By Tom Rockmore
By Tom Rockmore
By Noël Carroll
By Edison Petenussi,Graciela Deri de Codina
By François Jullien,Krzysztof Fijalkowski,Michael Richardson
By Steven Gimbel
Isn’t That Clever offers a brand new account of the character of humor – the cleverness account – in line with which humor is intentional conspicuous acts of playful cleverness. via defining humor during this manner, solutions are available to longstanding questions on humor ethics (Are there jokes which are improper to inform? Are there jokes which can basically learn via sure people?) and humor aesthetics (What makes for an excellent shaggy dog story? Is humor subjective?). as well as humor generally, Isn’t That Clever asks questions about comedy as an paintings shape similar to no matter if there are limits to what should be acknowledged in facing a heckler and the way will we verify no matter if one comic has stolen jokes from another.
By Julia Simon
Renowned for his effect as a political thinker, a author, and an autobiographer, Jean-Jacques Rousseau is understood additionally for his lifelong curiosity in track. He composed operas and different musical items, invented a approach of numbered musical notation, engaged in public debates approximately song, and wrote at size approximately musical thought. severe research of Rousseau’s paintings in song has been largely the area of musicologists, infrequently related to the paintings of students of political conception or literary reviews. In Rousseau one of the Moderns, Julia Simon places forth clean interpretations of The Social Contract, the Discourse at the beginning of Inequality, and the Confessions, in addition to different texts. She hyperlinks Rousseau’s knowing of key innovations in song, comparable to tuning, concord, melody, and shape, to the the most important challenge of the individual’s dating to the social order. the alternative of tune because the privileged aesthetic item permits Rousseau to achieve perception into the position of the cultured realm relating to the social and political physique in methods usually linked to later thinkers. Simon argues that a lot of Rousseau’s “modernism” is living within the detailed position that he assigns to tune in forging communal family.
By Eugene O'Brien
By Jinhee Choi,Mattias Frey
This quantity seems to be on the importance and variety of moral questions that pertain to varied movie practices. assorted philosophical traditions supply worthwhile frameworks to debate spectators’ affective and emotional engagement with movie, which could functionality as a moral floor for one’s connection to others and to the realm open air the self. those traditions surround theories of emotion, phenomenology, the philosophy of compassion, and analytic and continental moral pondering and environmental ethics. This anthology is among the first volumes to open up a discussion between those assorted methodologies. members convey to the fore many of the assumptions implicitly shared among those theories and forge a brand new courting among them to be able to discover the ethical engagement of the spectator and the moral outcomes of either generating and eating films
By Doris Berger
This booklet bridges a niche among paintings historical past, movie stories and pop culture by means of investigating how the movie style of biopics adapts written biographies. It identifies the performance of the biopic style and explores its implication for a favored paintings historical past that's projected at the sizeable reveal for a mass audience.
By Glenn Parsons
The Philosophy of Design is an advent to the elemental philosophical matters raised via the modern perform of layout. the 1st ebook to systematically learn layout from the point of view of latest philosophy, it deals a extensive standpoint, ranging throughout key philosophical parts comparable to aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics and ethics.
The first a part of the e-book explores imperative concerns concerning the nature of layout and its items, and the rationality of layout tools. A significant subject is that Modernist principles, resembling these provided by way of bathrooms and Gropius, offer vital responses to those philosophical matters. within the moment a part of the ebook, those Modernist rules function touchstones within the exploration of key matters for layout, together with: where of aesthetics in layout; design?s relation to private expression; the which means of functionality; and design?s relation to consumerism. The social accountability of designers, and the effect of layout perform on moral reasoning also are discussed.
Written in an obtainable sort, The Philosophy of Design offers a brand new standpoint on layout and a provocative reassessment of the Modernist legacy. it's going to have interaction scholars and architects with present philosophical debates, supporting them to deliver into clearer concentration the that means of latest layout, and its particular demanding situations and possibilities.