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  1. On Literary Theory and Philosophy.Richard Freadman & Lloyd Reinhardt (eds.) - 1991 - St. Martin's Press.
  2. A Critical History of Modern Aesthetics.William Francis Hare Listowel - 1933 - Haskell House.
  3. A Theory of Art.Karol Berger - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
    What, if anything, has art to do with the rest of our lives, and in particular with those ethical and political issues that matter to us most? Will art created today be likely to play a role in our lives as profound as that of the best art of the past? A Theory of Art shifts the focus of aesthetics from the traditional debate of "what is art?" to the engaging question of "what is art for?" Skillfully describing the social (...)
  4. Music and Humanism: An Essay in the Aesthetics of Music.R. A. Sharpe - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    Robert Sharpe examines the humanist conception of music as a language--as expressive and intelligible--which has been a dominant theory in Western culture. He argues against the view that music is expressive by causing certain states in us. Rather, he contends that our beliefs about music are integral to our appreciation of it. Differences in musical taste are then not just irresolvable differences in sensitivity, but the result of variations in circumstance and upbringing, of associations and ideology.
  5. Epistemology Modalized.Kelly Becker - 2007 - Routledge.
    Introduction: externalism and modalism -- Externalism -- Modalism -- What should the theory do? -- What's missing? -- Process reliabilism -- Goldman's causal theory -- Goldman's discrimination requirement and relevant alternatives -- Process reliabilism and why it is not enough -- Implications for skepticism -- Sensitivity -- Nozick's subjunctive conditional theory of knowledge -- Methods : an important refinement -- Objections to nozicks theory -- Safety -- Motivating safety -- Weak and strong safety : luck and induction -- Is safety (...)
  6. The Concept of Music.Robin Maconie - 1990 - Oxford University Press.
    What is music for? How does it work? What can it teach us? Intuitively, we feel there must be answers to such questions, but they tend to be scattered throughout a wide range of different areas of study, from acoustics to music history, from psychology to composition. In this brilliant and thought-provoking book Maconie seeks the answers to these and other fundamental questions about music, integrating music and appropriate scientific research in a new evaluation of his topic. In so doing, (...)
  7. Alternatives for Art Education Research.Kenneth R. Beittel - 1973 - Dubuque, Iowa, W. C. Brown Co..
  8. Truth and Speech Acts: Studies in the Philosophy of Language.Robert Mößgen (ed.) - 2007 - Routledge.
    This innovative collection addresses such themes as: the relation between the concept of truth and the success conditions of assertions and kindred speech acts the linguistic devices of expressing the truth of a proposition the relation ...
  9. Symbols in Life and Art: The Royal Society of Canada Symposium in Memory of George Whalley.James A. Leith & George Whalley (eds.) - 1987 - Published for the Royal Society of Canada by Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
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  10. Musical Perceptions.Rita Aiello & John A. Sloboda (eds.) - 1994 - Oxford University Press.
    Musical Perceptions is a much-needed text that introduces students of both music and psychology to the study of music perception and cognition. Because the book aims to foster a closer interaction between research in the science and the art of music, both psychologists and musicians contribute chapters on a wide range of topics, including the philosophy of music; research in musical performance; perception of melody, tonality, and rhythm; pedagogical issues; language and music; and neural networks. With their unique ability to (...)
  11. Aesthetics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art.Anne Sheppard - 1987 - 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 (...)
  12. Contemporary Film Theory.Antony Easthope (ed.) - 1993 - Longman.
  13. Games Authors Play.Peter Hutchinson - 1983 - 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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  14. Sound Matters: Essays on the Acoustics of Modern German Culture.Nora M. Alter & Lutz P. Koepnick (eds.) - 2004 - 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 ...
  15. Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Beauvoirian Perspective.Jean-Pierre Boulé & Ursula Tidd (eds.) - 2012 - Berghahn Books.
    This book is an attempt to redress this balance and reopen the dialogue between Beauvoir's writings and film studies.
  16. Kristeva in Focus: From Theory to Film Analysis.Katherine J. Goodnow - 2010 - 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.
