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            The Power of Art
             

            The Power of Art (Hardback)

            By Gabriel, Markus

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            • Pub Date
              19 Jun 20

            We live in an era of aesthetics. Art has become both pervasive and powerful - it is displayed not only in museums and galleries but also on the walls of corporations and it is increasingly fused with design. But what makes art so powerful, and in what does its power consist? Acco...rding to a widespread view, the power of art - its beauty - lies in the eye of the beholder. What counts as art appears to be a function of individual acts of evaluation supported by powerful institutions. On this account, the power of art stems from a force that is not itself aesthetic, such as the art market and the financial power of speculators. Art expresses, in a disguised form, the power of something else - like money - that lies behind it. In one word, art has lost its autonomy. In this short book, Markus Gabriel rejects this view. He argues that art is essentially uncontrollable. It is in the nature of the work of art to be autonomous to such a degree that the art world will never manage to overpower it. Ever since the cave paintings of Lascaux, art has taken hold of the human mind and implemented itself in our very being. Thanks to the emergence of art we became human beings, that is, beings who lead their lives in light of an image of the human being and its position in the world and in relation to other species. Due to its structural, ontological power, art itself is and remains radically autonomous. Yet, this power is highly ambiguous, as we cannot control its unfolding. In this book, a leading proponent of New Realism applies this philosophical perspective to art to create a new aesthetic realism.
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            ISBN 9781509540969
            Released NZ 19 Jun 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Romanticism and Philosophy: Thinking with Literature
             

            Romanticism and Philosophy: Thinking with Literature (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Laniel-Musitelli, Sophie; Constantinesco, Thomas

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            This volume brings together a wide range of scholars to offer new perspectives on the relationship between Romanticism and philosophy. The entanglement of Romantic literature with philosophy is increasingly recognized, just as Romanticism is increasingly viewed as European and Tr...ansatlantic, yet few studies combine these coordinates and consider the philosophical significance of distinctly literary questions in British and American Romantic writings. The essays in this book are concerned with literary writing as a form of thinking, investigating the many ways in which Romantic literature across the Atlantic engages with European thought, from 18th- and 19th-century philosophy to contemporary theory. The contributors read Romantic texts both as critical responses to the major debates that have shaped the history of philosophy, and as thought experiments in their own right. This volume thus examines anew the poetic philosophy of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Shelley, and Clare, also extending beyond poetry to consider other literary genres as philosophically significant, such as Jane Austen's novels, De Quincey's autofiction, Edgar Allan Poe's tales, or Emerson's essays. Grounded in complementary theoretical backgrounds and reading practices, the various contributions draw on an impressive array of writers and thinkers and challenge our understanding not only of Romanticism, but also of what we have come to think of as literature and philosophy.
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            ISBN 9780367870768
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Romanticism
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            Francis Bacon: Anatomy Of An Enigma

            Francis Bacon: Anatomy Of An Enigma (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Peppiatt, Michael

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            This book, a biography on Francis Bacon, is inspired by the friendship the author had with Bacon and based on records of the conversations that took place since 1963. The book forms the first comprehensive account of the artist's life and his work.

            ISBN 9780367160401
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Outgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide
             

            Outgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide (Paperback)

            By Dawkins, Richard

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            • Pub Date
              19 May 20

            Should we believe in God?

            ISBN 9781784164201
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Norse Mythology & the Modern Human

            Norse Mythology & the Modern Human (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Owen, Sara

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            This is a valuable study of a mythology that has as much to do with the future of human evolution as it does with these old stories of the Norse gods. Uehli moves systematically through the major figures in this ancient saga, reflecting on the deeper meaning and showing why they ...are so valuable for children, especially those in the fourth grade. It will provide insight for teachers, parents, and other adults who hope to answer some of the life questions of today
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            ISBN 9781888365139
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2003
            Publisher Awsna
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            The Philosophy of Information
             

            The Philosophy of Information (Paperback)

            By Floridi, Luciano

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            Luciano Floridi presents a book that will set the agenda for the philosophy of information -- the study of the nature of information and the development of information-theoretic and computational methodologies for philosophy. It revitalizes old philosophical questions, poses new ...problems, and it has already produced a wealth of important results.
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            ISBN 9780199232390
            Released NZ 22 Jan 2013
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Little History of Philosophy

            A Little History of Philosophy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Warburton, Nigel

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            Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. This book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. It takes us on a chronological tour of the major... ideas in the history of philosophy.
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            ISBN 9780300187793
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2012
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Series Little Histories
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            Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction
             

            Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Gaukroger, Stephen

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            Objectivity is both an essential and elusive philosophical concept. This Very Short Introduction explores the theoretical and practical problems raised by objectivity, and also deals with the way in which particular understandings of objectivity impinge on social research, scienc...e, and art.
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            ISBN 9780199606696
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

            Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Ferber, Michael

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            Michael Ferber considers Romanticism in its time of growth in Western Europe, examining various types of Romantic literature, music, painting, religion, and philosophy. He provides examples and quotations throughout to demonstrate the diverse nature of the momement.

            ISBN 9780199568918
            Released NZ 23 Nov 2010
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Think!: Before It's Too Late
              

            Think!: Before It's Too Late (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Airport / Ireland / Export ed)

            By de Bono, Edward

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            The world is full of problems and conflicts. So why can we not solve them? This book examines why we think the way we do from a historical perspective and uses some of the author's famous thinking techniques combined with fresh ideas to show us how to change the way we think.

            ISBN 9780091924096
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2009
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 14+ years
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