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Philosophy, Aesthetics, Ethics - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range B - BD (Philosophy) and BH - BJ (Aesthetics, Ethics) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • The other side of language : a philosophy of listening / Gemma Corradi Fiumara
    B 105 L54C6713 1995
    We are inhabitants of a culture that knows how to speak but not how to listen. Against a tradition that has endorsed the power of discourse, where warring monologues are mistaken for genuine dialogue, Gemma Corradi Fiumara examines and reveals the other side of language - listening.

  • Writing philosophy : a guide for Canadian students / Lewis Vaughn & Jillian Scott McIntosh
    B 52.7 V38 2012
    This concise manual deftly guides students through the process of writing argumentative, exegetical, and expository essays. With a clear and engaging style, this second Canadian edition incorporates samples of student writing and an abundance of examples carefully chosen to resonate withpost-secondary students, making it the ideal resource for any philosophy course.

  • Resistance in everyday life constructing cultural experiences / Nandita Chaudhary, Pernille Hviid, Giuseppina Marsico, Jakob Waag Villadsen, editors
    B105.R47

  • The pedagogy of compassion at the heart of higher education / Paul Gibbs, editor
    B105.C467

  • Sectarianism and Orestes Brownson in the American Religious Marketplace
    B 908 B64 C67 2017eb

  • The bleak political implications of Socratic religion / Shadia B. Drury
    B318.R45

  • Over the human post-humanism and the concept of animal epiphany / Roberto Marchesini
    B 105 A55 M37 2017eb

  • Religion and humor as emancipating provinces of meaning Michael Barber
    B829.5

  • The significance of the Lvov-Warsaw school in the European culture Anna Bro̊zek, Friedrich Stadler, Jan Woneński, editors
    B4689

  • The Non-reificatory Approach to Belief
    BD418.3

  • Subjectivity and truth : lectures at the Collége de France, 1980-1981 / Michel Foucault ; edited by Frédéric Gros ; general editors, François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana ; translated by Graham Burchell
    B 2430 F723 S83 2017eb

    "The working hypothesis is this:  it is true that sexuality as experience is obviously not independent of codes and systems of prohibitions, but it needs to be recalled straightaway that these codes are astonishingly stable, continuous, and slow to change.  It needs to be recalled also that the way in which they are observed or transgressed also seems to be very stable and very repetitive. On the other hand, the point of historical mobility, what no doubt change most often, what are most fragile, are modalities of experience."

    - Michel Foucault 

    In 1981 Foucault delivered a course of lectures which marked a decisive reorientation in his thought and of the project of a History of Sexuality outlined in 1976.  It was in these lectures that arts of living became the focal point around which he developed a new way of thinking about subjectivity.  It was also the moment when Foucault problematized a conception of ethics understood as the patient elaboration of a relationship of self to self.  It was the study of the sexual experience of the Ancients that made these new conceptual developments possible.  Within this framework, Foucault examined medical writings, tracts on marriage, the philosophy of love, or the prognostic value of erotic dreams, for evidence of a structuration of the subject in his relationship to pleasures ( aphrodisia ) which is prior to the modern construction of a science of sexuality as well as to the Christian fearful obsession with the flesh.  What was actually at stake was establishing that the imposition of a scrupulous and interminable hermeneutics of desire was the invention of Christianity.  But to do this it was necessary to establish the irreducible specificity of ancient techniques of self.

    In these lectures, which clearly foreshadow The Use of Pleasures and The Care of Self , Foucault examines the Greek subordination of gender differences to the primacy of an opposition between active and passive, as well as the development by Imperial stoicism of a model of the conjugal bond which advocates unwavering fidelity and shared feelings and which leads to the disqualification of homosexuality.

