Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: An Introduction (Elements of Philosophy)

By Robert Stecker

Praised in its unique version for its updated, rigorous presentation of present debates and for the readability of its presentation, Robert Stecker's new version of Aesthetics and the Philosophy of artwork preserves the key topics and conclusions of the unique, whereas increasing its content material, supplying new positive aspects, and embellishing accessibility. Stecker introduces scholars to the heritage and evolution of aesthetics, and in addition makes an enormous contrast among aesthetics and philosophy of paintings. whereas aesthetics is the research of worth, philosophy of artwork bargains with a much broader array of questions together with concerns in metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of brain, to boot worth conception. defined as a 'remarkably unified advent to many modern debates in aesthetics and the philosophy of art,' Stecker focuses on sympathetically laying undergo the play of argument that emerges as competing perspectives on a subject matter interact one another. This publication doesn't easily current an argument in its present country of play, yet as a substitute demonstrates a philosophical brain at paintings supporting to improve the problem towards an answer.

Show description

Read more

Wittgenstein: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)

By Mark Addis

Continuum's publications for the confused are transparent, concise and obtainable introductions to thinkers, writers and topics that scholars and readers can locate specially not easy. Concentrating in particular on what it's that makes the topic tricky to fathom, those books clarify and discover key subject matters and concepts, guiding the reader in the direction of an intensive figuring out of challenging fabric. Ludwig Wittgenstein is likely one of the so much influential 20th century philosophers along with his rules occupying a vital position within the heritage and research of recent philosophy. scholars will necessarily come upon his significant contributions to the philosophies of language, brain, common sense and arithmetic. besides the fact that, there's no escaping the level of the problem posed by means of Wittgenstein whose advanced principles are usually enigmatically expressed.
Wittgenstein: A consultant for the puzzled is an authoritative, accomplished and lucid observation at the philosophy of this eminent sleek philosopher. It bargains sound counsel to analyzing Wittgenstein and a worthwhile method for analyzing his works. The illuminating textual content covers the whole thing of Wittgenstein's proposal, interpreting the connection among the early, center and overdue sessions of his philosophy. specified cognizance is paid to Wittgenstein's nice works the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations, in addition to to different released writings. Valuably, the consultant additionally covers flooring no longer mostly explored in experiences of Wittgenstein, together with his contributions to aesthetics and philosophy of faith. this can be the main thorough and entirely engaged account of Wittgenstein to be had - a useful source for college students and an individual drawn to philosophy and sleek highbrow history.

Show description

Read more

What Art Is

By Arthur C. Danto

What's it to be a piece of paintings? popular writer and critic Arthur C. Danto addresses this primary, complicated query. half philosophical monograph and half memoiristic meditation, this ebook demanding situations the preferred interpretation that paintings is an indefinable inspiration, as an alternative bringing to gentle the homes that represent common which means.

Show description

Read more

Schopenhauer and the Aesthetic Standpoint: Philosophy as a Practice of the Sublime

With its pessimistic imaginative and prescient and bleak message of world-denial, it has frequently been tricky to grasp the right way to have interaction with Schopenhauer's philosophy. His arguments have appeared wrong and his doctrines marred through inconsistencies; his very pessimism nearly too flamboyant to be plausible. but a manner of redrawing this engagement stands open, Sophia Vasalou argues, if we attend extra heavily to the visionary strength of Schopenhauer's paintings. the purpose of this booklet is to put the cultured personality of Schopenhauer's point of view on the center of ways we learn his philosophy and how we resolution the query: why learn Schopenhauer - and the way? drawing close his philosophy as an enactment of the chic with an extended background within the historical philosophical culture, Vasalou offers a clean method of assessing Schopenhauer's relevance in serious phrases. This booklet should be priceless for college kids and students with an curiosity in post-Kantian philosophy and historic ethics.

Show description

Read more

Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening (Music/Culture)

By Christopher Small

Extending the inquiry of his early groundbreaking books, Christopher Small moves on the middle of conventional reviews of Western tune by means of saying that tune isn't really something, yet quite an job. during this new ebook, Small outlines a thought of what he phrases "musicking," a verb that encompasses all musical job from composing to acting to hearing a Walkman to making a song within the bathe.

