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Philosophy: aesthetics

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High Heel

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High Heel

Summer Brennan (Freelance Writer, USA)

Philosophy: aesthetics; Material culture; Fashion & society; Media studies

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High Heel is a dive into the labyrinthine nature of modern womanhood and sexual politics, with the world's most provocative... [more]

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Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art

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Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art

Jacques Ranciere

Theory of art; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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Ranciere's magnum opus on the aesthetic. [more]

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The Joyous Science

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The Joyous Science

Friedrich Nietzsche

Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Philosophy: aesthetics; Ethics & moral philosophy

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The Joyous Science is a liberating voyage of discovery as Nietzsche's realization that 'God is dead' and his critique of morality,... [more]

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The Incorporeal: Ontology, Ethics, and the Limits of Materialism

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The Incorporeal: Ontology, Ethics, and the Limits of Materialism

Elizabeth Grosz

Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Philosophy: aesthetics; Ethics & moral philosophy; Feminism & feminist theory

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A new resolution of the mind-body problem that reconciles materialism and idealism. [more]

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In Praise of Disobedience: The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings

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In Praise of Disobedience: The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings...

Oscar Wilde

Literary essays; Philosophy: aesthetics

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Works of Wilde's annus mirabilis of 1891 in one volume, with an introduction by renowned British playwright. [more]

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Music as an Art

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Music as an Art

Roger Scruton

Music; Theory of music & musicology; Philosophy: aesthetics

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Music as an Art begins by examining music through a philosophical lens, engaging in discussions about tonality, music and... [more]

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Being and Nothingness: An essay in phenomenological ontology

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Being and Nothingness: An essay in phenomenological ontology

Jean-Paul Sartre

Philosophy; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Philosophy of mind; Philosophy: aesthetics; Social theory

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A new trade edition of Sartre's magnum opus. First published in 1943, this masterpiece defines the modern condition and still... [more]

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Aesthetics

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Aesthetics

Theodor W. Adorno

Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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This volume of lectures on aesthetics, given by Adorno in the winter semester of 1958-9, formed the foundation for his later... [more]

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The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung

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The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung

Roger Scruton

Music; Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900); Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Western philosophy: Enlightenment; Philosophy: aesthetics; Ethics & moral philosophy

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The vital, carefully crafted discussion on Wagner's masterpiece, offering deep insight into both the work itself and profound... [more]

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On the Aesthetic Education of Man

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On the Aesthetic Education of Man

Friedrich Schiller

Prose: non-fiction; Philosophy: aesthetics

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A classic of 18th-century thought, Schiller's treatise defines the relationship between beauty and art. His proposal of art... [more]

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Glass: Object Lessons

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Glass: Object Lessons

John Garrison (Carroll University, USA)

Philosophy: aesthetics; Society & Social Sciences; Material culture; Ceramics & glass technology

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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Pause and look... [more]

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A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful

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A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and...

Edmund Burke

Prose: non-fiction; Philosophy: aesthetics; History of ideas

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In his Enquiry Edmund Burke overturned the Platonic tradition in aesthetics and replaced metaphysics with psychology. His... [more]

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Beauty: The Fortunes of an Ancient Greek Idea

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Beauty: The Fortunes of an Ancient Greek Idea

David Konstan (Professor of Classics at New York University and Emeritus Professor of Classics at Brown University)

European history; Classical history & classical civilisation; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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What makes something beautiful? In this engaging, elegant study, David Konstan turns to ancient Greece to address the nature... [more]

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The Architecture of Happiness

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The Architecture of Happiness

Alain de Botton

Theory of architecture; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures... [more]

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Aesthetic Theory

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Aesthetic Theory

Theodor W. Adorno

Theory of art; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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This text on aesthetics includes major sections on: Art, Society, Aesthetics; the Categories of the Ugly, the Beautiful, the... [more]

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Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Roger Scruton (Research Professor, Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Arlington, Virginia)

Theory of art; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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From Botticelli to birdsong, Mozart, and the Turner Prize, Roger Scruton explores what it means for something to be beautiful.... [more]

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The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution

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The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution

Denis Dutton (The University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Art & Architecture; Theory of art; Philosophy: aesthetics; Anthropology; Popular science; Evolution

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The need to create art is found in every human society, manifest in many different ways across many different cultures. Is... [more]

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Repetition and Philosophical Crumbs

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Repetition and Philosophical Crumbs

Soren Kierkegaard, Edward F. Mooney

Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Philosophy: aesthetics; Ethics & moral philosophy; Philosophy of religion

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These two complementary works give the reader a unique insight into the breadth and substance of Kierkegaard's thought. One... [more]

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Aesthetics and Its Discontents

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Aesthetics and Its Discontents

Jacques Ranciere

Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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Only yesterday aesthetics stood accused of concealing cultural games of social distinction. Now it is considered a parasitic... [more]

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In Search of Wagner

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In Search of Wagner

Theodor W. Adorno, Slavoj Zizek

Music; Theory of music & musicology; Philosophy: aesthetics; Marxism & Communism

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An analysis of the controversial composer's oeuvre. Part of Radical Thinkers series, it combines the brilliant exponent... [more]

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Critique of Judgement

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Critique of Judgement

Immanuel Kant

Philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge; Philosophy: aesthetics; Ethics & moral philosophy; Philosophy of religion

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Kant's Critique of Judgement analyses our experience of the beautiful and the sublime in relation to nature, morality, and... [more]

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Divine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

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Divine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

John O'Donohue, Ph.D.

Philosophy: aesthetics; Psychology

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In this eagerly awaited follow-up to his international bestsellers Anam Cara and Eternal Echoes, John O'Donohue turns his... [more]

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In Praise Of Shadows: Vintage Design Edition

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In Praise Of Shadows: Vintage Design Edition

Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Philosophy: aesthetics

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This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture,... [more]

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Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy: Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy and Other Writings

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Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy: Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy...

Friedrich Nietzsche

Philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Philosophy: aesthetics

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This edition of The Birth of Tragedy, one of the seminal philosophical works of the modern period, presents a new translation... [more]

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The Aesthetics of Music

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The Aesthetics of Music

Roger Scruton

Theory of music & musicology; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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What is music, what is its value, and what does it mean? The philosopher Roger Scruton explores the nature and meaning of... [more]

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