  • Value reasoning : on the pragmatic rationality of evaluation / Nicholas Rescher
    B832

  • Gadamer on tradition : historical context and the limits of reflection / Anders Odenstedt
    B3248.G34

  • The aesthetics of dress / Ian W. King
    B 105 B64 K56 2017eb

  • Young people's perspectives on end-of life death,culture and the everyday / Sarah Coombs
    BD444

  • Sound poetics : interaction and personal identity / Sean Street
    B105.S59

  • Identity revisited and reimagined : empirical and theoretical contributions on embodied communication across time and space / Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Aase Lyngvær Hansen, Julie Feilberg, editors
    BD236

  • Sociology, science, and the end of philosophy : how society shapes brains, gods, maths, and logics / Sal Restivo
    B791

  • The Routledge guidebook to Hegel's Phenomenology of spirit / Robert Stern
    B 2929 S65 2013

    The Phenomenology of Spirit is arguably Hegel#65533;s most influential and important work, and is considered to be essential in understanding Hegel#65533;s philosophical system and his contribution to western philosophy. The Routledge Guidebook to Hegel#65533;s Phenomenology of Spirit introduces the major themes in Hegel#65533;s great book and aids the reader in understanding this key work, examining:

    The context of Hegel#65533;s thought and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, meaning and significance The reception the book has received since its publication The relevance of Hegel#65533;s ideas to modern philosophy

    With a helpful introductory overview of the text, end of chapter summaries and further reading included throughout, this text is essential reading for all students of philosophy, and all those wishing to get to grips with Hegel#65533;s contribution to our intellectual world.


  • Clear thinking in a blurry world / Tim Kenyon
    B 809.2 K36 2008
    A ground-up Canadian text, Clear Thinking in a Blurry World offers a new way of examining the discipline of critical thinking. This text focuses on critical thinking as it applies to philosophy and cognition, rather than the typical 'formal logic lite' approach.

    Clear Thinking in a Blurry World includes many practical sections that are not commonly found in books in this market--material on numeracy and statistical analysis. Through this text, students will examine sources of information--from social exchanges, to science, to mainstream media--in detail, as well as the cognitive and social psychology of biases.

    This text aims directly at teaching, or beginning to teach, a broad set of knowledge, skills, and habits properly called critical reasoning faculties. Students using this text will enhance their ability to:

    -recognize and classify reliable and unreliable forms of reasoning

    -understand reasoning about evidence, including some central concepts of statistics and probability

    -anticipate the cognitive and social factors that make us susceptible to particular reasoning errors

    -critically examine science--and popular conceptions of science--in relation to the problem of how to believe reasonable things

    -examine the media and other main sources of information about the world to see how they might be unreliable, and under what circumstances


  • Earth and world : philosophy after the Apollo missions / Kelly Oliver
    B 805 O46 2015
    Critically engaging the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, and Jacques Derrida together with her own observations on contemporary politics, environmental degradation, and the pursuit of a just and sustainable world, Kelly Oliver lays the groundwork for a politics and ethics that embraces otherness without exploiting difference. Rooted firmly in human beings' relationship to the planet and to each other, Oliver shows peace is possible only if we maintain our ties to earth and world.

    Oliver begins with Immanuel Kant and his vision of politics grounded on earth as a finite surface shared by humans. She then incorporates Hannah Arendt's belief in plural worlds constituted through human relationships; Martin Heidegger's warning that alienation from the Earth endangers not only politics but also the very essence of being human; and Jacques Derrida's meditations on the singular worlds individuals, human and otherwise, create and how they inform the reality we inhabit. Each of these theorists, Oliver argues, resists the easy idealism of world citizenship and globalism, yet they all think about the earth against the globe to advance a grounded ethics. They contribute to a philosophy that avoids globalization's totalizing and homogenizing impulses and instead help build a framework for living within and among the world's rich biodiversity.

