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Gesture of Awareness: A Radical Approach to Time, Space, and Movement

by Charles Genoud

 

From a major mind of Buddhism today comes this unique philosophical work, which hearkens back to the classical verse-form, but in a modern voice that speaks directly to the twenty-first century reader and...


Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

by Nicola Perullo & Massimo Montanari

Taste as Experience puts the pleasure of food at the center of human experience. It shows how the sense of taste informs our preferences and relationship to nature, pushes us toward ethical practices of consumption,...


Pretentiousness: Why It Matters

by Dan Fox

Pretentiousness is the engine oil of culture; the essential lubricant in the development of all arts, high, low, or middle.


The Hatred of Music

by Pascal Quignard, Matthew Amos & Fredrik Rönnbäck

Throughout Pascal Quignard's distinguished literary career, music has been a recurring obsession. As a musician he organized the International Festival of Baroque Opera and Theatre at Versailles in the early...


Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth

by A. O. Scott

The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than ever

Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that...


Being Musically Attuned: The Act of Listening to Music

by Erik Wallrup

Listening according to mood is likely to be what most people do when they listen to music. We want to take part in, or even be part of, the emerging world of the musical work. Using the sources of musical history...


A Philosophy in Outline (Routledge Revivals)

by E.S. Bennett

First published in 1931, this book provides a brief overview of the essentials of philosophy. It aims to combat the notion of the inaccessibility of philosophy by providing an introduction to its history and...


In The Realm of the Senses: A Materialist Theory of Seeing and Feeling

by Stuart Walton

A thorough-going re-elaboration of modern experience via the senses.


After the Avant-Gardes

by Elizabeth Millán

A rallying call for all those who have been disquieted or disgusted by the excesses of artistic modernism. This is a collection of ten provocative essays on the arts, by writers of varied orientations who share...


Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception

by Bence Nanay

Aesthetics is about some special and unusual ways of experiencing the world. Not just artworks, but also nature and ordinary objects. But then if we apply the remarkably elaborate and sophisticated conceptual...


The Autonomy of Pleasure: Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution

by James A. Steintrager

What would happen if pleasure were made the organizing principle for social relations and sexual pleasure ruled over all? Radical French libertines experimented clandestinely with this idea during the Enlightenment....


The Brain-Eye: New Histories of Modern Painting

by Eric Alliez, Jean-Clet Martin & Robin Mackay

English-language translation of a major work by French philosopher Eric Alliez, in which he offers a new perspective on critical problems in modern aesthetics.


Early Modern Aesthetics

by J. Colin McQuillan

A clear and concise account of the relationship between aesthetics and philosophy in Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and the development of aesthetics as a discipline in its own right....


Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: New Materialisms

by Anna Hickey-Moody & Tara Page

This collection demonstrates how physical objects, materials, space and environments teach us, and redefines practice with theory (praxis) as a more-than-human network. The contributions illustrate how the materials,...


De Gustibus: Arguing About Taste and Why We Do It

by Peter Kivy

In De Gustibus Peter Kivy deals with a question that has never been fully addressed by philosophers of art: why do we argue about art? We argue about the facts of the world either to influence peoples behaviour...


Boredom and Art: Passions Of The Will To Boredom

by Julian Jason Haladyn

Examines the manners in which modern artists use boredom as a form of aesthetic resistance that, at its most positive, is the will to boredom.


Doing Aesthetics with Arendt: How to See Things

by Cecilia Sjoholm

Cecilia Sjöholm reads Hannah Arendt as a philosopher of the senses, grappling with questions of vision, hearing, and touch even in her political work. Constructing an Arendtian theory of aesthetics from the...


Aristotle on the Art of Poetry

by Aristotle

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Poetics

by Aristotle

Aristotle's Poetics (335 BCE) is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. Aristotle's Poetics is the most influential book on poetry...


Counsels and Maxims: The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer

by Arthur Schopenhauer

Collected here are five short essays by the world renowned philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer: 'General Rules,' 'Our Relation to Ourselves,' 'Our Relation to Others,' 'Worldly Fortune,' and 'The Ages of Life.'