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Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Jerrold Levinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book is a compendium of writings from the last ten years by one of the leading figures in aesthetics, Jerrold Levinson. It contains twenty-four essays and is divided into seven parts. The first ... More


Everyday Aesthetics

Yuriko Saito

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Everyday aesthetic experiences and concerns occupy a large part of our aesthetic life. However, because of their prevalence and mundane nature, we tend not to pay much attention to them, let alone ... More


Understanding Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to America's Theologian

Gerald R. McDermott (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373431
eISBN:
9780199871681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Many books have been published on Jonathan Edwards (1703-58), widely regarded as the greatest American theologian. Some are by experts who typically write only for fellow specialists. Others are by ... More


The Explanation of Social Action

John Levi Martin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773312
eISBN:
9780199897223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773312.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The social sciences have increasingly placed all their bets on a notion of explanation that turns on linking abstractions through causal relations. This explanatory vocabulary is, if analysts deem it ... More


The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Paul Crowther

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This book explains the perceptual knowledge involved in aesthetic judgements. It does so by linking Kant's aesthetics to a critically upgraded account of his theory of knowledge. This upgraded theory ... More


Wonder Reborn: Creating Sermons on Hymns, Music, and Poetry

Thomas H. Troeger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195398885
eISBN:
9780199866236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398885.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores an issue at the nerve of the long-term health of all churches: how godly wonder can be reborn through renewed attention to the place of beauty in preaching and worship. The book ... More


Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Joanna Demers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387650
eISBN:
9780199863594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387650.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Electronic music since 1980 has splintered into numerous genres and subgenres, communities and subcultures. Given the differences separating academic, popular, and avant-garde electronic musicians, ... More


Finale

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter emphasizes that in offering an alternative to interminablist interpretations of the Kantian aesthetic, the present work has striven to develop avenues of understanding opened up through ... More


Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Frederick C. Beiser

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This book is a re-examination of the rationalist tradition of aesthetics which prevailed in Germany in the late 17th and 18th century. It is partly an historical survey of the central figures and ... More


Latin Poetry and the Judgement of Taste: An Essay in Aesthetics

Charles Martindale

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240401
eISBN:
9780191714337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240401.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The aim of this book is to encourage an interest in the tradition of modern Western aesthetics as it applies to poetry and the arts. It argues that the study of literature today is unduly dominated ... More


Functional Beauty

Glenn Parsons and Allen Carlson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199205240
eISBN:
9780191709296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205240.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book studies the relationship between function and aesthetic value, breaking with the philosophical tradition of seeing the two as separate. It begins by developing and defending, in a general ... More


Artworld Metaphysics

Robert Kraut

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228126
eISBN:
9780191711053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228126.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The artworld is a complicated place. It contains acts of artistic creation, interpretation, evaluation, preservation, misunderstanding, and condemnation. The goal of this book is to turn a critical ... More


The Beauty of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Catacombs to the Eve of the Renaissance

Richard Viladesau

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195188110
eISBN:
9780199784738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518811X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This volume represents the first part of a study of the concept and the symbol of the cross in Christian theology and imagination. It examines the theology of the cross in both its conceptual and ... More


Frontiers of Pleasure: Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199798322
eISBN:
9780199950393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798322.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book calls into question a number of influential modern notions regarding aesthetics by going back to the very beginnings of aesthetic thought in Greece and raising critical issues about Greek ... More


The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Malcolm Budd

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259656
eISBN:
9780191597121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259658.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Consists of four self‐contained essays on the aesthetics of nature, which complement one another by exploring the subject from different points of view. The first is concerned with how the idea of ... More


Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Stephen Davies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book presents a series of chapters devoted to two of the most fundamental topics in the philosophy of art: the distinctive character of artworks and what is involved in understanding them as ... More


Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology

Mark R. Wynn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560387
eISBN:
9780191721175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560387.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book considers some of the ways in which particular places can acquire special religious significance, as sites for prayer or other kinds of devotional activity, and how knowledge of place ... More


Irish Poetry of the 1930s

Alan Gillis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277094
eISBN:
9780191707483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277094.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The 1930s have never really been considered an epoch within Irish literature, even though this period forms one of the most dominant and fascinating contexts in modern British literature. This book ... More


Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Peter Lamarque

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book explores certain fundamental metaphysical aspects of works of art, giving focus to a distinction between works and the materials that underlie or constitute them. This constitutive material ... More


The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art

Paul Crowther

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239314
eISBN:
9780191597275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239319.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Kant's theory of the sublime has become one of the most keenly studied elements in both his own aesthetics and aesthetic theory in general. This book offers a sustained analysis of Kant's theory of ... More


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