  • The Structuralist controversy : the languages of criticism and the sciences of man / edited by Richard Macksey and Eugenio Donato
    B 841.4 L33 1972

  • Il faut défendre la société : cours au Collège de France, 1975-1976 / Michel Foucault ; édition établie, dans le cadre de l'Association pour le Centre Michel Foucault, sous la direction de François Ewald et Alessandro Fontana, par Mauro Bertani et Alessandro Fontana
    B 2430 F723 F68 1997

  • Treatise on the soul / John Blund ; edited by D.A. Callus & R.W. Hunt ; with a new introduction and English translation by Michael W. Dunne
    B 765 B663 T743 2013
    Since the publication of the edition of John Blund's Tractatus de anima by the British Academy in 1970 there has been widespread acceptance of the importance of this text for the history of thought. Blund (ca. 1175-1248) was probably one of the first commentators on the libri naturales atParis before the prohibition of 1210, and later introduced them to Oxford. Indeed, apart from the prohibitions of 1210 and 1215, the De anima of Blund is the one text which sheds light on the first reception of Aristotle at Paris. The text was probably composed at Paris, before 1204. Blund taught arts at Paris ca. 1200-1205, then at Oxford towards 1207-1209. He returned to study theology at Paris during the interdict (1208-1214) and the contemporaneous suspension of the schools at Oxford (1209-1214). He was regent in theology at Paris for twelve years, and taught theology atOxford after 1229.With the Tractatus a whole area of philosophical speculation - namely Greek and Arabic psychology - arrived at Oxford, where it would continue to grow and be debated throughout the century. Blund did not know Averroes but he reflects the state of Latin Aristotelianism during the first third of thethirteenth century. Like his contemporaries Blund regarded the De anima of Avicenna as a commentary on Aristotle; indeed they found it clearer than the text of Aristotle and were guided by it. Blund is faithful to Aristotle and to Avicenna, rejecting, for example, the binarium famosissimum drawnfrom the Fons vitae of Avicebron. In expounding the doctrine of Aristotle and following the plan laid out by Avicenna, he considers the arguments for and against before offering his own reasoned position in the solutio. He defends the role of the philosopher as considering the nature of the soul andas distinct from theological considerations.This new English translation makes available this important text to a wider audience of scholars interested in philosophy, theology, medieval history and the history of science and psychology. Students who are learning medieval Latin will be able to follow the original Latin with the help of theparallel translation and text notes.

  • Kant's radical subjectivism : perspectives on the transcendental deduction / Dennis Schulting
    BD161

  • Encouraging openness : essays for Joseph Agassi on the occasion of his 90th birthday / Nimrod Bar-Am, Stefano Gattei, editor
    B833

  • The Doctrine of Being in Hegel's Science of Logic A Critical Commentary
    B1-5802

  • LOGICAL EMPIRICISM AND PRAGMATISM
    B824.6

  • Consciousness from a broad perspective : a philosophical and interdisciplinary introduction / Anders Hedman
    B808.9

  • Human dignity : establishing worth and seeking solutions / Edward Sieh, Judy McGregor, editors
    BJ1533.D45

  • Wittgenstein on aesthetic understanding / Garry L. Hagberg, editor
    B3376.W564

    This book investigates the significance of Wittgenstein's philosophy for aesthetic understanding. Focusing on the aesthetic elements of Wittgenstein's philosophical work, the authors explore connections to contemporary currents in aesthetic thinking and the illuminating power of Wittgenstein's philosophy when considered in connection with the interpretation of specific works of literature, music, and the arts. The chapters presented here show what aesthetic understanding consists of and how we achieve it, how it might be articulated, and why it is important. At a time of strong renewal of interest in Wittgenstein's philosophy of mind and language, this book offers insight into the connections between the understanding of persons and the understanding of art.


  • Kant's ethics and the same-sex marriage debate an introduction
    B2799.E8

  • Phenomenology and the primacy of the political : essays in honor of Jacques Taminiaux / Véronique M. Fóti, Pavlos Kontos, editors
    B829.5

  • A companion to Wittgenstein on education pedagogical investigations / Michael A. Peters, Jeff Stickney, editors
    B3376.W564

    This book, bringing together contributions by forty-five authors from fourteen countries, represents mostly new material from both emerging and seasoned scholars in the field of philosophy of education.  Topics range widely both within and across the four parts of the book: Wittgenstein's biography and style as an educator and philosopher, illustrating the pedagogical dimensions of his early and late philosophy; Wittgenstein's thought and methods in relation to other philosophers such as Cavell, Dewey, Foucault, Hegel and the Buddha; contrasting investigations of training in relation to initiation into forms of life, emotions, mathematics and the arts (dance, poetry, film, and drama), including questions from theory of mind (nativism vs. initiation into social practices), neuroscience, primate studies, constructivism and relativity; and the role of Wittgenstein's philosophy in religious studies and moral philosophy, as well as their profound impact on his own life. 