  17. Visual Culture: The Reader.Jessica Evans & Stuart Hall (eds.) - 1999 - 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 (...)
  18. Interpreting Cultures: Literature, Religion, and Human Sciences.Jonathan Locke Hart - 2006 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book focuses on how we perceive, know and interpret culture across disciplinary boundaries. The study ranges from the Bible and classical works to those by and about men and women in Europe, the Americas and beyond of Native, African, European and different backgrounds.
  19. Aesthetics of the Virtual.Roberto Diodato - 2012 - State University of New York Press.
    Reconfigures classic aesthetic concepts in relation to the novelty introduced by virtual bodies.
  20. Pictures and Their Use in Communication.David Novitz - 1977 - 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, ...
  21. Voluptuous Philosophy: Literary Materialism in the French Enlightenment.Natania Meeker - 2006 - Fordham University Press.
    Eighteenth-century France witnessed the rise of matter itself—in forms ranging from atoms to anatomies—as a privileged object of study. Voluptuous Philosophy redefines what is at stake in the emergence of an enlightened secular materialism by showing how questions of figure—how should a body be represented? What should the effects of this representation be on readers?—are tellingly and consistently located at the very heart of 18th-century debates about the nature of material substance. French materialisms of the Enlightenment are crucially invested not (...)
  22. Metaphor and Moral Experience.A. E. Denham - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    Alison Denham examines the ways in which our engagement with literary art, and metaphorical discourse in particular, informs our moral beliefs. She considers to what extent moral and metaphorical discourses are capable of truth or falsehood, warrant or justification, and how it is that we understand these discourses. This vital new study offers a fresh view of the nature of the moral and the metaphorical, and the relations between art and morality.
  23. Retribution: Evil for Evil in Ethics, Law, and Literature.Marvin Henberg - 1990 - Temple University Press.
  24. The Letter of Violence: Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics.Idelber Avelar - 2004 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book traces the theory of violence from nineteenth-century symmetrical warfare through today's warfare of electronics and unbalanced numbers. Surveying such luminaries as Walter Benjamin, Frantz Fanon, Hannah Arendt, Paul Virilio, and Jacques Derrida, Avelar also offers a discussion of theories of torture and confession, the work of Roman Polanski and Borges, and a meditation on the rise of the novel in Colombia.
  25. Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education.Jeffrey Morrison - 1996 - Oxford University Press.
    In this book, Morrison discusses the process of aesthetic education, as defined by Johann Joachim Winckelmann on the basis of his status as arbiter of classical taste and as applied to his teaching of two pupils. Morrison identifies the key features of Winckelmann's treatment of classical beauty and elucidates how Winckelmann taught the appreciation of beauty. He argues that Winckelmann's practice of aesthetic education fell short of his aesthetic theory. Morrison concludes by looking at Goethe's aesthetic self-education, which was strongly (...)
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  26. Philosophy and Conceptual Art.Peter Goldie & Elisabeth Schellekens (eds.) - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume is most probably the first collection of papers by analytic Anglo-American philosophers tackling these concerns head-on.
  27. Aesthetics in a Multicultural Age.Emory Elliott, Louis Freitas Caton & Jeffrey Rhyne (eds.) - 2002 - Oxford University Press.
    Aesthetics in a Multicultural Age examines a variety of significant multidisciplinary and multicultural topics within the subject of aesthetics. Addressing the vexed relation of the arts and criticism to current political and cultural concerns, the contributors to this volume attempt to bridge the two decades-old gap between scholars and critics who hold conflicting views of the purposes of art and criticism. By exploring some of the ways in which global migration and expanding ethnic diversity are affecting cultural productions and prompting (...)
  28. Landscape, Natural Beauty and the Arts.Salim Kemal & Ivan Gaskell (eds.) - 1993 - Cambridge University Press.
    In Landscape, Natural Beauty, and the Arts, a distinguished group of scholars probes the complex structure of aesthetic responses to nature. Each of the chapters refines and expands the terms of discussion, and together they enrich the debate with insights from art history, literary criticism, geography and philosophy. To explore the interrelation between our conceptions of nature, beauty and art, the contributors consider the social construction of nature, the determination of our appreciation by artistic media, and the duality of nature's (...)
