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Expectation

by Jean-Luc Nancy, Robert Bononno & Jean-Michel Rabaté

Expectation is a major volume of Jean-Luc Nancy’s writings on literature, written across three decades but, for the most part, previously unavailable in English. More substantial than literary criticism, these...


Artaud the Moma

by Jacques Derrida, Peggy Kamuf & Kaira M. Cabañas

In 1996 Jacques Derrida gave a lecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on the occasion of Antonin Artaud: Works on Paper, one of the first major international exhibitions to present the avant-garde dramatist...


Only Imagine

by Kathleen Stock

Only Imagine offers a theory of fictional content or, as it is sometimes known, 'fictional truth'. The theory of fictional content Kathleen Stock argues for is known as 'extreme intentionalism'; the idea that...


Why Only Art Can Save Us

by santiago zabala

The state of emergency, thinkers such as Carl Schmidt, Walter Benjamin, and Giorgio Agamben have argued, is at the heart of any theory of politics. But today the problem is not the crises we do confront, which...


Grasping Shadows

by William Chapman Sharpe

What's in a shadow? Menace, seduction, or salvation? Immaterial but profound, shadows lurk everywhere in literature and the visual arts, signifying everything from the treachery of appearances to the unfathomable...


Real Deceptions

by Jennifer Friedlander

Real Deceptions develops a new theory of realism through close consideration of myriad contemporary art, media, and cultural practices. Rather than focusing on transgressing deceptions which distort reality,...


Kant and the Reorientation of Aesthetics

by Joseph J. Tinguely

This book argues that the philosophical significance of Kant's aesthetics lies not in its explicit account of beauty but in its implicit account of intentionality. Kant's account is distinct in that feeling,...


Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime

by Temenuga Trifonova

In the course of its long and tumultuous history the sublime has alternated between spatial and temporal definitions, from its conceptualization in terms of the grandeur and infinity of Nature (spatial), to...


Aesthetics of the Familiar

by Yuriko Saito

Yuriko Saito explores the nature and significance of the aesthetic dimensions of people's everyday life. Everyday aesthetics has the recognized value of enriching one's life experiences and sharpening one's...


Trust in the World: A Philosophy of Film

by Josef Früchtl

This book examines the theory, originally raised in Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of film, that cinema has the power to restore our trust in the world. Früchtl demonstrates that cinema does this in three main...


Specter of the Monolith: Nihilism, the Sublime, and Human Destiny in Space-From Apollo and Hubble to 2001, Star Trek, and Interstellar

by Barry Vacker

Science geeks and space film fans, take a journey through the questions from your favorite movies that may continue to haunt or puzzle you. Specter of the Monolith offers a radically original critique of how...


Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis

by Efrat Biberman & Shirley Sharon-Zisser

Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis examines the relationship between art and death from the perspective of Lacanian psychoanalysis. It takes a unique approach to the topic by making explicit reference to...


Music, Time, and Its Other: Aesthetic Reflections on Finitude, Temporality, and Alterity

by Roger W. H. Savage

Music, Time, and Its Other explores the relation between the enigmatic character of our temporal experiences and music's affective power. By taking account of competing concepts of time, Savage explains how...


Lonely Child

by Kit Sire

A verse prose book on Kit's semanticism---or voice and style. The light he uses to find his way---the dark he knows and the day time was. Enjoy the read heed the call and be the one. I mean take your time and...


Sites of Exposure

by Russon, John

John Russon draws from a broad range of art and literature to show how philosophy speaks to the most basic and important questions in our everyday lives. In Sites of Exposure, Russon grapples with how personal...


What Is an Emotion?

by Dr. William James

I should say first of all that the only emotions I propose expressly to consider here are those that have a distinct bodily expression. That there are feelings of pleasure and displeasure, of interest and excitement,...


Art, Morality and Human Nature: Writings by Richard W. Beardsmore

by John Haldane & Ieuan Lloyd

This collection brings together the text of the monograph Art and Morality by the philosopher Richard Beardsmore along with fourteen other essays (both published and previously unpublished) in which he explores...


The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 3

by Jeremy Bentham, Professor Ian R. Christie & Professor J.H. Burns

The first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain over 1,300 letters written both to and from Bentham over a 50-year period, beginning in 1752 (aged three) with his earliest surviving letter...


The Philosophical Imagination

by Richard Moran

The Philosophical Imagination brings together several of Richard Moran's essays, ranging over a remarkable variety of topics in philosophy of mind and action, aesthetics, and moral psychology. A theme connecting...


Transformative Aesthetics

by Erika Fischer-Lichte & Benjamin Wihstutz

Aesthetic theory in the West has, until now, been dominated by ideas of effect, autonomy, and reception. Transformative Aesthetics uncovers these theories' mutual concern with the transformation of those involved....