    This collection explores Wittgenstein not so much as a philosopher who provides a method for teaching or analyzing educational concepts but rather as one who approaches philosophical questions from a pedagogical point of view.  Wittgenstein's philosophy is essentially pedagogical: he provides pictures, drawings, analogies, similes, jokes, equations, dialogues with himself, questions and wrong answers, experiments and so on, as a means of shifting our thinking, or of helping us escape the pictures that hold us captive.



  • Gorgias / Plato ; translated, with introduction and notes, by Donald J. Zeyl
    B 371 A5 Z48 1987

    This is an excellent translation. It achieves a very high standard of accuracy and readability, two goals very difficult to attain in combination when it comes to such a master of prose and philosophical argument as Plato. Because of this the book is suitable for courses at all levels in philosophy, from introductory courses on Plato, or problems in Philosophy, to graduate seminars. --Gerasimos Santas, Teaching Philosophy


  • Theaetetus / Plato ; translated by John McDowell ; with an introduction and notes by Lesley Brown
    B 386 A5 M3 2014
    "What exactly is knowledge?"The Theaetetus is a seminal text in the philosophy of knowledge, and is acknowledged as one of Plato's finest works. Cast as a conversation between Socrates and a clever but modest student, Theaetetus, it explores one of the key issues in philosophy: what is knowledge? Though no definite answer isreached, the discussion is penetrating and wide-ranging, covering the claims of perception to be knowledge, the theory that all is in motion, and the perennially tempting idea that knowledge and truth are relative to different individuals or states. The inquirers go on to explore the connectionbetween knowledge and true judgement, and the famous threefold definition of knowledge as justified true belief. Packed with subtle arguments, the dialogue is also a work of literary genius, with an unforgettable portrait of Socrates as a midwife of wisdom. This new edition uses the acclaimed translation by John McDowell. It includes a valuable introduction that locates the work in Plato's oeuvre, and explains some of the competing interpretations of its overall meaning. The notes elucidate Plato's arguments and draw connections within the work andwith other philosophical discussions.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expertintroductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Ethics / Benedict de Spinoza ; edited and translated by Edwin Curley ; with an introduction by Stuart Hampshire
    B 3973 E5 C8 1996

    A profoundly beautiful and uniquely insightful description of the universe, Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics is one of the masterpieces of Enlightenment-era philosophy. This Penguin Classics edition is edited and translated from the Latin by Edwin Curley, with an introduction by Stuart Hampshire.

    Published shortly after his death, the Ethics is undoubtedly Spinoza's greatest work - an elegant, fully cohesive cosmology derived from first principles, providing a coherent picture of reality, and a guide to the meaning of an ethical life. Following a logical step-by-step format, it defines in turn the nature of God, the mind, the emotions, human bondage to the emotions, and the power of understanding - moving from a consideration of the eternal, to speculate upon humanity's place in the natural order, the nature of freedom and the path to attainable happiness. A powerful work of elegant simplicity, the Ethics is a brilliantly insightful consideration of the possibility of redemption through intense thought and philosophical reflection.

    The Ethics is presented in the standard translation of the work by Edwin Curley. This edition also includes an introduction by Stuart Hampshire, outlining Spinoza's philosophy and placing it in context.

    Baruch Spinoza (1632-77), later known as Benedict de Spinoza, was born in Amsterdam, where his orthodox Jewish family had fled from persecution in Portugal. Ethics was published in 1677 after his death, and his influence spread to the nineteenth century: inspiring the Romantic poets, winning the respect of Flaubert and Matthew Arnold, and moving George Eliot, who admired him as the enemy of superstition and the hero of scientific rationalism, to begin a translation of his works.

