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AfternessFigures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Gerhard Richter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book argues that the concept of “afterness” is a key figure in the thought and aesthetics of modernity. It pursues questions such as: What does it mean for something to “follow” something else? ... More

Deaths in VeniceThe Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book provides a philosophical analysis of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions. The book ... More

Doing Aesthetics with ArendtHow to See Things

Doing Aesthetics with Arendt: How to See Things

Cecilia Sjöholm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173087
eISBN:
9780231539906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173087.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Cecilia Sjöholm reads Hannah Arendt as a philosopher of the senses, grappling with questions of vision, hearing, and touch even in her political work. Constructing an Arendtian theory of aesthetics ... More

Head CasesJulia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times

Head Cases: Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times

Elaine Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166829
eISBN:
9780231537117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166829.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

While philosophy and psychoanalysis privilege language and conceptual distinctions and mistrust the image, the philosopher and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva recognizes the power of art and the ... More

A Hunger for AestheticsEnacting the Demands of Art

A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art

Michael Kelly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152921
eISBN:
9780231526784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152921.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book examines the motivations for the critiques that have been applied to the idea of aesthetics and argues that theorists and artists now hunger for a new kind of aesthetics, one better ... More

The Philosopher's PlantAn Intellectual Herbarium

The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

Michael Marder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169035
eISBN:
9780231538138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169035.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in ... More

The Practices of the EnlightenmentAesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

Dorothea von Mücke

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172462
eISBN:
9780231539333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172462.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Rethinking the relationship between eighteenth-century pietistic traditions and Enlightenment thought and practice, this book unravels the complex and often neglected religious origins of modern ... More

Sacred ExchangesImages in Global Context

Sacred Exchanges: Images in Global Context

Robyn Ferrell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148801
eISBN:
9780231504423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148801.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

As the international art market globalizes the indigenous image, it changes its identity, status, value, and purpose in local and larger contexts. Focusing on a school of Australian Aboriginal ... More

Taste as ExperienceThe Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

Nicola Perullo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173483
eISBN:
9780231541428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173483.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Taste as Experience puts the pleasure of food at the center of human experience. It shows how the sense of taste informs our preferences for and relationship to nature, pushes us toward ethical ... More

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