Using Gregory Bateson's philosophy of brain and a Geertzian thick description of a customary live performance in a standard symphony corridor, Small demonstrates how musicking types a ritual in which all of the members discover and rejoice the relationships that represent their social id. This attractive and deftly written journey during the live performance corridor can have readers rethinking each point in their musical worlds.

Show description

Read more

Speculative Aesthetics (Redactions)

This sequence of interventions at the ramifications of Speculative Realism for aesthetics levels from modern art's relation to the cultured, to accelerationism and abstraction, common sense and layout. From assorted views of philosophy, artwork and layout, they learn the recent technological mediations among the human sensorium and the planetary media community during which it now exists, and examine how the cultured allows new modes of information via processing sensory facts via symbolic formalisms and technological units. 'Speculative Aesthetics' anticipates the opportunity of a thought and perform not invested within the otherworldly promise of the cultured, yet acknowledging the true strength and traction of pictures on the earth this present day, experimentally making use of options of modelling, formalisation, and presentation to be able to at the same time engineer new domain names of expertise and map them via a recon-figured aesthetics that's inseparable from its sociotechnical stipulations.

Show description

Read more

Decomposition: A Music Manifesto

By Andrew Durkin

Decomposition is a bracing, revisionary, and provocative inquiry into music—from Beethoven to Duke Ellington, from Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie—as a private and cultural event: the way it consists, the way it is idiosyncratically perceived by means of critics and reviewers, and why we hearken to it the best way we do.

Andrew Durkin, top often called the chief of the West Coast–based business Jazz crew, is singular for his insistence on asking tricky questions on the complexity of our presumptions approximately track and approximately listening, specifically within the electronic age. during this profitable and lucid examine he explodes the age-old idea of musical composition because the paintings of person genius, arguing in its place that during either its composition and reception track is essentially a collaborative company that comes into being basically via mediation.
 
Drawing on a wealthy number of examples—Big Jay McNeely’s “Deacon’s Hop,” Biz Markie’s “Alone Again,” George Antheil’s Ballet Mécanique, Frank Zappa’s “While You have been Art,” and Pauline Oliveros’s “Tuning Meditation,” to call just a few—Durkin makes transparent that our appreciation of any piece of track is usually expert via neuroscientific, mental, technological, and cultural components. How we hearken to track, he keeps, may have as a lot energy to alter it as tune may need to alter how we pay attention.

Show description

Read more

Greek and Roman Aesthetics (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

This anthology of philosophical texts through Greek and Roman authors brings jointly works from the overdue 5th century BC to the 6th century advert that touch upon significant aesthetic matters reminiscent of the belief of attractiveness and concord in song and the visible arts, constitution and elegance in literature, and aesthetic judgement. It comprises very important texts by way of Plato and Aristotle at the prestige and the position of the humanities in society and in schooling, and Longinus' reflections at the elegant in literature, as well as much less famous writings by means of Philodemus, Cicero, Seneca, Plotinus, Augustine and Proclus. many of the texts were newly translated for this quantity, and a few are available English for the 1st time. an in depth advent strains the improvement of classical aesthetics from its roots in Platonism and Aristotelianism to its final shape in overdue Antiquity.

Show description

Read more

L'art : De Platon à Deleuze

By Cyril Morana, Eric Oudin, André Comte-Sponville

Los angeles assortment " Petite philosophie des grandes idées " retrace, à travers los angeles présentation d'une dizaine de penseurs majeurs, le destin d'un concept-clé. Ainsi, ce livre raconte l'histoire de l'idée de l'art, de l'Antiquité à nos jours ; chaque chapitre est consacré à l. a. pensée d'un philosophe dont l'auteur dégage les lignes de strength. Illustré de citations de référence et d'exemples d'oeuvres d'art, ce advisor constitue une approche vivante et efficace de l'histoire de l. a. pensée philosophique.

Retail caliber: Vector w/TOC.

Show description

Read more

1 2 3 4 5 13