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Spivak’s new book: An Aesthetic Education 

For those of you interested in the work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, I suggest checking out her most recent publication, An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization.  The book gathers together a number of her most influential essays and reframes them through her critical analysis of what she calls an aesthetic education. She writes …

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Kritik der Urteilskraft (Critique of Judgement) 

Title: Kritik der Urteilskraft (Critique of Judgement) Author: Kant, Immanuel Publisher: Oxford World's Classics, Oxford University Press, 2007 Ebook: You can read it here. From the Publisher: Kant's Critique of Judgement is a massively influential contribution to modern philosophy. It treats of aesthetics, morality, religion and metaphysics and represents the summation of Kant's projects of transcendental …

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Makings of the Sea 

Title: On Mediterranean Aesthetics, Volume 1: Makings of the Sea Author: John Baldacchino Publisher: Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press © 2010 Check it out: DE60 .B35 2010 From the publisher: Engaging with 20th century Mediterranean visual and performing arts, literature and music, this book invites the reader to consider how everyday aesthetics inhabit and define the …

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“Makings of the Sea” 

If we follow the light of Albert Camus and use the sea as a metaphor, we explore how “aesthetics inhabit and define the Mediterranean as a common cultural horizon founded on difference.” Maltese-born author  John Badacchino provides a wonderfully rich and inspiring talk on Makings of the Sea: Journey, Doubt, and Nostalgia (Gorgias Press, 2010), …

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Defining Art, Creating the Canon 

Defining art, creating the canon: artistic value in an era of doubt Author:  Paul Crowther Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007 Check It Out:  EBOOKS From the Publisher: What is art; why should we value it; and what allows us to say that one work is …

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