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The Element of Fire: Science, Art and the Human World: Science, Art and the Human World

by Anthony O'Hear

First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche's words: 'To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life'. The title contests the notions that science...


Metaphysics: The Key Concepts

by Helen Beebee & Nikk Effingham

Ever wondered about Gunk, Brains in a Vat or Frankfurt's Nefarious Neurosurgeon? With complete explanations of these terms and more Metaphysics: The Key Concepts is an accessible and engaging introduction to...


Foundations of the Everyday: Shock, Deferral, Repetition

by Eran Dorfman

A highly original and interdisciplinary study of the philosophy of the everyday.


Deleuze and Futurism: A Manifesto for Nonsense

by Helen Palmer

This book is an original exploration of Deleuze's dynamic philosophies of space, time and language, bringing Deleuze and futurism together for the first time. Helen Palmer investigates both the potential for...


Exploring the Work of Edward S. Casey: Giving Voice to Place, Memory, and Imagination

by Azucena Cruz-Pierre & Donald A. Landes

An authoritative study of Casey's major themes and ideas, exploring and confirming his contribution to contemporary philosophy. Structured into four major parts, the volume reflects key concerns of Casey's writings:...


Aesthetic and Artistic Autonomy

by Owen Hulatt

Whether art can be wholly autonomous has been repeatedly challenged in the modern history of aesthetics. In this collection of specially-commissioned chapters, a team of experts discuss the extent to which art...


Against Ambience

by Seth Kim-Cohen

Against Ambience diagnoses - in order to cure - the art world's recent turn toward ambience. Over the course of three short months - June to September, 2013 - the four most prestigious museums in New York indulged...


Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze/Guattari and the Arts

by Steve G. Lofts, Antonio Calcagno & Jim Vernon

A rich collection of critical essays, authored by philosophers and practicing artists, examining Deleuze and Guattari's engagement with a broad range of art forms.


Showing Off!: A Philosophy of Image

by Jorella Andrews

Drawing on art, media, and phenomenological sources, Showing Off!: A Philosophy of Image challenges much recent thought by proposing a fundamentally positive relationship between visuality and the ethical. In...


On Being in the World: Wittgenstein and Heidegger on Seeing Aspects: Wittgenstein and Heidegger on Seeing Aspects

by Stephen Mulhall

On Being in the World, first published in 1990, illumines a neglected but important area of Wittgenstein's philosophy, revealing its pertinence to the central concerns of contemporary analytic philosophy.

The...


Wittgenstein at the Movies: Cinematic Investigations

by Béla Szabados

Wittgenstein at the Movies is centered on in-depth explorations of two intriguing experimental films on Wittgenstein: Derek Jarman's Wittgenstein and PZter ForgOcs' Wittgenstein Tractatus. The featured essays...


The Metaphysics of Night: Recovering Soul, Renewing Humanism

by Matthew Del Nevo

The Metaphysics of Night acknowledges a post-secular philosophy, one that puts philosophy into serious dialogue with religion, rather than considering religion a thing of the past. Matthew Del Nevo deals with...


The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic

by Monique Roelofs

Aesthetic desire and distaste prime everyday life in surprising ways. The Cultural Promise of the Aesthetic casts much-needed light on the complex mix of meanings our aesthetic activities weave into cultural...


Historical Dictionary of Aesthetics

by Dabney Townsend

Aesthetics is not a 'factual' discipline; there are no aesthetic facts. The word itself is derived from the Greek word for 'feeling' and the discipline arises because of the need to find a place for the passions...


The Poetics of Phantasia: Imagination in Ancient Aesthetics

by Anne Sheppard

With a thorough examination of ancient views of literary and artistic realism, allegory and symbolism, The Poetics of Phantasia brings together a study of the ways in which the concept of imagination (phantasia...


10/40/70: Constraint as Liberation in the Era of Digital Film Theory

by Nicholas Rombes

A bold experiment in film theory for the digital era.


Art as Abstract Machine: Ontology and Aesthetics in Deleuze and Guattari: Ontology and Aesthetics in Deleuze and Guattari

by Stephen Zepke

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Deleuze on Music, Painting and the Arts

by Ronald Bogue

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Language Lost and Found: On Iris Murdoch and the Limits of Philosophical Discourse

by Niklas Forsberg

Language Lost and Found takes as its starting-point Iris Murdoch's claim that "we have suffered a general loss of concepts." By means of a thorough reading of Iris Murdoch's philosophy in the light of this difficulty,...


And Slowly Beauty

by Michel Nadeau & Maureen Labonté

A complex and captivating dramatization of the powerful way art can transform our lives.