  29. Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography Since the Sixties.Brett Abbott - 2010 - J. Paul Getty Museum.
    "Accompanies the exhibition Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties, held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, June 29-November 17, 2010.".
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  30. The Chain of Becoming: The Philosophical Tale, the Novel, and a Neglected Realism of the Enlightenment: Swift, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Johnson, and Austen.Frederick M. Keener - 1983 - Columbia University Press.
  31. The Accessibility of Music Participation, Reception, and Contact.Jochen Eisentraut - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    An outline topography of musical accessibility. What is musical accessibility? ; Society, atonality, psychology -- Accessibility discourse in rock, and cultural change. Case study 1 : 'Prog' rock/punk rock : sophistication, directness and shock ; Zeitgeist : accessibility in flux -- A valiant failure? : new art music and the people. Case study 2 : Vaughan Williams' national music in context ; Art music, vernacular music and accessibility -- Accessibility, identity and social action. Case study 3a : Accessibility in action (...)
  32. Media Ethics Goes to the Movies.Howard Good - 2002 - Praeger.
    Uses cinema both to depict a variety of situations in which questions of media ethics arise, and to illustrate classic and contemporary ethical theories.
  33. The Modernist Cult of Ugliness: Aesthetic and Gender Politics.Lesley Higgins - 2002 - Palgrave.
    "Cult of ugliness," Ezra Pound’s phrase, powerfully summarizes the ways in which modernists such as Pound, T. S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, and T. E. Hulme—the self-styled "Men of 1914"—responded to the "horrid or sordid or disgusting" conditions of modernity by radically changing aesthetic theory and literary practice. Only the representation of "ugliness," they protested, would produce the new, truly "beautiful" work of art. They dissociated the beautiful from its traditional embodiment in female beauty, and from its association with Walter Pater (...)
  34. Film at the Intersection of High and Mass Culture.Paul Coates - 1994 - Cambridge University Press.
    At the Intersection of High and Mass Culture analyses the contradictions and interaction between high and low art, with particular reference to Hollywood and European cinema. Written in the essayist, speculative tradition of Walter Benjamin and Theodore Adorno, this study also includes analyses of several key films of the 1980s. Tracing the boundaries of such genres as film noir, science fiction and melodrama, it demonstrates how these genres were radically expanded by such filmmakers as Neil Jordan, Chris Merker and Georges (...)
  35. Environmental Aesthetics: Ideas, Politics and Planning.J. Douglas Porteous - 1996 - 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 (...)
  36. Ape to Apollo: Aesthetics and the Idea of Race in the 18th Century.David Bindman - 2002 - Cornell University Press.
    Ape to Apollo is the first book to follow the development in the eighteenth century of the idea of race as it shaped and was shaped by the idea of aesthetics.
  37. Aesthetics in Performance: Formations of Symbolic Construction and Experience.Angela Hobart & Bruce Kapferer (eds.) - 2004 - Berghahn Books.
    Introduction The Aesthetics of Symbolic Construction and Experience Bruce Kapferer and Angela Hobart The essays in this volume address aesthetic forms and ...
  38. Literature Against Philosophy, Plato to Derrida: A Defence of Poetry.Mark Edmundson - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    This timely book argues that the institutionalisation of literary theory, particularly within American and British academic circles, has led to a sterility of thought which ignores the special character of literary art. Mark Edmundson traces the origins of this tendency to the ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry, in which Plato took the side of philosophy; and he shows how the work of modern theorists - Foucault, Derrida, de Man and Bloom - exhibits similar drives to subsume poetic art into (...)
