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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 Emancipated Spectator

by Jacques Rancière

The theorists of art and film commonly depict the modern audience as aesthetically and politically passive. In response, both artists and thinkers have sought to transform the spectator into an active agent...


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.


The Poetic Imagination in Heidegger and Schelling

by Christopher Yates

By investigating the importance of the imagination in the thought of Schelling and Heidegger, Yate's study argues that Heidegger's later, more poetic, philosophy cannot be understood properly without appreciating...


Art, Language and Figure in Merleau-Ponty: Excursions in Hyper-Dialectic

by Rajiv Kaushik

Applying Merleau-Ponty's figured philosophy to discussions the work of Paul Klee and Cy Twombly, Kaushik offers an original view of artwork. As the first sustained treatment into the relationship between art...


By the Late John Brockman

by Mr. John Brockman

A radical, experimental work that challenges the boundaries of poetry, philosophy, and science. First published in 1969, this new and expanded edition of John Brockman’s first book, By The Late John Brockman,...


Cosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian

by Erman Kaplama

Comparing the Kantian sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian, Erman Kaplama introduces two new principles to philosophy of art: transition and motion. Drawing on the Heraclitean logos and phusis, he explores the...


Art and Ethics in a Material World: Kant S Pragmatist Legacy

by Jennifer A McMahon

In this book, McMahon argues that a reading of Kant's body of work in the light of a pragmatist theory of meaning and language (which arguably is a Kantian legacy) leads one to put community reception ahead...


Nature and Landscape: An Introduction to Environmental Aesthetics

by Allen Carlson

The roots of environmental aesthetics reach back to the ideas of eighteenth-century thinkers who found nature an ideal source of aesthetic experience. Today, having blossomed into a significant subfield of aesthetics,...


Aesthetic Sexuality: A Literary History of Sadomasochism

by Romana Byrne

To understand why the concept of aesthetic sexuality is important, we must consider the influence of the first volume of Foucault's seminal The History of Sexuality. Arguing against Foucault's assertions that...


Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

by Philip Kitcher

Published in 1913, Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice is one of the most widely read novellas in any language. In the 1970s, Benjamin Britten adapted it into an opera, and Lucchino Visconti turned it into a successful...