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Space, Time and the Proposition Space, Time and the Proposition
John Anderson
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781920898083

Space, Time and the Proposition includes the full transcript of Anderson's lectures given in 1944 on Samuel Alexander's book Space Time and Deity. This lecture series is generally considered essential to an understanding of Anderson's thought.

John Anderson was Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney and taught at the university from 1927 until 1958. He died at his Sydney home in 1962.

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Studies in Empirical Philosophy Studies in Empirical Philosophy
John Anderson
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781920898175

Studies in Empirical Philosophy was published in 1962 shortly after Anderson's death and had been prepared by him to include most of his published articles from the Australasian Journal of Philosophy and Psychology. It also includes a couple of articles written especially for the book. It remains the main published source of material on Anderson's systematic philosophy. John Passmore has kindly granted permission for his introduction to be included in this new release.

John Anderson (1893-1962) was Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney from 1927 until 1958. He is generally regarded as the most important philosopher to have worked in Australia. His students included not only academic philosophers but also important figures in politics, law and journalism. His impact upon Sydney's social and cultural life was enormous.

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Lectures on Metaphysics 1949-50: Space, Time and the Categories Lectures on Metaphysics 1949-50: Space, Time and the Categories
John Anderson
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781920898625

'With this scheme, John Anderson joins a very distinguished line of philosophers who have presented us with a set of categories. We have first Plato (the doctrine of Highest Kinds in his dialogue The Sophist), then Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, and Samuel Alexander.'
- D. M. Armstrong, from the introduction.

Space, Time and the Categories presents a unique record of personal influence and inspiration over three generations of philosophers in Australia, England and Scotland. This work is a vitally important text in the history of the development of realist philosophy in Australian universities. With an introduction by Emeritus Professor D M Armstrong whose own student notes are the basis for the text used, this book brings together three of the major figures in the history of Australian philosophy.

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The Impersonators The Impersonators
Jessica Anderson
Classic Australian Works
ISBN: 9780975086056

The Impersonators portrays the breakdown of family relationships and the endurance of love in a materialistic age sensitively, perceptively and humorously. When Sylvia Foley returns to Australia after twenty years, she finds her father, Jack Cornock, ill. This and his obstinate silence provoke speculation about his will among the families of his two marriages, Sylvia becomes enmeshed in the webs of their alliances and disaffections. The Impersonators received the Miles Franklin Award in 1980 and the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Fiction in 1981.

Jessica Anderson was born in Brisbane in 1925 and has lived most of her life in Sydney. She started her career as a novelist later in life having previously written for newspapers and radio. She has won the Miles Franklin Award twice; for Tirra Lirra By the River in 1978, and for The Impersonators in 1980.

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Lectures on Political Theory 1941-45 Lectures on Political Theory 1941-45
John Anderson
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781920898816

Delivered during the years of heightened national security of World War II these lectures present Anderson's views on the major questions in political theory in relation to the major influences upon his own early education: modern Idealism and Marxism.

In place of a simplistic contrast between individual and state Anderson insisted upon the complex interplay of movements, institutions and traditions. His modernist, realist project drew upon the major theorists of conflict, struggle and cyclic historical movement: Heraclitus, Vico and Sorel.

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Lectures on Modern Philosophy 1932-35: Hume Reid James Lectures on Modern Philosophy 1932-35: Hume Reid James
John Anderson
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781920898861

These lectures from the 1930s on David Hume, Thomas Reid and William James trace the development of John Anderson's empirical realism, helping to distinguish his position from "English" empiricism, Scottish commonsense and direct realism, radical empiricism and pragmatism. They also demonstrate Anderson's approach to the study of the history of philosophy.

The lectures on David Hume place Anderson in direct opposition to his teacher and colleague at Edinburgh, Norman Kemp Smith, who heavily influenced the direction of Hume studies in the twentieth century. The lectures on Thomas Reid are unique in Anderson's works in addressing this seminal figure in the Scottish philosophical tradition, providing background reflections upon his own theory of mind as feeling, and arguing for the critical importance of Freud for contemporary philosophical realists. The lectures on William James offer a final accounting with this major American influence on Anderson's early philosophical development.

For Anderson there can be no reconciliation between rationalism and empiricism. The view of the development modern philosophy as an emerging synthesis of these competing epistemological positions must be rejected. Rationalism is a persistent source of philosophical error and the philosophies of the so-called "empiricists" are fundamentally weakened by their rationalist assumptions. The very idea of providing a foundation for knowledge in notions of self-certainty represents an inherently rationalist project and must be rejected by any truly empiricist philosophy.

