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Aesthetics

10 titles
  • What is Wrong with Us?

    Essays in Cultural Pathology
    Eric Coombes

    The pieces collected in this volume are not presented as amounting to an overall account or theory of our cultural condition. They are offered merely as examples of serious criticism, of what we need if we are to begin to think more profitably about our condition.

  • In Their Right Minds

    The Lives and Shared Practices of Poetic Geniuses
    Carole Brooks Platt

    Based on nearly twenty years of scientific and literary research, this book enters the atypical minds of poetic geniuses — Blake, Keats, Hugo, Rilke, Yeats, Merrill, Plath and Hughes — by way of the visible signs in their lives, beliefs, and shared practices.

  • Situated Aesthetics

    Art Beyond the Skin
    Riccardo Manzotti

    This book focuses on externalist approaches to art. It is the first fruit of a workshop held in Milan in September 2009, where leading scholars in the emerging field of psychology of art compared their different approaches using a neutral language and discussing freely their goals.

  • Sensibility and Sense

    The Aesthetic Transformation of the Human World
    Arnold Berleant

    Sensibility and Sense offers a philosophically comprehensive account of humans' social and cultural embeddedness encountered, recognized, and fulfilled as an aesthetic mode of experience.

  • The Landscape of Humanity

    Art, Culture and Society
    Anthony O'Hear

    The fourteen essays in this book develop a conception of human culture, which is humane and traditionalist. Focusing particularly on notions of beauty and the aesthetic, it sees within our culture intimations of the transcendent, and in two essays the...

  • Art and Enlightenment

    Scottish Aesthetics in the 18th Century
    Jonathan Friday

    During the intellectual and cultural flowering of Scotland in the 18th century few subjects attracted as much interest among men of letters as aesthetics - the study of art from the subjective perspective of human experience. All of the great...

  • Art and the Brain III

    Joseph Goguen

    Asks if it is possible to take a natural science approach to art and uncover general laws of aesthetic experience, or is that taking reductionism too far? The contributors to this volume include Semir Zeki, Nicholas Humphrey, VS Ramachandran & Erich...

  • Man Who Tasted Shapes

    Richard E. Cytowic

    The ten people in one million who are synaesthetes are born into a world where one sensation (e.g. sound) conjures up one or more others (e.g. taste or colour). Although scientists have known about synaesthesia for two hundred years, until recently...

  • Art and the Brain, II

    Investigations into the Science of Art
    Joseph Goguen

    What is art? What is beauty? How do they relate? Where does consciousness come in? What about truth? And can science help us with issues of this kind? Because such questions go to the very heart of current conflicts about Western value systems, they...

  • Art and the Brain

    Joseph Goguen

    A three-volume series of the "Journal of Consciousness Studies", which asks if it is possible to take a natural science approach to art and uncover general laws of aesthetic experience, or is that taking reductionism too...