    If you enjoyed Ethics , you might like Rene Descartes' Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings, also available in Penguin Classics.

    'The noblest and most lovable of the great philosophers ... ethically he is supreme'
    Bertrand Russell


  • Observations upon experimental philosophy : abridged, with related texts / Margaret Cavendish ; edited, with an introduction by Eugene Marshall
    B 1299 N273 O27 2016

    "Margaret Cavendish's philosophical work is at last taking its rightful place in the history of seventeenth-century thought, but her writings are so voluminous and wide-ranging that introducing her work to students has been difficult--at least until this volume came along. This carefully edited abridgment of Observations upon Experimental Philosophy will be indispensable for making Cavendish's fascinating ideas accessible to students. Marshall's Introduction provides a helpful overview of themes in Cavendish's natural philosophy, and the footnotes contain useful background information about some of the texts and philosophers that Cavendish mentions. The additional selections from Descartes, Hobbes, Boyle, and Hooke also help contextualize Cavendish's views." --Deborah Boyle, College of Charleston


  • Discourse on metaphysics and other writings : Discourse on metaphysics, the principles of nature and of grace, the monadology / Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz ; edited by Peter Loptson and translated by Robert Latta and George R. Montgomery, with revisions by Peter Loptson
    B 2558 L6613 2012

    This is an edition of what are arguably Leibniz's three most important presentations of his metaphysical system: the Discourse on Metaphysics, from 1686, and The Principles of Nature and of Grace and The Monadology, from 1714. Based on the Latta and Montgomery translations and revised by the editor, these texts set out the essentials of Leibniz's mature metaphysical views. The edition includes an introductory essay and a set of appendices of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century texts, which help illuminate and contextualize Leibniz's ideas. Among these are extensive passages from Leibniz's Theodicy, many of which are cited in The Monadology.


  • Qui suis-je? : Léonie et ses questions existentielles / Josepha Calcerano ; avec des illustrations d'Anne-Catherine Walch
    BD 438.5 C35 2016eb

  • Philosopher, de l'opinion à la conviction / Daniel Hébert, Richard Maltais Desjardins ; préface de Normand Baillargeon
    BD 171 H37 2016eb
    Désormais, tout le monde peut intervenir, donner son opinion, mais il va de soi que toutes les opinions ne se valent pas. Aussi, ce manuel s'adresse à quiconque souhaite prendre position dans un débat ou évaluer de manière critique une position qu'on lui présente comme vraie.Echanger à propos des buts et des idéaux avec les membres de nos groupes d'appartenance nous permet de faire évoluer notre pensée de la simple opinion vers la conviction. La poursuite du dialogue, à des degrés divers, devient ainsi prioritaire pour tout être humain qui aspire à contribuer à l'évolution de sa société.Apprendre à faire preuve d'esprit critique pour justifier rationnellement nos croyances est un programme ambitieux, certes, mais accessible. Il suffira d'adopter une approche résolument épistémologique, c'est-à-dire une approche qui privilégie une recherche rigoureuse de la connaissance. Telle est la proposition des auteurs de cet ouvrage.

  • La pratique du dialogue philosophique au secondaire : vers une dialogique entre théories et pratiques / Mathieu Gagnon et Sébastien Yergeau
    B 105 C45G34 2016eb

  • Le bien justifi⥠: une lecture contemporaine de la synthᥳe philosophico-juridique de Vladimir S. Soloviev / Athanase Giocas
    B 4267 G56 2016eb

