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Aesthetics

12 titles
  • Metapsychology of the Creative Process

    Continuous Novelty as the Ground of Creative Advance
    Jason W. Brown

    This book discusses a process (microgenetic) theory of the mental state of creativity that differs markedly from mainstream (cognitive) psychology, but with the potential to clarify many features of thought and imagery, normal and exceptional. Creativity is not an isolated problem but touches many central issues in philosophical psychology.

  • Art, Morality and Human Nature

    Writings by Richard W. Beardsmore
    John Haldane

    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Art and Morality by the philosopher Richard Beardsmore along with fourteen other essays (both published and previously unpublished) in which he explores further some of the themes of his seminal book.

  • 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.

  • Art and Enlightenment

    Scottish Aesthetics in the 18th Century
    Jonathan Friday

    This volume brings together and provides contextual introductions to the most significant 18th century writing on the philosophy of art.

  • Art and the Brain III

    Joseph Goguen

    Third of 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 far?

  • 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). Extensive experiments with more than forty synaesthetes led Richard Cytowic to an explanation of synaesthesia that emphasized the primacy of emotion over reason.

  • Art and the Brain, II

    Investigations into the Science of Art
    Joseph Goguen

    Second of 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 far?

  • Art and the Brain

    Joseph Goguen

    First of 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 far?