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Iliad ad Nihilum: Psychê, Conscience, Wonder
You set the price! Words: 223,960. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / existentialism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / existentialism
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,190. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
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.
Who Says That's Art? A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 106,630. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
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.
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,850. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013 by Gegensatz Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
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.
Beauty and Pleasure and Moderately Energetic Walking in the Lower Southern Alps
Price: Free! Words: 100,900. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
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
Method: The Demystification of Mysticism
Price: $33.30 USD. Words: 30,550. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
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
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.
The Art of Creating Alpha Males
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 » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
"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
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.