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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 122 new and published books in the subject of Aesthetics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema

    By Nathan Andersen

    Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema is an accessible and exciting new contribution to film-philosophy, which shows that to take film seriously is also to engage with the fundamental questions of philosophy. Nathan Andersen brings Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange into philosophical...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Art and Morality

    Edited by José Luis Bermúdez, Sebastian Gardner

    Series: International Library of Philosophy

    Art and Morality is a collection of groundbreaking new papers on the theme of aesthetics and ethics, and the link between the two subjects. A group of distinguished contributors tackle the important questions that arise when one thinks about the moral dimensions of art and the aesthetic dimension...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Performing Beauty in Participatory Art and Culture

    By Falk Heinrich

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This book investigates the notion of beauty in participatory art, an interdisciplinary form that necessitates the audience’s agential participation and that is often seen in interactive art and technology-driven media installations. After considering established theories of beauty, for example,...

    Published March 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Cognitive Media Theory

    Edited by Ted Nannicelli, Paul Taberham

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    Across the academy, scholars are debating the question of what bearing scientific inquiry has upon the humanities. The latest addition to the AFI Film Readers series, Cognitive Media Theory takes up this question in the context of film and media studies. This collection of essays by internationally...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Hume's Aesthetic Theory

    Sentiment and Taste in the History of Aesthetics

    By Dabney Townsend

    Series: Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

    Hume's Aesthetic Theory examines the neglected area of the development of aesthetics in empiricist thinking, exploring the link between the empiricist background of aesthetics in the eighteenth century and the work of David Hume.This is a major contribution to our understanding of Hume's general...

    Published February 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Canned Heat

    Theoretical and Practical Challenges of Global Climate Change

    Edited by Marcello Di Paola, Gianfranco Pellegrino

    Series: Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

    Global climate change is a key challenge in contemporary times. This volume examines the ethics and politics of climate change, and resulting theoretical perspectives or approaches, while representing the wide variety of sub-themes it engenders for global governance, democracy, justice,...

    Published January 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  7. Science and Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)

    And Other Essays

    By Bernard Bosanquet

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1927, Science and Philosophy: And Other Essays is a collection of individual papers written by Bernard Bosanquet during his highly industrious philosophical life. The collection was put together by Bosanquet’s wife after the death of the writer and remains mostly unaltered with...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Nature of Art

    By A. L. Cothey

    Series: Problems of Philosophy

    Although various aesthetic themes have preoccupied many major philosophers, from Plato to Goodman, the central questions of the philosophy of art have remained ill-defined. This book gives a concise and systematic account of the leading philosophical ideas about art and aesthetics from ancient...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Ezra Pound as Literary Critic

    By Emeritus Professor K K Ruthven, K. K. Ruthven

    Series: Critics of the Twentieth Century

    Bringing some of the insights of modern critical theory to bear on a great deal of information about Pound's activities as a literary critic (some of it made available only recently), K.K. Ruthven provides a provocative re-reading of a major modernist writer who dominated the discourse of modernism....

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Cine-Ethics

    Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice, and Spectatorship

    Edited by Jinhee Choi, Mattias Frey

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This volume looks at the significance and range of ethical questions that pertain to various film practices. Diverse philosophical traditions provide useful frameworks to discuss spectators’ affective and emotional engagement with film, which can function as a moral ground for one’s connection to...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge