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Iliad ad Nihilum: Psychê, Conscience, Wonder by Michael Degener
You set the price! Words: 224,120. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / existentialism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
Paragon of warrior valor, or, à la Shakespeare, “idol of idiot worshippers”? This study contends that The Iliad, authored by an ironic sixth century Athenian, unfolds a revolutionary critique of the martial aristocracy. Achilles is undone by his own curse of pothê upon the Achaeans, exposed to an experience of thauma, or wonder, at Patroclus’ psychê, in the first glimmerings of conscience.
Dismantling the Divine: D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett by Paul Gleason
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,190. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics, Essay » Literature
A groundbreaking and original book, "Dismantling the Divine" considers how D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett criticize the nineteenth-century concept of the artist as the replacement for Jesus Christ as the divine prophet of universal truth. In addition, the book shows how these three novelists engage with Nietzsche, Heidegger, Schopenhauer, and other key philosophers.
The Art of Mind by Kevin Dwyer
Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
A look at false consciousness as having either positive or negative ends depending on what one wishes to do with it. Focus is the creative potential of false premise and false logic. Overall the idea came to mind of "looking for rain in a cloud" such that many academics purport clarity yet rather like following the raindrops up and gazing into the sky they become drawn into the cloud.
Who Says That's Art? A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts by Michelle Marder Kamhi
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 106,630. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
Today's artworld experts accept virtually anything as "art"—from an all-black painting to a facsimile of a supermarket carton or a dead animal preserved in a tank of formaldehyde. Many art lovers reject such work, arguing that it is not art. This book explains why they are right and the presumed experts are wrong.
Man Tzu's Art of Dating by man tzu
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
This is a satirical modification of Sun Tzu's Art of War, telling you everything you need to know about relationships, from asking a woman out on your first date, to navigating arguments, and how to interact with your children.
Fifteen Women Philosophers you should have learned about in school (but probably didn’t) by Janet Cameron
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014 by Decoded Science. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Why a book on women philosophers? Philosophy is genderless, but the under-representation of women in philosophy is an unfortunate truth. Join award-winning author, retired lecturer Janet Cameron, MA as she explores fifteen female philosophers you may never have heard of - women who changed the world, and the way we think today.
In Defense of a Drinking Life by Bill Rayburn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 790. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
The damage caused by abusing alcohol is unassailable and well-documented. The author posits a counter-balancing viewpoint, saluting the celebratory aspect of drinking, its role as a social lubricant, and how one can live, love and indeed thrive, while drinking it all in.
Essays From a Man in Flux: Agonizing Over What it All Means by Bill Rayburn
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
A new collection (with a couple of oldies) of angst-driven existential wanderings. An ongoing project, not unlike life itself, in search of answers while knowing full well that most of them will remain out of reach. But as with being alive…..the goal is the journey. I will keep evolving until I die. Then, all bets are off.
Burke on the Sublime: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful with an Introductory Discourse Concerning Taste: A New Edition by Edmund Burke
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,850. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013 by Gegensatz Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Empiricism
This new edition provides an inexpensive, reliable, and textually rigorous digital version of this seminal text in the philosophy of art, Burke's essay on the sublime, which heretofore has been unavailable as an e-book. It includes corrections, expansions, accurate citations, a 6350-word historical/philosophical introduction, bibliographies, and English translations of foreign language quotations.
Ready Reference Treatise: Arcadia by Raja Sharma
Series: Ready Reference Treatises, Book 105 · Study Gudes: English Literature, Book 171. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
“Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard is a famous play written in 1993. The play revolves around the relationship between past and present and between order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge.
Beauty and Pleasure and Moderately Energetic Walking in the Lower Southern Alps by Alan Hutchinson
Price: Free! Words: 101,110. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics, Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
Senses of beauty and especially pleasure drive us in all we do. Here are presented two different kinds, Alpine walking and some simple science. The last two chapters suggest what these emotions may be, how they arose and vary, and how they guide our good and bad decisions. There are 88 pictures, 514 references and 172 anecdotes. There is a web browser version: http://mewila.co.uk/html/mewila.htm
101 Ways to Make Yourself Think by Sebastian Cosma
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics(4.00 from 1 review)
Expand your mind, believe in yourself, think the impossible. "101 Ways to Make Yourself Think" is a compilation of phrases, quotes, and haikus to stimulate your mind. If you're an intellectual already, continue your education; if you aren't, why not become one?
Method: The Demystification of Mysticism by Jorge Guerrero Sanchez
Price: $33.30 USD. Words: 30,550. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism
Method is a book not for the faint hearted. It is not a quick formula for finding happiness or a self-help book. It treats of the nature of finding awareness and how difficult it becomes to do so; acting on principle is what leads one to inner peace, but this may take anywhere from 20 to 40 years. The book invites those who are interested in mysticism to dare be themselves to find it!
The Poetry of Keats: Language and Experience by David Pollard
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 60,730. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
Keats is foremost among the English poets who gives utterance to the poets’ experience with language and with no understanding of this, much of his poetic output remains a mystery. This is the first study of Keats to do real justice to him as both poet and philosopher.
Book of an Owl by Anand Mathew
You set the price! Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013 by Unicorn & Pegasus Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
Book of an Owl places certain undefined and imperfect spirituality and philosophy which we come through our daily life. there is love, wisdom, loss, solitude, loneliness, and possibly everything that make us human beings and prey of the time and space...
Poesis by Adolfo Sagastume
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: Spanish. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
Aristóteles es el sumum de la filosofía griega, pues realiza una síntesis de todas las oposiciones, de ahí que se le conozca como el filósofo de la mediación o del término medio. Hace, pues, una diferencia entre poética y teckné. Él entiende por técnica una forma de hacer e incluso la equipara al arte.
It's Only Natural by C. M. Truxler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It’s Only Natural is a collection of poetry delving into the many emotions, facets, and perceptions that connects the human experience to the world of nature. This collection shines a light on the joys, and sorrows of that natural experience.
The Art of Creating Alpha Males by C.J. Cronin
Series: Humor and Philosophy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,260. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
"The Art of Creating Alpha Males": Males have certain instincts unique to their sex, as do females. So using the other sex’s instincts to advantage is possible, as many a Casanova or Mata Hari will confirm. 38,840 words
How To Solve A Noise Problem In New York City by Paul Farrell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,880. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
"How To Solve A Noise Problem In New York City" is a true story about solving a 'quality of life' problem with a noisy neighbor. The neighbor is a group of veterans from an American Legion post. It's about conflict resolution, anger management, gun control and how to get things done when battling arrogance, detached government and neighborhood fascism.