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Aesthetics of Negativity

Aesthetics of Negativity

William S. Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269280
eISBN:
9780823269334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269280.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Blanchot’s writings are distinctive for the ways that negativity takes place in them in terms of the experience of literature, the possibility of the work, and the nature of its language. However, ... More

All EarsThe Aesthetics of Espionage

All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage

Peter Szendy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273959
eISBN:
9780823274000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273959.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The world of international politics has been recently rocked by a seemingly endless series of scandals that are all tied to various practices of auditory surveillance: the NSA’s warrantless ... More

DissonanceAuditory Aesthetics in Ancient Greece

Dissonance: Auditory Aesthetics in Ancient Greece

Sean Alexander Gurd

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823269655
eISBN:
9780823271870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269655.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the four centuries leading up to the death of Euripides in 406 BCE, Greek singers, poets, and theorists delved deep into auditory experience. They charted its capacity to develop topologies ... More

Ecce MonstrumGeorges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form

Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form

Jeremy Biles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227785
eISBN:
9780823235193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227785.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the 1930s, Georges Bataille proclaimed a “ferociously religious” sensibility characterized by simultaneous ecstasy and horror. This book investigates the content and implications ... More

ForceA Fundamental Concept of Aesthetic Anthropology

Force: A Fundamental Concept of Aesthetic Anthropology

Christoph Menke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249725
eISBN:
9780823250691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249725.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book reconceives modern aesthetics by reconstructing its genesis in the 18th century, between Baumgarten's Aesthetics and Kant's Critique of Judgment. Force demonstrates that aesthetics, and ... More

Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy

Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy

Gyula Klima (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262748
eISBN:
9780823266586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262748.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

It is a commonplace in the history of ideas that one of the few medieval philosophical contributions preserved in modern philosophical thought is the idea that mental phenomena are distinguished from ... More

Life DrawingA Deleuzean Aesthetics of Existence

Life Drawing: A Deleuzean Aesthetics of Existence

Gordon C.F. Bearn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244805
eISBN:
9780823250714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244805.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Gilles Deleuze’s publications have attracted enormous attention, but scant attention has been paid to the existential relevance of his writings. In the lineage of Friedrich Nietzsche, this book ... More

The Much-at-Once

The Much-at-Once

Bruce W. Wilshire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823268337
eISBN:
9780823272501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268337.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This reflective journey ventures an open exploration of ecstatically experienced embodiment. It seeks to rediscover the fullness of life in the world by relocating us in a more complete activation of ... More

Musical Meaning and Human Values

Musical Meaning and Human Values

Keith Chapin and Lawrence Kramer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230099
eISBN:
9780823235445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230099.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Musical understanding has evolved dramatically in recent years, principally through a heightened appreciation of musical meaning in its social, cultural, and philosophical dimensions. This book ... More

Musically SublimeIndeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability

Musically Sublime: Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability

Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230631
eISBN:
9780823235452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230631.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book rewrites musically the history and philosophy of the sublime. Music enables us to reconsider the traditional course of sublime feeling on a track from pain to pleasure. ... More

Phantom LimbsOn Musical Bodies

Phantom Limbs: On Musical Bodies

Peter Szendy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267057
eISBN:
9780823272303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267057.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Music invents, constructs, and makes bodies. These are not only technical bodies—those prostheses and artefacts that instruments of music are—but also bodies living a strange life, bodies as strange ... More

The Pleasure in Drawing

The Pleasure in Drawing

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823250936
eISBN:
9780823252671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823250936.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Originally written for an exhibition curated by Jean-Luc Nancy at the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon in 2007, this book addresses the medium of drawing in light of the question of form—of form in its ... More

Responding to LossHeideggerian Reflections on Literature, Architecture, and Film

Responding to Loss: Heideggerian Reflections on Literature, Architecture, and Film

Robert Mugerauer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263240
eISBN:
9780823266494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263240.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy, the Jewish Museum Berlin by Daniel Libeskind, and Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders call on us to face up to, then reflect upon the phenomena of loss, displacement, ... More

The Seeds of ThingsTheorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations

The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations

Jonathan Goldberg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230662
eISBN:
9780823235827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230662.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The title of this book translates one of the many ways in which Lucretius names the basic matter from which the world is made in De rerum natura. For Lucretius, and in the strain of thought following ... More

Sensible Life

Sensible Life

Emanuele Coccia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

We like to imagine ourselves as rational beings who think and speak, yet to live means first and foremost to look, taste, feel, or smell the world around us. But sensibility is not just a faculty: We ... More

Thinking Through the ImaginationAesthetics in Human Cognition

Thinking Through the Imagination: Aesthetics in Human Cognition

John Kaag

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254934
eISBN:
9780823261031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254934.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this book, John Kaag explores the following questions: What is the imagination? And where does the imagination come from? In order to answer these questions, Kaag explains the way that the concept ... More

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