary criticism, drawing together original and previously (...)
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  14. Laurence D. Berman (1993). The Musical Image: A Theory of Content. Greenwood Press.
  15. Louis Arnaud Reid (1954). A Study in Aesthetics. Westport, Conn.,Greenwood Press.
  16. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Lifshit͡s (1938). The Philosophy of Art of Karl Marx. Pluto Press Ltd..
  17. 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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  18. Stein Haugom Olsen (1987). The End of Literary Theory. Cambridge University Press.
    The essays in this collection are concerned with the philosophical problems that arise in connection with the understanding and evaluation of literature - such problems as the relationship between the work and the author (authorial intention), between the work and the world (reference and truth), the definition of a literary work, and the nature of literary theory itself. Professor Olsen attacks many of the orthodoxies of modern literary theory, in particular the enterprise to build a comprehensive systematic literary theory. His (...)
  19. E. F. Carritt (1931). Philosophies of Beauty From Socrates to Robert Bridges: Being the Sources of Aesthetic Theory. Greenwood Press.
  20. A. L. Cothey (1990). The Nature of Art. Routledge.
    From Plato to Goodman, many philosophers have addressed problems in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Nevertheless the central issues here have remained ill-defined. In this book, A. L. Cothey overcomes this difficulty by giving a systematic account of the leading philosophical ideas about art and aesthetics from ancient times to the present day. In The Nature of Art , Cothey concludes that the best-known philosophical theories of art fail to satisfy either the pragmatic or the aesthetic criteria required to (...)
  21. Herman Rapaport (1997). Is There Truth in Art? Cornell University Press.
    'Is There Truth in Art?' includes chapters on atonal music, environmental art, modern German and French poetry, contemporary French fiction, experimental French ...
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  22. Richard Francis Kuhns (1983). Psychoanalytic Theory of Art: A Philosophy of Art on Developmental Principles. Columbia University Press.
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  23. Carol Buchanan, Richard Buchanan & Peter Elkington (2001). Wordsworth's Gardens. Texas Tech University Press.
    The general layout and functional economy of the argument and explanations are very satisfying—like walking through a well ordered garden; and the authority of Buchanan’s discussions of the gardening work and thoughts of the Master is ...
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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. Susan L. Feagin & Patrick Maynard (eds.) (1997). Aesthetics. Oxford University Press.
    Can we ever claim to understand a work of art or be objective about it? Why have cultures thought it important to separate out a group of objects and call them art? What does aesthetics contribute to our understanding of the natural landscape? Are the concepts of art and the aesthetic elitist? Addressing these and other issues in aesthetics, this important new Oxford Reader includes articles by authors ranging from Aristotle and Xie-He to Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, Michael Baxandall, and Susan Sontag. (...)
  27. F. Joseph Smith (ed.) (1976). In Search of Musical Method. Gordon and Breach.
    Alfred Schutz's "Fragments on the phenomenology of music" has been edited from a manuscript written in Lake Placid during the week of July 16th to July 23rd ...
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  28. Angela B. Moorjani (1992). The Aesthetics of Loss and Lessness. St. Martin's Press.
    This text probes the psychic and social roots of artistic scenarios of loss. Demonstrating that artistic activity is inextricably bonded to imaginary scripts of bereavement and these in turn to patterns of social dominance, the author argues in favor of an "aesthetics of lessness" that is, postmodern resistance to imaginary inscriptions of grief and their misogynist sequels. The book draws on psychoaesthetics, discourse theory and feminist social critiques to analyse literary visual figurations of loss. Included in its analysis of the (...)
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  29. Joscelyn Godwin (1987). Music, Mysticism, and Magic: A Sourcebook. Arkana.
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  30. Barbara R. Barry (1990). Musical Time: The Sense of Order. Pendragon Press.
    CHAPTER 1 m Defining Factors: Generic and Individual What is time? as long as no one asks me, I know what it is; but if I wish to explain it to an enquirer, ...
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  31. Stefan Morawski (1974). Inquiries Into the Fundamentals of Aesthetics. Cambridge, Mass.,MIT Press.
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  32. Warren E. Steinkraus (1974). Philosophy of Art. Benziger.
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  33. Andrew Hugill (2008). The Digital Musician. Routledge.
    New technologies, new musicians -- Aural awareness -- Organizing sound -- Creating music -- Performing -- Cultural context -- Critical engagement -- The digital musician -- Projects and performance.
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  34. Monroe C. Beardsley (1982). The Aesthetic Point of View: Selected Essays. Cornell University Press.
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  35. Edmund J. Thomas (1990). Writers and Philosophers: A Sourcebook of Philosophical Influences on Literature. Greenwood Press.
