Best Philosophy Aesthetics Books
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1. As a man Thinketh: The Original 1902 Edition (The Wisdom Of James Allen)
Author: by James Allen
All that we achieve and all that we fail to achieve is the direct result of our own thoughts. Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery.Calmness is power. James Allen, As a Man Thinketh”As a Man Thinketh” is a literary essay by James Allen, first published in 1902.
In more than a century it has become an inspirational classic, selling millions of copies worldwide and bringing faith, inspiration, and self healing to all who have encountered it. The title comes from the Bible: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs, chapter 23, verse 7.
As himself Allen describes, It shows how, in his own thought-world, each man holds the key to every condition, good or bad, that enters into his life, and that, by working patiently and intelligently upon his thoughts, he may remake his life, and transform his circumstances.
And it can be carried in the pocket. Too many mortals strive to improve only their wordly position-and too few seek spiritual betterment. Such is the problem James Allen faced in his own time. The ideas he found in his inner-most heart after great searching guided him as they will guide you.
2. Vibrate Higher Daily: Live Your Power
Author: by Lalah Delia
Tap into your inner power with this mind-opening guide to vibrational-based living from Instagram star and self-help pioneer behind the internet community Vibrate Higher Daily. There is another way of being in the world. There is a better way to exist, rise, move beyond, and take our power back.
Too often we feel pulled down by circumstances or the negativity of others. We think we have no control over the things that are hurting us and holding us back from realizing our truest selves. But according to Lalah Delia, we have more power within us than we know: listen to your unique inner voice and trust your instincts.
By doing so, you’re already experiencing the transformative power of vibrational-based living. Vibrating higher daily is about making intentional day-to-day choices that lift us out of mindsets, habits, and lifestyles that don’t serve us and into ones that do. This book is an invitation to engage with everything that feeds our soul and raises our vibration, and to simultaneously let go of the things bringing our energy down.
3. Beyond Good and Evil
Author: by Friedrich Nietzsche
Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future is a book by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886. It draws on and expands the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but with a more critical and polemical approach.
In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man.
The work moves into the realm “beyond good and evil” in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favour of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual.
4. Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
Author: by Matthew B. Crawford
A philosopher/mechanic’s wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one’s hands “This is a deep exploration of craftsmanship by someone with real, hands-on knowledge. The book is also quirky, surprising, and sometimes quite moving.” Richard Sennett, author of The CraftsmanCalled “the sleeper hit of the publishing season” by The Boston Globe, Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor.
On both economic and psychological grounds, author Matthew B. Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a “knowledge worker,” based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world.
5. Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life
Author: by Zena Hitz
Princeton University Press
An invitation to readers from every walk of life to rediscover the impractical splendors of a life of learningIn an overloaded, superficial, technological world, in which almost everything and everybody is judged by its usefulness, where can we turn for escape, lasting pleasure, contemplation, or connection to others?
While many forms of leisure meet these needs, Zena Hitz writes, few experiences are so fulfilling as the inner life, whether that of a bookworm, an amateur astronomer, a birdwatcher, or someone who takes a deep interest in one of countless other subjects.
Drawing on inspiring examples, from Socrates and Augustine to Malcolm X and Elena Ferrante, and from films to Hitz’s own experiences as someone who walked away from elite university life in search of greater fulfillment, Lost in Thought is a passionate and timely reminder that a rich life is a life rich in thought.
Today, when even the humanities are often defended only for their economic or political usefulness, Hitz says our intellectual lives are valuable not despite but because of their practical uselessness. And while anyone can have an intellectual life, she encourages academics in particular to get back in touch with the desire to learn for its own sake, and calls on universities to return to the person-to-person transmission of the habits of mind and heart that bring out the best in us.
6. Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers
Author: by Leonard Koren
An updated version of the seminal 1994 classic volume on the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Every book with “wabi” or “wabi sabi” in the title is based on the concepts first elucidated in this book.
7. The Architecture of Happiness
Author: by Alain De Botton
The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations. One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings, and streets that surround us.
And yet a concern for architecture is too often described as frivolous, even self-indulgent. Alain de Botton starts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be, and argues that it is architecture’s task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential.
8. In Praise of Shadows
Author: by Junichiro Tanizaki
Leete's Island Books
Nietzsche called The Gay Science “the most personal of all my books.” It was here that he first proclaimed the death of Godto which a large part of the book is devotedand his doctrine of the eternal recurrence. Walter Kaufmann’s commentary, with its many quotations from previously untranslated letters, brings to life Nietzsche as a human being and illuminates his philosophy.
The book contains some of Nietzsche’s most sustained discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, the intellectual conscience and the origin of logic. Most of the book was written just before Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the last part five years later, after Beyond Good and Evil.
We encounter Zarathustra in these pages as well as many of Nietzsche’s most interesting philosophical ideas and the largest collection of his own poetry that he himself ever published. Walter Kaufmann’s English versions of Nietzsche represent one of the major translation enterprises of our time.