  • Le Sujet "archéologique" et boécien : hommage institutionnel et amical à Alain de Libera / sous la direction de Claude Lafleur
    BD 223 S85 2016eb
    Il y a d'abord un sujet unique concrétisé dans un homme d'exception, Alain de Libera, dont l'oeuvre abondante et novatrice est également exceptionnelle, bien au-delà du champ pourtant déjà si étendu -- millénaire -- de la philosophie médiévale ; il y a ensuite une institution, l'Université Laval (Québec), un sujet-support universitaire, qui a reconnu ces faits et en a témoigné par la remise d'un doctorat honoris causa, consolidant ainsi les liens d'amitié avec le sujet récipiendaire, au moment où, parallèlement, le philosophe médiéviste venait d'être nommé, au Collège de France, titulaire de la Chaire, recréée cinq décennies après le départ d'Etienne Gilson, d'Histoire de la philosophie médiévale ; il y a aussi le sujet, si cher à la modernité, dont une archéologie philosophique, de manière insigne, met au jour, en le dégageant, le socle curieusement inversé sur lequel il repose suite à un renversement séculaire (les pages ici offertes fournissant, sous la guise d'un condensé original aux accents de biographie intellectuelle, un « compagnon » à la lecture éclairée du grand cycle de l'Archéologie du sujet) ; il y a enfin « la théorie dite du sujet unique » reconnue et examinée par le récipiendaire dans l'exposé boécien sur les universaux où elle est d'abord énoncée, en attendant que l'on réfléchisse encore (avec J. Carrier et C. Lafleur) sur cet unum subiectum, avec sa nécessaire neutralité -- préfigurant (sans vouloir ainsi sacrifier « au mouvement rétrograde du vrai ») l'intuition husserlienne de l'essence pure (Wesensanschauung) -- dans le Second commentaire sur l'Isagoge de Porphyre (en contraste avec le statut de paradigme « ontologique » de son équivalent, la simplex forma par ailleurs sommet cognitif, dans la Consolation de Philosophie), un sujet unique dont une interprétation nominaliste (inspirée à C. Panaccio par Ockham et Buridan) admet la possibilité logico-grammaticale ou la bivalence ontologico-sémantique, la perspective ockhamiste, prioritairement développée ici, pouvant facilement se voir attribuer, pour une partie, un prodrome abélardien.

  • Introductions to the Wissenschaftslehre and other writings, 1797-1800 / J.G. Fichte ; edited and translated, with an introduction and notes, by Daniel Breazeale
    B 2808 1994

    These selections provide a brief but comprehensive introduction to Fichte's philosophical system and his place in the history of German Idealism. In addition to some of Fichte's most influential texts, such as the First and Second Introductions to the Wissenschaftslehre and The Basis of Our Belief in a Divine Governance of the World, Breazeale has translated, for the first time into English, several other writings from the same period, including Attempt at a New Presentation of the Wissenschaftslehre, Other short essays, including Fichte's replies to the charge of atheism, extend the discussions of the Introductions and respond to criticisms. Breazeale's substantial Introduction supplies the context needed for a sound appreciation of Fichte's enterprise and achievement.


  • Memorabilia / Xenophon ; translated and annotated by Amy L. Bonnette ; with an introduction by Christopher Bruell
    B 316 X2 B66 1994
    The Memorabilia, a tribute of an affectionate student to his teacher, is valuable both as a work of philosophy in its own right and as a complement to the study of Plato's dialogues. This translation is based on the 1934 text edited by Charles Hude. It is prefaced by a substantial introduction by C

  • The shorter Socratic writings : apology of Socrates to the jury, Oeconomicus, and Symposium: translations, with interpretive essays and notes / Xenophon ; edited by Robert C. Bartlett
    B 316 X5 B37 1996
    A new translation of three dialogues by Xenophon, dedicated to his teacher Socrates and with interpretive essays and notes written by five political scientists. The Apology of Socrates to the Jury documents Socrates conduct when he was tried on capital charges. Oeconomicus describes Socrates' conver

  • Conversations on art and aesthetics / Hans Maes
    BH 39 M3195 2017
    What is art? What counts as an aesthetic experience? Does art have to beautiful? Can one reasonably dispute about taste? What is the relation between aesthetic and moral evaluations? How to interpret a work of art? Can we learn anything from literature, film or opera? What is sentimentality?What is irony? How to think philosophically about architecture, dance, or sculpture? What makes something a great portrait? Is music representational or abstract? Why do we feel terrified when we watch a horror movie even though we know it to be fictional? In Conversations on Art and Aesthetics, Hans Maes discusses these and other key questions in aesthetics with ten world-leading philosophers of art: Noel Carroll, Gregory Currie, Arthur Danto, Cynthia Freeland, Paul Guyer, Carolyn Korsmeyer, Jerrold Levinson, Jenefer Robinson, Roger Scruton, andKendall Walton.The exchanges are direct, open, and sharp, and give a clear account of these thinkers' core ideas and intellectual development. They also offer new insights into, and a deeper understanding of, contemporary issues in the philosophy of art.