  39. Aesthetics A-Z.Eran Guter - 2010 - Edinburgh University Press.
    This introduction to aesthetics provides a layered treatment of both the historical background and contemporary debates in aesthetics. Extensive cross-referencing shows how issues in aesthetics intersect with other branches of philosophy and other fields that study the arts. Aesthetics A-Z is an ideal guide for newcomers to the field of aesthetics and a useful reference for more advanced students of philosophy, art history, media studies and the performing arts.
  40. Images of a Vanished Era, 1898-1924: The Photographs of Walter C. Schneider.Lucian Niemeyer (ed.) - 2007 - University of Missouri.
    "Previously unpublished images from glass-plate negatives taken by Walter Schneider capture the years of transition from agrarian to industrial society in America and beyond.
  41. Meaning and Reading: A Philosophical Essay on Language and Literature.Michel Meyer - 1983 - John Benjamins.
    According to the traditional view, meaning presents itself under the form of some kind of identity.
  42. Ethics, Evil, and Fiction.Colin McGinn - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
    McGinn's latest brings together moral philosophy and literary analysis in a way that illuminates both. Setting out to enrich the domain of moral reflection by showing the value of literary texts as sources of moral illumination, McGinn starts by setting out an uncompromisingly realist ethical theory, arguing that morality is an area of objective truth and genuine knowledge. He goes on to address such subjects as the nature of goodness, evil character, and the meaning of monstrosity in the context of (...)
  43. Feminism and Film Theory.Constance Penley (ed.) - 1988 - Bfi.
    No online description is currently available. If you would like to receive information about this title, please email Routledge at
  44. The Subject of Modernity.Anthony J. CASCARDI - 1992 - Cambridge University Press.
    The question of modernity has provoked a vigorous debate in the work of thinkers from Hegel to Habermas. Our own self-styled postmodern age has seen no end to this debate, which now receives a major and wide-ranging intervention from the theorist and critic Anthony J. Cascardi. Offering an historical account of the origins and transformations of the rational subject or self as it is represented in Descartes, Cervantes, Pascal, Hobbes and the Don Juan myth, he carries his argument across the (...)
  45. Creativity: Theory, History, Practice.Rob Pope - 2005 - Routledge.
    Creativity: Theory, History, Practice offers important new perspectives on creativity in the light of contemporary critical theory and cultural history. Innovative in approach as well as argument, the book crosses disciplinary boundaries and builds new bridges between the critical and the creative. It is organized in four parts: · Why creativity now? offers much-needed alternatives to both the Romantic stereotype of the creator as individual genius and the tendency of the modern creative industries to treat everything as a commodity. · (...)
  46. Music and Ethics.Marcel Cobussen - 2012 - Ashgate.
    Listening -- Discourse -- Interaction -- Affect -- Voice -- Engagement.
  47. You Must Change Your Life: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Birth of Sense.John T. Lysaker - 2002 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    In this book, inspired by Martin Heidegger--who found in poetry the most fundamental insights into the human condition--John Lysaker develops a concept of ur-poetry to explore philosophically how poetic language creates fresh meaning in our ...
  48. Aesthetics: The Classic Readings.David E. Cooper (ed.) - 1997 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This is the first volume to be published in and exciting new series of classic collections in philosophy.
  49. Projecting Illusion: Film Spectatorship and the Impression of Reality.Richard Allen - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    Projecting Illusion offers a systematic analysis of the impression of reality in the cinema and the pleasure it gives to the film spectator. Film provides a compelling experience that can be considered as a form of illusion akin to the experience of day-dream and dream. Examining the concept of illusion and its relationship to fantasy in the experience of visual representation, Richard Allen situates his explanation within the context of an analytical criticism of contemporary film and critical theory. He argues (...)
  50. Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: The Analytic Tradition: An Anthology.Peter Lamarque & Stein Haugom Olsen (eds.) - 2003 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This anthology provides comprehensive coverage of the major contributions of analytic philosophy to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, from the earliest beginnings in the 1950’s to the present time. Traces the contributions of the analytic tradition to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, from the 1950’s to the present time. Designed as a comprehensive guide to the field, it presents the most often-cited papers that students and researchers encounter. Addresses a wide range of topics, including identifying art, ontology, intention (...)
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