He is the first philosopher to have translated Nietzsche’s major works, and never before has a single translator given us so much of Nietzsche.
10. Basic Writings of Nietzsche (Modern Library Classics)
Author: by Friedrich Nietzsche
Introduction by Peter GayTranslated and edited by Walter Kaufmann Commentary by Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Gilles Deleuze One hundred years after his death, Friedrich Nietzsche remains the most influential philosopher of the modern era. Basic Writings of Nietzsche gathers the complete texts of five of Nietzsche’s most important works, from his first book to his last: The Birth of Tragedy, Beyond Good and Evil, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Case of Wagner, and Ecce Homo.
Edited and translated by the great Nietzsche scholar Walter Kaufmann, this volume also features seventy-five aphorisms, selections from Nietzsche’s correspondence, and variants from drafts for Ecce Homo. It is a definitive guide to the full range of Nietzsche’s thought. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide
11. Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
Author: by Camille Paglia
Vintage (August 20, 1991)
Here is the fiery, provocative, and unparalleled work of feminist art criticism that launched Camille Paglia’s exceptional career as one of our most important public intellectuals. Is Emily Dickinson the female Sade? Is Donatello’s David a bit of pedophile pornography?
What is the secret kinship between Byron and Elvis Presley, between Medusa and Madonna? How do liberals and feministsas well as conservativesfatally misread human nature? This audacious and omnivorously learned work of guerrilla scholarship offers nothing less than a unified-field theory of Western culture, high and low, since Egyptians invented beautymaking a persuasive case for all art as a pagan battleground between male and female, form and chaos, civilization and daemonic nature.47 photographs.
12. Thought Forms: A Record of Clairvoyant Investigation
Author: by Annie Besant
Sacred Bones Books
First released in 1901, Thought-Forms was an in-depth exploration on the visual manifestations of thoughts and the notion that they exist as objects. Conceived by renowned theosophists Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, the book consists of 58 illustrations based on Besant and Leadbeater’s clairvoyant observations on how music, emotions, experiences, and colors affect thought forms.
Expanding beyond its original readership, the book would have great influence on twentieth-century art and go on to inspire many artists including Wassily Kandinsky, Hilma af Klint, Piet Mondrian, and Paul Klee. This updated edition features a new introduction by famed occult author, Mitch Horowitz.
13. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
Author: by Roland Barthes
HILL & WANG
A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium.
This groundbreaking approach established Camera Lucida as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontag’s On Photography.
14. Beauty: A Very Short Introduction
Author: by Roger Scruton
Oxford University Press
Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference. In this Very Short Introduction, the renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explores the conceptof beauty, asking what makes an object-either in art, in nature, or the human form-beautiful, and examining how we can compare differing judgments of beauty when it is evident all around us that our tastes vary so widely.
Is there a right judgment to be made about beauty? Is it right to say thereis more beauty in a classical temple than a concrete office block, more in a Rembrandt than in an Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Can? Forthright and thought-provoking, and as accessible as it is intellectually rigorous, this introduction to the philosophy of beauty draws conclusions that some may findcontroversial, but, as Scruton shows, help us to find greater sense of meaning in the beautiful objects that fill our lives.
15. Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
Author: by Mary Gregor
Cambridge University Press
Published in 1785, Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written. In Kant’s own words, its aim is to identify and corroborate the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative.
He argues that human beings are ends in themselves, never to be used by anyone merely as a means, and that universal and unconditional obligations must be understood as an expression of the human capacity for autonomy and self-governance. As such, they are laws of freedom.
This volume contains Mary Gregor’s acclaimed translation of the work, sympathetically revised by Jens Timmermann, and an accessible, updated introduction by Christine Korsgaard.
16. Aristotle: The Complete Works
Author: by Aristotle
KTHTK (July 5, 2021)
July 5, 2021
Aristotle (384322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and student of Plato who stunningly changed the course of Western philosophy. He has gone down in history as one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Cicero, the Roman statesman and philosopher, once called his writing style “a river of gold;” and his scope of thought and subsequent influence on the study of science, logic, philosophical discourse, and theology has led many to dub him “The Philosopher.”Contents:Part 1: Logic (Organon)Categories, translated by E.M.
EdghillOn Interpretation, translated by E.M. EdghillPrior Analytics (2 Books), translated by A.J. JenkinsonPosterior Analytics (2 Books), translated by G.R.G. MureTopics (8 Books), translated by W.A. Pickard-CambridgeSophistical Refutations, translated by W.A. Pickard-CambridgePart 2: Universal PhysicsPhysics (8 Books), translated by R.P.Hardie and R.K.
GayeOn the Heavens (4 Books), translated by J.L. StocksOn Gerneration and Corruption (2 Books), translated by H.H. JoachimMeteorology (4 Books), translated by E.W. WebsterPart 3: Human PhysicsOn the Soul (3 Books), translated by J.A. SmithOn Sense and the Sensible, translated by J.I.