  • Political utopias : contemporary debates / edited by Kevin Vallier and Michael Weber
    B 105 J87 P65 2017
    Political theory, from antiquity to the present, has been divided over the relationship between the requirements of justice and the limitations of persons and institutions to meet those requirements. Some theorists hold that a theory of justice should be utopian or idealistic - that thederivation of the correct principles of justice should not take into account human and institutional limitations. Others insist on a realist or non-utopian view, according to which feasibility - facts about what is possible given human and institutional limitations - is a constraint on principles ofjustice. In recent years, the relationship between the ideal and the real has become the subject of renewed scholarly interest. This anthology aims to represent the contemporary state of this classic debate. By and large, contributors to the volume deny that the choice between realism and idealism is binary. Rather, there is a continuum between realism and idealism that locates these extremes of each view at opposite poles. The contributors, therefore, tend to occupy middle positions, only leaning inthe ideal or non-ideal direction. Together, their contributions not only represent a wide array of attractive positions in the new literature on the topic, but also collectively advance how we understand the difference between idealism and realism itself.

  • The outward mind : materialist aesthetics in Victorian science and literature / Benjamin Morgan
    BH 301 P78 M67 2017
    Though underexplored in contemporary scholarship, the Victorian attempts to turn aesthetics into a science remain one of the most fascinating aspects of that era. In The Outward Mind , Benjamin Morgan approaches this period of innovation as an important origin point for current attempts to understand art or beauty using the tools of the sciences. Moving chronologically from natural theology in the early nineteenth century to laboratory psychology in the early twentieth, Morgan draws on little-known archives of Victorian intellectuals such as William Morris, Walter Pater, John Ruskin, and others to argue that scientific studies of mind and emotion transformed the way writers and artists understood the experience of beauty and effectively redescribed aesthetic judgment as a biological adaptation. Looking beyond the Victorian period to humanistic critical theory today, he also shows how the historical relationship between science and aesthetics could be a vital resource for rethinking key concepts in contemporary literary and cultural criticism, such as materialism, empathy, practice, and form. At a moment when the tumultuous relationship between the sciences and the humanities is the subject of ongoing debate, Morgan argues for the importance of understanding the arts and sciences as incontrovertibly intertwined.

  • Heidegger y el problema del espacio / Didier Franck ; traducción y presentación de René Ceceña Álvarez
    B 3279 H49 F6818 2011

  • En torno a fronteras e intelectuales : Conceptualizaciones, itinerarios y coyunturas institucionales
    B 1003 E53 2014

  • A Croce reader : aesthetics, philosophy, history, and literary criticism / Benedetto Croce ; edited and translated by Massimo Verdicchio
    B 3614 C72 E57 2017

    Benedetto Croce was a historian, humanist, political figure, and the foremost Italian philosopher of the early twentieth-century.

    A Croce Reader brings together the author's most important works across the fields of aesthetics, philosophy, history, literary criticism, and the Baroque and presents the "other" Croce that has been erased by scholarly tradition, including by Croce himself. Massimo Verdicchio traces the progress of Croce as a thinker, focusing on his philosophy of absolute historicism and its aesthetic implications. Unlike other anthologies, A Croce Reader includes essays from the Aesthetics of 1902 and key studies on Vico, Hegel, and Pirandello. Verdicchio's masterful translation of the source material welcomes specialists and non-specialists alike to discover the "other" Croce for themselves.


