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2. Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll

2. Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll  

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
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9780191865633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826613.003.0002
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The experiences that would count as aesthetic in some sense are very diverse, and it is challenging to find something they have in common. ‘Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll’ considers four ... More
7. Global aesthetics

7. Global aesthetics  

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2019
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826613.003.0007
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How does your aesthetic experience depend on what culture you grew up in? ‘Global aesthetics’ explains that much of it is due to the abundance of top–down influences on perception. But how ... More
4. Aesthetics and the self

4. Aesthetics and the self  

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2019
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‘Aesthetics and the self’ explains how we take our aesthetic preferences to be a big part of who we are, but how these preferences change surprisingly quickly and often without us noticing. ... More
4. Everyday beauty

4. Everyday beauty  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0004
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‘Everyday beauty’ discusses the very ‘minimal beauty’ which is a permanent interest of rational beings as they strive to achieve order in their surroundings and to be at home in their ... More
1. Kant and modernity

1. Kant and modernity  

Andrew Bowie

in German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777561
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.003.0001
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‘Kant and modernity’ argues that Kant's philosophy has to be grasped as part of the larger historical picture of which it is an expression. This is because the assumption that things have a ... More
6. Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and the ‘death of God’

6. Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and the ‘death of God’  

Andrew Bowie

in German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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‘Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and the “death of God”’ looks at the questioning of self-determination in the work of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. The importance of Greek tragedy to German ... More
9. Critical Theory

9. Critical Theory  

Andrew Bowie

in German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.003.0009
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Taking as an example the economic crash of 2008–9, ‘Critical Theory’ asks how individual agents or groups of agents could regard their actions as justifiable and rational, while the actual ... More
10. Can there be objectivity in taste?

10. Can there be objectivity in taste?  

Stephen Gaukroger

in Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606696.003.0010
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‘Can there be objectivity in taste?’ considers aesthetics. What are the features of aesthetic objectivity? It may appear that issues in aesthetics are similar to ethics. However, the single ... More
1. Blood and beauty

1. Blood and beauty  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776014
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0001
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‘Blood and beauty’ examines why blood has been used in so much art. Artwork in recent years has incorporated a lot of horror. Photographers have shown corpses or the grisly severed heads of ... More
3. Classical narrative: history, jottings, and tales of the strange

3. Classical narrative: history, jottings, and tales of the strange  

Sabina Knight

in Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365739
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10.1093/actrade/9780195392067.003.0003
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‘Classical narrative: history, jottings, and tales of the strange’ reviews narrative forms in Chinese literature. Fictional elements were common in early narrative, and it was not until the ... More
Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction  

Bence Nanay

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Oct 2019
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9780191865633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826613.001.0001
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Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste. It doesn’t just consider traditional artistic experiences such as artworks in a museum or an opera ... More
6. Taste and order

6. Taste and order  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0006
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In a democratic culture, it may seem presumptuous to claim to have better taste than someone else. According to ‘Taste and order’, taste is intimately bound up with our personal life and ... More
1. Introduction: the varieties of objectivity

1. Introduction: the varieties of objectivity  

Stephen Gaukroger

in Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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9780191778216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606696.003.0001
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‘Introduction: the varieties of objectivity’ describes objectivity as a distinctively human trait. Objectivity requires us to stand back from our perceptions, our beliefs and opinions, to ... More
6. Beauty and design

6. Beauty and design  

Roger Scruton

in Kant: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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9780191775482
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801999.003.0006
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Kant's writings on religion show an attempt at the systematic demystification of theology. ‘Beauty and design’ analyses Kant's writings on religion and touches upon Kant's aesthetics. An ... More
1. Lost in the museum

1. Lost in the museum  

Bence Nanay

in Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2019
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The Greek word aesthesis means ‘perception’ and when the German philosopher Alexander Baumgarten (1714–62) introduced the concept of ‘aesthetics’ in 1750, what he meant by it was precisely ... More
Goethe: A Very Short Introduction

Goethe: A Very Short Introduction  

Ritchie Robertson

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191785764
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689255.001.0001
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Goethe: A Very Short Introduction covers the life and work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832): scientist, administrator, artist, art critic, and supreme literary writer ... More
German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Bowie

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777561
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.001.0001
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9780199569250
German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction discusses the idea that that German philosophy forms one of the most revealing responses to the problems of ‘modernity’, addressing ... More
Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Gaukroger

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606696.001.0001
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9780199606696
Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction explores the theoretical and practical problems of objectivity by assessing the basic questions raised by it. Is objectivity possible? ... More
2. Paradigms and purposes

2. Paradigms and purposes  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776014
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0002
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9780192804631
Contemporary artists who create work using blood, urine, maggots, and plastic surgery are successors of past artists who took sex, violence, and war as their subjects. ‘Paradigms and ... More
6. Contradictions

6. Contradictions  

Julian Stallabrass

in Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191776175
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806468.003.0006
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9780192806468
As a result of recent events such as global recession and the rise of radical political movements, some very diverse views about art are beginning to be aired. ‘Contradictions’ cites ... More

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