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Series of Philosophy of Art and Art Theory
Series of Philosophy of Art and Art Theory

Edited by Annette W. Balkema and Henk Slager.
Philosophy, Literature, and Politics (PLP) offers studies of literature and literary history in the context of philosophical and political ideas. The series also spans the discursive territory in which philosophy is produced by literature and vice-versa.
PLP is a special series in VIBS, the Value Inquiry Book Series.
Philosophy of History and Culture presents original works broadly concerned with philosophical treatments of the ideas of culture and history, culturally and historically embodied entities, and with interpretive strategies pertinent to their understanding. The series is aimed at readers interested in the philosophy of the arts, cross-cultural phenomena, and the interpretation of literary, historical, legal and religious texts.
Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven
Die Reihe „Ästhetische Praxis“ widmet sich der Untersuchung von Praxis-Dimensionen der Künste aus transdisziplinärer Perspektive, aber auch der Erforschung alltäglicher ästhetischer Praktiken. Thematisiert werden soll, wie sich Kunstwerke als Manifestationen von Praktiken, etwa von Übungen, Proben, Improvisationen, Schreibprozessen, Akten des Skizzierens oder Entwerfens, verstehen lassen. Diese Praktiken können darüber hinaus in ihrem jeweiligen ästhetischen Eigenwert betrachtet sowie in Kontexten jenseits der Kunstwelt erforscht werden. Weitere Schwerpunkte bilden Arbeiten zu ästhetischen Praktiken im Kontext einer postkolonialen Ästhetik sowie tätigkeitstheoretische Untersuchungen zum Verhältnis von Handeln, Praxis und ästhetischer Praxis, die die aktuelle praxeologische Wende in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften um eine ästhetische Perspektive ergänzen.

The series “Aesthetic Practice” is dedicated to the investigation of practice dimensions of the arts from a transdisciplinary perspective, but also to the exploration of everyday aesthetic practices.It will address how works of art can be understood as manifestations of practices, such as exercises, rehearsals, improvisations, writing processes, acts of sketching or designing. These practices can furthermore be considered in their eespective aesthetic intrinsic value as well as explored in contexts beyond the art world. Other focal points include work on aesthetic practices in the context of a postcolonial aesthetics as well as activity-theoretical investigations of the relationship between action, practice, and aesthetic practice, which complement the current praxeological turn in the humanities and social sciences with an aesthetic perspective.
This new book series investigates innovative ways to think about and design our built environment. The premise of Architectural Intelligences is that theories of design can generate innovative design methods and novel design projects. Architectural Intelligences seeks synthesis, hybridity, or tensions between architectural theory with other knowledge disciplines, to produce new insights, new speculations, and new design protocols. Architectural thought and production becomes thereby active and uniquely transformative. Books in this series will unfold new forms of order, organization, innovation, and experimentation that can shape and redirect current architectural thought, in dialogue with other disciplines, as game-changers.

Prospective authors in the disciplines of architecture, interiors, and urban spaces are encouraged to submit truly trans-disciplinary proposals (for single authored, co-authored, or edited volumes). Brill welcomes scholarly works that examine the area of applied architectural theory, drawing expertise in another knowledge discipline, such as:
• Architecture + Game Theory
• Architecture + Hypermodernity
• Architecture + New Ecologies
• Architecture + New Materiality
• Architecture + New Forms of Pleasure
• Architecture + Media-Philosophy
• Architecture + New Subjectivities
• Architecture + New Networks
• Architecture + Posthumanism

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.
This essay develops a theory of improvisation as practice of aesthetic sense-making. While considering all arts, references are made to many concrete cases. A topic in vogue since the XX. century, as evidenced by the great philosophers who were interested in it (Ryle, Derrida, Eco among others), improvisation, a felicitous mixture of habit and creativity, norm and freedom, is constitutive of human action. Human practices – including very well-regulated activities such as playing chess, piloting airplanes, or medicine – permit and often require it to varying degrees.
Improvisation is also the true source of artistic experience. Consequently, the aesthetics of improvisation result in a philosophy of art: Art was born as improvisation. Yet improvisation has its own aesthetic dimension: that of a "grammar of contingency" in which notions such as emergence, presence, curiosity and authenticity explain the pleasures of joyful adventure and empathic involvement elicited by improvisation.
Die Auswüchse der technisch-ökonomischen Nutzung der irdischen Natur und die mit ihrer wissenschaftlichen Vergegenständlichung einhergehenden Verkürzungen lassen sich nicht ohne Kultivierung eines ästhetischen Naturverhältnisses einhegen. Unter diesem ist heute weniger denn je die selbstvergessene Kontemplation unberührter Natur zu verstehen. Vielmehr geht es um ein schöpferisches, potenziell lustvolles Erkunden der Möglichkeiten ,kooperativen‘ Zusammenspiels zwischen natürlich-irdischen Vorgaben und menschlichem Gestalten. Der vorliegende Band will zur Reflexion solcher Möglichkeiten beitragen.
Cet ouvrage est la première étude systématique du rapport entre communauté et littérature dans la pensée de Jean-Luc Nancy. L'auteure développe la thèse originale que cette relation doit être comprise comme une refonte du mythe. Traversant l’œuvre de Nancy dans son intégralité, elle démontre de façon incomparable comment s’articulent les questions centrales de la communauté et de la littérature. De plus, en faisant ce lien en termes de « mythe », ce livre situe l’œuvre de Nancy dans une tradition plus large, allant du romantisme allemand aux théories contemporaines de la pertinence sociale de la littérature.

This is the first book to provide a systematic investigation of the relation between community and literature in the work of Jean-Luc Nancy. It develops the original claim that this relation has to be understood as a rethinking of myth. Traversing the entirety of Nancy’s vast oeuvre, the author offers an incomparable account of the ways in which Nancy’s central questions of community and literature are linked together. Moreover, by putting this linkage in terms of ‘myth’, this book situates Nancy’s work within a larger tradition, leading from German Romanticism to contemporary theories of the social relevance of literature.
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Sosipatra, Hypatia, Macrina: some of the most famous female philosophers of antiquity were connected to Neoplatonism. But what does it mean to be a woman philosopher in late antiquity? How is the inclusive nature of the Neoplatonic schools connected to their ethical, political, and metaphysical ideas? What role does the religious dimension of late Neoplatonism and the role of women as priestesses play in understanding Neoplatonic women philosophers?
This book offers thirteen essays that examine women and the female in Neoplatonism from a variety of perspectives, paying particular attention to the interactions between the metaphysics, psychology, and ethics.
Parasite is a philosophically interesting film because it presents the ethico-biological problem of parasitism in a metaphorical and artistic fashion. Michel Serres, in his book called The Parasite, holds that parasites are not in fact useless, but that they establish communications between different spheres and are thus able to transform large-scale organisms. Parasites import coincidences, activate defence systems, and establish new links with the host. In this book, philosophers explore the film from various angles: using the ancient satirist Lucian’s De Parasito, Nietzsche’s concept of “the vengeance of the weak,” Dostoyevsky’s “underground,” Marxism, and many more.