  36. Theodore Meyer Greene (1940). The Arts and the Art of Criticism. Princeton, Princeton University Press.
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  37. 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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  38. Peter Hutchinson (1983). Games Authors Play. Methuen.
    INTRODUCTION It was Eric Berne's Games People Play () which first alerted the world to the large number of 'games' which are played by individuals in ...
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  39. Donald G. Marshall (ed.) (1987). Literature as Philosophy/Philosophy as Literature. University of Iowa Press.
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  40. Daniel Barenboim (2008). Everything is Connected: The Power of Music. Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
  41. Jerrold Levinson (ed.) (1998). Aesthetics and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection. Cambridge University Press.
    This major collection of essays stands at the border of aesthetics and ethics and deals with charged issues of practical import: art and morality, the ethics of taste, and censorship. As such its potential interest is by no means confined to professional philosophers; it should also appeal to art historians and critics, literary theorists, and students of film. Prominent philosophers in both aesthetics and ethics tackle a wide array of issues. Some of the questions explored in the volume include: Can (...)
  42. Moshe Barasch (1990). Modern Theories of Art. New York University Press.
    In this volume, the third in his classic series of texts surveying the history of art theory, Moshe Barasch traces the hidden patterns and interlocking themes in the study of art, from Impressionism to Abstract Art. Barasch details the immense social changes in the creation, presentation, and reception of art which have set the history of art theory on a vertiginous new course: the decreased relevance of workshops and art schools; the replacement of the treatise by the critical review; and (...)
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  43. Dominic Lopes (2005). Sight and Sensibility. Oxford University Press.
    Sight and Sensibility will be essential reading for anyone working in aesthetics and art theory, and for all those intrigued by the power of images to affect ...
  44. Alex Neill & Aaron Ridley (eds.) (2002). Arguing About Art: Contemporary Philosophical Debates. Routledge.
    Arguing about Art, 2nd Edition is an expanded and revised new edition of this highly acclaimed anthology. This lively collection presents twenty-seven readings in a clear and accessible format discussing the major themes and arguments in aesthetics. Alex Neill and Aaron Ridley's introductions provide a balanced account of each topic and highlight the important questions that are raised in the readings. The new sections of the book are: The Art of Food; Rock Music and Culture; Enjoying Horror; Art and Morality (...)
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  45. Robert R. Magliola (1977). Phenomenology and Literature: An Introduction. Purdue University Press.
  46. Nicholas Saul (ed.) (2002). Philosophy and German Literature, 1700-1990. Cambridge University Press.
    Although the importance of the interplay of literature and philosophy in Germany has often been examined within individual works or groups of works by particular authors, little research has been undertaken into the broader dialogue of German literature and philosophy as a whole. Philosophy and German Literature 1700-1990 offers six chapters by leading specialists on the dialogue between the work of German literary writers and philosophers through their works. The volume shows that German literature, far from being the mouthpiece of (...)
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  47. David E. Cooper, Peter Lamarque & Crispin Sartwell (eds.) (1997). Aesthetics: The Classic Readings. Blackwell Publishers.
    This is the first volume to be published in and exciting new series of classic collections in philosophy.
  48. Gerald C. Cupchik & János László (eds.) (1992). Emerging Visions of the Aesthetic Process: Psychology, Semiology, and Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
    This book is about aesthetic processes and play from the perspectives of psychologists, philosophers, and semiologists. They explore the underlying processes from many viewpoints, including the prehistoric roots of language and art; the historical evolution of artistic, literary, and musical styles; the structure of artworks from both gestalt and semiotic perspectives; the biological and psychological processes underlying production and appreciation; the appeal of sentimental art; emotional responses to art and other aesthetic forms; personality in relation to artistic style; the testing (...)
  49. Nora M. Alter & Lutz P. Koepnick (eds.) (2004). Sound Matters: Essays on the Acoustics of Modern German Culture. Berghahn Books.
    ... composed by Herms Niel as a Durchhaltefanfare, a fanfare of perseverance, for the German troops that had been surrounded on the Crimea peninsula by ...
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  50. Derek Attridge, Geoffrey Bennington & Robert Young (eds.) (1987). Post-Structuralism and the Question of History. Cambridge University Press.
    Recent developments in literary theory, such as structuralism and deconstruction, have come under attack for neglecting history, while historically-based approaches have been criticized for failing to take account of the problems inherent in their methodological foundations. This collection of essays is unique in that it focuses on the relation between post-structuralism and historical (especially Marxist) literary theory and criticism. The volume includes a deconstructive reading of Marx, essays that relate history to the philosophical and institutional context, and a number of (...)
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