  • Sontag and the camp aesthetic : advancing new perspectives / edited by Bruce E. Drushel and Brian M. Peters
    BH 301 C36 S66 2017
    Sontag and the Camp Aesthetic: Advancing New Perspectives marks 50 years of writing and cultural production on the phenomenon of camp since Susan Sontag's 1964 cornerstone essay "Notes on 'Camp'." It provides cutting-edge theory and understanding on ways to read and interpret camp through a collection of essays from historical, theoretical, and cultural perspectives. It includes varied subject areas including camp icons, stylistics periods, and important and representative texts from television, film, and literature. These essays create a scholarly conversation that understands camp as not only signifier or aesthetic but also a language, mode, and style that goes beyond its initial linguistic and semiotic guise. The contributors, representing a diverse group of established and rising scholars, explore camp as a largely queer genre that includes varying modes of understanding of desire and of the self outside a hegemonic model of heteronormativity.

  • Emotions, values, and agency / Christine Tappolet
    B 105 E46 T37 2016
    The emotions we experience are crucial to who we are, to what we think, and to what we do. But what are emotions, exactly, and how do they relate to agency? The aim of this book is to spell out an account of emotions, which is grounded on analogies between emotions and sensory experiences, andto explore the implications of this account for our understanding of human agency. The central claim is that emotions consist in perceptual experiences of values, such as the fearsome, the disgusting or the admirable. A virtue of this account is that it affords a better grasp of a variety ofinterconnected phenomena, such as motivation, values, responsibility and reason-responsiveness. In the process of exploring the implications of the Perceptual Theory of emotions, several claims are proposed. First, emotions normally involve desires that set goals, but they can be contemplative in that they can occur without any motivation. Second, evaluative judgements can be understood interms of appropriate emotions in so far as appropriateness is taken to consist in correct representation. Third, by contrast with what Strawsonian theories hold, the concept of moral responsibility is not response-dependent, but the relationship between emotions and moral responsibility is mediatedby values. Finally, in so far as emotions are perceptions of values, they can be considered to be perceptions of practical reasons, so that on certain conditions, acting on the basis of one's emotions can consist in responding to one's reasons.

  • Midnight : the tempest essays / Molly Nesbit
    BH 39 N44 2017
    Midnight: The Tempest Essays , the second book in Molly Nesbit's Pre-Occupations series, returns the question of pragmatism to the everyday critical practice of the art historian working in the late 20th century. These essays take their cues from the work of specific artists and writers, beginning in the late 1960s, a time when critical commentary found itself in a political and philosophical crisis.
    Illustrated case studies on Eug#65533;ne Atget, Marcel Duchamp, Jean-Luc Godard, Cindy Sherman, Louise Lawler, Rachel Whiteread, Gabriel Orozco, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lawrence Weiner, Nancy Spero, Rem Koolhaas, Martha Rosler, Gerhard Richter, Matthew Barney and Richard Serra, among others, continue the legacy of a pragmatism that has endured while debates over postmodernism and French philosophy raged.

  • Obras completas / María Zambrano ; edición dirigida por Jesús Moreno Sanz.
    B 4568 Z34 A2 2011

  • Critique of everyday life / Henri Lefebvre ; translated by John Moore ; with a preface by Michel Trebitsch
    BD 431 L36513 1991
    Henri Lefebvre's three-volume Critique of Everyday Life is perhaps the richest, most prescient work by one of the twentieth century's greatest philosophers. Written at the birth of post-war consumerism, the Critique was a philosophical inspiration for the 1968 student revolution in France and is considered to be the founding text of all that we know as cultural studies, as well as a major influence on the fields of contemporary philosophy, geography, sociology, architecture, political theory and urbanism. A work of enormous range and subtlety, Lefebvre takes as his starting-point and guide the "trivial" details of quotidian experience: an experience colonized by the commodity, shadowed by inauthenticity, yet one which remains the only source of resistance and change. This is an enduringly radical text, untilmely today only in its intransigence and optimism. Volume One is a groundbreaking analysis of the alienating phenomena of daily life under capitalism.
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