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            Performing Rites: Evaluating Popular Music
             

            Performing Rites: Evaluating Popular Music (Paperback, New edition)

            By Frith, Simon

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            This volume asks what we talk about when we talk about music. Instead of dismissing emotional response and personal taste as inaccessible to the academic critic, it takes these forms of engagement and discloses their place at the very centre of the aesthetics that structure our c...ulture.
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            ISBN 9780192880604
            Released NZ 16 Jul 1998
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Introduction to Aesthetics: An Analytic Approach
             

            Introduction to Aesthetics: An Analytic Approach (Paperback)

            By Dickie, George

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            This work provides an introduction to aesthetics. It traces aesthetics from its ancient beginnings through the changes it underwent in the 18th, 19th and the first half of 20th century. The responses in the 1960s of the cultural theories to these earlier developments are discusse...d in detail.
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            ISBN 9780195113044
            Released NZ 1 Jan 1997
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Philosophy and Conceptual Art
             

            Philosophy and Conceptual Art (Hardback)

            Edited by Goldie, Peter; Schellekens, Elisabeth

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            Addresses four broad questions: What kind of art is conceptual art? What follows from the fact that conceptual art does not aim to have aesthetic value? What knowledge or understanding can we gain from conceptual art? How ought we to appreciate conceptual art? This volume is the ...collection of papers by analytic Anglo-American philosophers.
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            ISBN 9780199285556
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2007
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Hume on Art, Emotion, and Superstition: A Critical Study of the Four Dissertations
             

            Hume on Art, Emotion, and Superstition: A Critical Study of the Four Dissertations (Hardback)

            By Merivale, Amyas

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            This book offers the first comprehensive critical study of David Hume's Four Dissertations of 1757, containing the Natural History of Religion, the Dissertation on the Passions, and the two essays Of Tragedy and Of the Standard of Taste. The author defends two important claims. T...he first is that these four works were not published together merely for convenience, but that they form a tightly integrated set, unified by the subject matter of the passions. The second is that the theory of the passions they jointly present is significantly different-indeed, significantly improved-from that of the earlier Treatise. Most strikingly, it is anti-egoist and anti-hedonist about motivation, where the Treatise had espoused a Lockean hedonism and egoism. It is also more cognitivist in its analysis of the passions themselves, and demonstrates a greater awareness of the limits of sympathy and of the varieties of human taste. This book is an important contribution to the scholarly literature on Hume's work on the passions, art, and superstitious belief.
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            ISBN 9781138351462
            Released NZ 24 Dec 2018
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy
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            How to Study Art Worlds: On the Societal Functioning of Aesthetic Values

            How to Study Art Worlds: On the Societal Functioning of Aesthetic Values (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maanen, Hans van

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            This necessary and thought-provoking study brings together the organisational side of the world of the arts and the understanding of the many functions art fulfi lls in our culture.

            ISBN 9789089641526
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2009
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            Noel Carroll and Film: A Philosophy of Art and Popular Culture

            Noel Carroll and Film: A Philosophy of Art and Popular Culture (Hardback)

            By Slugan, Mario

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            A vital reengagement with the prolific works of Noel Carroll as both philosopher of art and popular culture and a film scholar in his own right.

            ISBN 9781788312295
            Released NZ 30 Jan 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Film Thinks
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            Philosophy and Film: Bridging Divides
             

            Philosophy and Film: Bridging Divides (Hardback)

            Edited by Rawls, Christina; Neiva, Diana; Gouveia, Steven S.

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            This volume collects twenty original essays on the philosophy of film. It uniquely brings together scholars working across a range of philosophical traditions and academic disciplines to broaden and advance debates on film and philosophy. The book includes contributions from a nu...mber of prominent philosophers of film including No l Carroll, Chris Falzon, Deborah Knight, Paisley Livingston, Robert Sinnerbrink, Malcolm Turvey, and Thomas Wartenberg. While the topics explored by the contributors are diverse, there are a number of thematic threads that connect them. Overall, the book seeks to bridge analytic and continental approaches to philosophy of film in fruitful ways. Moving to the individual essays, the first two sections offer novel takes on the philosophical value and the nature of film. The next section focuses on the film-as-philosophy debate. Section IV covers cinematic experience, while Section V includes interpretations of individual films that touch on questions of artificial intelligence, race and film, and cinema's biopolitical potential. Finally, the last section proposes new avenues for future research on the moving image beyond film. This book will appeal to a broad range of scholars working in film studies, theory, and philosophy.
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            ISBN 9781138351691
            Released NZ 31 May 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Research in Aesthetics
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            An Ethics of Improvisation: Aesthetic Possibilities for a Political Future
              

            An Ethics of Improvisation: Aesthetic Possibilities for a Political Future (Hardback)

            By Nicholls, Tracey

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            This book explores the intersection of improvised music-making and political community-building, with particular attention to creative ways to redress historic injustices and to constitute responsive, democratic societies.

            ISBN 9780739164228
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2012
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Essays on Time and Space
              

            Essays on Time and Space (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Berengere, Loren

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            Fundamental ontology is not possible because of the nonuniformity of time. Physicists privately acknowledge that their time cannot be time itself, what time itself is cannot be known. Fortunately, beyond all putatively definitive ontologies and pharisaical physical scenarios, we ...catch an astonishing glimpse of time's dialectic, the secret of historical time, cheek by jowl a sweeping reappraisal of the temporal condition of creators who must climb into deviant spatiotemporal identities. Surging with startling pirouettes, in style, genre, and philosophy, Berengere blasts every tradition and trend.
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            ISBN 9781796024401
            Released NZ 30 May 2019
            Publisher XLIBRIS
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            Ramblings of a Mad Outlaw
              

            Ramblings of a Mad Outlaw (Hardback)

            By Brennan, Batch G.

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            If you have ever asked questions like What is reality? What do we actually know for sure? What is the truth? What is life?(other than just the name of a magazine that was published for many years), then these ramblings will be of interest. These ramblings offer a unique personal ...view of human life that engages the reader in an eclectic mix of four diverse points of view. Using a stream of consciousness-type style, the author draws on his reflection about his need for human connection; his passion for the creative arts, including music, literature, and painting; his understanding of human physiology, mental health, philosophy, science, and Buddhist thinking; and his experiences with sailing, individual competitive sports, and coaching. The work is divided into two sections. The first simply leads the reader through a labyrinth of symbols, facts, and perceptions that led to an essential beginning and end, where all is one and one is all. The second section offers some strategies for developing self-awareness and experiencing life differently. The object of the exercise of reading, thinking, reflecting, and possibly making notes to become more connected by being disconnected, by being the same but different, and by fitting by not fitting.
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            ISBN 9781543446623
            Released NZ 14 May 2018
            Publisher XLIBRIS
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