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            Tolstoy's 'What is Art?'
             

            Tolstoy's 'What is Art?' (Hardback)

            By Diffey, Terry

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            With its demand that works of art be judged according to the their morally didactic content, Tolstoy's reviled aesthetics has seemed to exclude from the canon far too many works widely accepted as masterpieces, including Shakespeare and Beethoven. Tolstoy's 'What Is Art?', first ...published in 1985, argues that these are not mere oversights on the part of Tolstoy: he knew full well the consequences of his line of reasoning. Dr Diffey contends that, even if we disagree with and eventually reject much of what Tolstoy concludes, his account of the nature and purpose of art is nevertheless worth consideration. Diffey's argument by no means accepts all of 'What is Art?', but by suggesting that the work is best interpreted as a counterpoint to the amoral aestheticism prevalent in Russia at the time, he does much to restore it to a status deserving attention, particularly in today's climate of extreme relativism.
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            ISBN 9781138780446
            Released NZ 8 Aug 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky
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            G. Philosophy of Religion and General Philosophy

            G. Philosophy of Religion and General Philosophy (Hardback, Contains 7 Hardbacks)

            By Madsen, William C.

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            This set contains an exciting mix of volumes which will be of interest to a range of readers. Volumes include Religion, Philosophy and Psychical Research and The Philosophy of Music.

            ISBN 9780415225779
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2000
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series International Library of Philosophy
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            A Philosophy of Computer Art
             

            A Philosophy of Computer Art (Paperback)

            By Lopes, Dominic

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            What is computer art? Do the concepts we usually employ to talk about art, such as 'meaning', 'form' or 'expression' apply to computer art? A Philosophy of Computer Art is the first book to explore these questions. Dominic Lopes argues that computer art challenges some of the bas...ic tenets of traditional ways of thinking about and making art and that to understand computer art we need to place particular emphasis on terms such as 'interactivity' and 'user'. Drawing on a wealth of examples he also explains how the roles of the computer artist and computer art user distinguishes them from makers and spectators of traditional art forms and argues that computer art allows us to understand better the role of technology as an art medium.
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            ISBN 9780415547628
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2009
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Dynamics of Delight: Architecture and Aesthetics

            The Dynamics of Delight: Architecture and Aesthetics (Hardback)

            By Smith, Peter F.

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            This book rounds off decades of exploration into the various ways that buildings and urban sequences make an impact on the mind.

            ISBN 9780415300094
            Released NZ 10 Jul 2003
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Ezra Pound as Literary Critic
             

            Ezra Pound as Literary Critic (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ruthven, K. K.

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            Bringing some of the insights of modern critical theory to bear on a great deal of information about Pound's activities as a literary critic (some of it made available only recently), K.K. Ruthven provides a provocative re-reading of a major modernist writer who dominated the dis...course of modernism.
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            ISBN 9780415861946
            Released NZ 12 Dec 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Critics of the Twentieth Century
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            The Nature of Art
             

            The Nature of Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cothey, A. L.

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            Although various aesthetic themes have preoccupied many major philosophers, from Plato to Goodman, the central questions of the philosophy of art have remained ill-defined. This book gives a concise and systematic account of the leading philosophical ideas about art and aesthetic...s from ancient times to the present day, and goes on to propose a new theory of aesthetic satisfaction and artistic abilities.
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            ISBN 9780415862004
            Released NZ 16 Dec 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Problems of Philosophy
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            Hume's Aesthetic Theory: Sentiment and Taste in the History of Aesthetics
             

            Hume's Aesthetic Theory: Sentiment and Taste in the History of Aesthetics (Paperback)

            By Townsend, Dabney

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            This volume traces the roots of aesthetics in the concepts of sentiments and taste and the epistemological possibilities that Hume's use of them has offered.

            ISBN 9780415868167
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy
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            Vertigo
             

            Vertigo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Makkai, Katalin

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            Released in 1958, 'Vertigo' is Alfred Hitchock's masterpiece and one of the greatest films of all time. This book explores the philosophical aspects of Hitchcock's film.

            ISBN 9780415494472
            Released NZ 6 Dec 2012
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Philosophers on Film
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            Greek Aesthetic Theory
             

            Greek Aesthetic Theory (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Warry, J. G.

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            This work provides a clear and informed account of aesthetic and callistic concepts as they occur in the works of Plato and Aristotle. The author illustrates their ideas on art and beauty by close reference to their texts and finds a profound similarity which unites them.

            ISBN 9780415751605
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Plato
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            The Philosophy of Susanne Langer: Embodied Meaning in Logic, Art and Feeling

            The Philosophy of Susanne Langer: Embodied Meaning in Logic, Art and Feeling (Hardback)

            By Dengerink Chaplin, Adrienne

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            This book is a comprehensive study of one of the most insightful and fertile but also one of the most neglected and misunderstood philosophers of art of the twentieth century, Susanne Langer. By the late 1980's Langer's Philosophy in a New Key (1942) was Harvard University Press'...s all-time best-seller. But failure to recognise Langer's seminal philosophical sources has led to frequent misinterpretations and misunderstandings. Beginning with an overview of Langer's life and education, this study provides a much-needed explanation of how Langer's philosophy of mind and feeling was shaped by four seminal sources: her mentors Henry Sheffer and Alfred North Whitehead and the European philosophers Ernst Cassirer and Ludwig Wittgenstein. By acknowledging the role of Sheffer and Whitehead, Chaplin is able to explain Langer's aesthetics against the background of her earlier work on symbolic logic and argue that aesthetics for Langer does not lie at the margins of philosophy but at its very centre. Shedding new light on Langer as an American philosopher whose innovative thought crosses the customary boundaries between analytic and European philosophy, The Philosophy of Susanne Langer confirms why she continues to have relevance today.
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            ISBN 9781350030558
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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