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...al-Maqassari, Muhammad al-Malati, Abu’l-Husayn Abu’l-Husayn Muhammad b. Ahmad ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Malati was born at Malatya, a city in the southern part of modern Turkey. His date of birth is unknown. He died at ‘Asqalan in 337/987, hence...

Plato (c. 427–347 BCE)

Aesthetics: The Key Thinkers

Continuum, 2012

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...With respect to the arts, Plato is most famous for purportedly banning one particular art form—poetry—from the Republic, his ideal state. Another very common attribution is that he defines art as representation. Often enough, overviews...

Living the Pyrrhonian Way

Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...An earlier version was read to a symposium on my own work at the University of Liverpool in September 2010: I am grateful to my auditors, especially Sam Clark, Daniel Hill, Michael McGhee, John Skorupski, and Panayiota Vassilopoulou.What...

Aristotle (384–322 BCE)

Aesthetics: The Key Thinkers

Continuum, 2012

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...The Poetics by Aristotle is the first and most important work of a philosophical account of an art form ever written. In the Greek, the title means, “On the poetic [craft]” (Peri poētikēs), but much of the Poetics focuses on a specific...

Introduction

Anna Christina Ribeiro

Anna Christina Ribeiro is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas Tech University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The word “aesthetics” traces its root to the ancient Greek word for sense perception (αἴσθησις, aisthêsis); on that basis one might be justified in presuming that this book is concerned with the science of perception in general. But words...

Socratic Inspirations

Gail Linsenbard

Gail Linsenbard teaches philosophy at New York University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Starting with Sartre

Continuum, 2010

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...In reality, seeking is seeking, that is, it implies the permanent risk of not finding, of dying without having found. To say that I have found is to make myself into God’s puppet. The Task of Philosophy It is difficult to find...

The Iron Cage: Wittgenstein

David Roberts

David Roberts is Emeritus Professor, School of Languages and Cultures, Monash University, Melbourne. Co-editor of the journal Thesis Eleven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy is Associate Professor of Communications at the Monash University, Australia. He is also the co-editor of the journal Thesis Eleven. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dialectic of Romanticism : A Critique of Modernism

Continuum, 2004

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...From beginning to end, Mies's designs were essays in Openness. His 1922 Plan for a Glass Skyscraper envisaged a soaring tower of transparency.The idea was adapted by Philip Johnson for his 1980 Crystal Cathedral, designed...

The Anagogic Image

Douglas Hedley

Douglas Hedley is Reader in Hermeneutics and Metaphysics and Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge, UK. A past President of the European Society for the Philosophy of Religion, he is the author of Coleridge, Philosophy and Religion (2000), Sacrifice Imagined (2011) and Living Forms of the Imagination (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Iconic Imagination

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Σεμνοὶ μὲν γὰρ πάντες θεοὶ καὶ καλοὶ καὶ τὸ κάλλος αὐτῶν ἀμήχανον· ἀλλὰ τί ἐστι δι᾽ ὃ τοιοῦτοί εἰσιν; Ἢ νοῦς, καὶ ὅτι μᾶλλον νοῦς ἐνεργῶν ἐν αὐτοῖς, ὥστε ὁρᾶσθαι.For all the gods are majestic and beautiful and their beauty is overwhelming...

First in History: Anaximander

Michel Serres

Michel Serres is a Professor in the History of Science at Stanford University and a member of the Académie Française. A renowned and popular philosopher, he is a prize-winning author of essays and books, such as The Five Senses, Rome and Statues. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Randolph Burks

Randolph Burks is a philosopher specializing in phenomenology and philosophies of the body and nature. He has translated several works by Michel Serres, including Biogea, Variations on the Body, The Hermaphrodite (forthcoming) and the other two titles in the 'Foundations' series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Geometry : The Third Book of Foundations

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Spaces without exclusion: Juridical origins In his commentary On Aristotle’s Physics 1.2, 184b15, Simplicius cites Anaximander, according to Theophrastus, Opinions of the Physicists, fr. 2. Anaximander … said that the principle...

Poetry, With. Reference To Aristotle’s Poetics.

Aesthetics and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Britain : Volume 3: Tractarians

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...We propose to offer some speculations of our own on Greek Tragedy, and on Poetry in general, as suggested by the doctrine of Aristotle on the subject. 1. Aristotle considers the excellence of a tragedy to depend upon its plot—and, since...