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Lectures on Greek Philosophy 1928 Lectures on Greek Philosophy 1928
John Anderson
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781920899073

The Lectures on Greek Philosophy of 1928 are among the earliest lectures we have of John Anderson's, delivered in the year following his arrival in Sydney in 1927. In these teachings he closely and critically followed John Burnet's classic work Early Greek Philosophy.

Anderson's complete course covered the pre-Socratics extensively before progressing to the Socratic Dialogues and Aristotle. The study of Greek Philosophy for Anderson provided an important corrective to the attitudes and forms of inquiry dominating modern philosophy.

The study of Greek philosophy was essential to Anderson because the Greeks "are far clearer on many questions than modern philosophers...they avoid many modern errors, and especially... they are not, like the moderns, obsessed with 'the problem of knowledge'... they do not set out to discover (that is to say, to know!) how, or how much, we can know, before they are prepared to know anything."

Modern philosophers need to return to "the Greek consideration of things", to finally abandon epistemology as "an intrusion of mind into logic and of a false logic into psychology" and accept the direct commonsense realism of the Greek philosophers.

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Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney. The Red Figure Pottery of Apulia. Fasc. 1 Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney. The Red Figure Pottery of Apulia. Fasc. 1
Alexander Cambitoglou and Michael Turner
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
ISBN: 9781742100913

Established in 1919, The Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (CVA) series brings together the known holdings of Greek and Italian pottery held in museums and private collections around the world into a standard format. There are now nearly 350 volumes from 26 countries in the series.

This is the first CVA to be written on an Australian collection. It focuses on the Nicholson Museum's collection of South Italian pottery from Apulia. The first pieces, comprising 28 complete pots were acquired by the museum's founder Sir Charles Nicholson and given to the University in 1860. Since then the South Italian collection has grown through gifts and purchases and now numbers over 250 items.

"This CVA breaks ground on two fronts. First, all of the eighty-six vases and fragments are reproduced in color. The use of color plates is especially appropriate for Apulian vases which depend to a great extent on added color for their overall effect. All the vases and sherds were photographed under the same lighting conditions so one can compare clay color from one vase to the next. A considerable number of the plates are generously given over to one side of a single vase, and side views are provided as well as front and back. Second, a CD of digital images is included for the first time in a CVA; this allows one to read the text and study the images without having to flip back to the plates which are bound into the volume. In preparation for this volume old restorations were removed, and the Tarantine rhyton was taken apart, demonstrating that it was an amalgam of various different pots."

From Jennifer Neils in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.09.38

Hardcover, 96 pp, 105 colour pls, 9 figs (profile drawings), CD-Rom

About the authors

Professor Cambitoglou is Director of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens and former Honorary Curator of the Nicholson Museum.

Michael Turner is the current Senior Curator of the Nicholson Museum.

Hard cover: A$100.00

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney. The Red Figure and Overpainted Pottery of South Italy. Fasc. 2 Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney. The Red Figure and Overpainted Pottery of South Italy. Fasc. 2
Michael Turner & Alexander Cambitoglou
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
ISBN: 9781742103297

Established in 1919, The Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (CVA) series brings together the known holdings of Greek and Italian pottery held in museums and private collections around the world into a standard format. There are now nearly 350 volumes from 26 countries in the series.

This is the second Australian fascicule of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. It comprises sixty-six whole pots and fragments from the South Italian collection of Lucanian, Campanian, Paestan, Sicilian and Gnathian pottery in the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney.

The volume includes six pots donated by the museum?s founder Sir Charles Nicholson in 1860, purchased in Italy in 1856-57, as well as thirty-three pots acquired by Dale Trendall, both during his years as curator of the museum (1939-1954) and following his move to Canberra in 1954.

The volume has been written by Michael Turner, Senior Curator of the Nicholson Museum, and Alexander Cambitoglou, Director of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.

 

"..beautifully produced and thoughtfully written..."

Read the full review of this volume in Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Hard cover: A$199.95

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney. Two-Volume set. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney. Two-Volume set.
Michael Turner & Alexander Cambitoglou
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
ISBN: 9781742103297 - 2 Set Volume

Established in 1919, The Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (CVA) series brings together the known holdings of Greek and Italian pottery held in museums and private collections around the world into a standard format. There are now nearly 350 volumes from 26 countries in the series.

Two-volume set, including:

  • Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney. The Red Figure Pottery of Apulia. Fasc 1.
  • Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. The Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney. The Red Figure and Overpainted Pottery of South Italy. Fasc 2.

The volumes have been written by Michael Turner, Senior Curator of the Nicholson Museum, and Alexander Cambitoglou, Director of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.

 

"..beautifully produced and thoughtfully written..."

Read the full review of Fasc. 2 in Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Hard cover: A$250.00

The state of the art: teaching drama in the 21st century The state of the art: teaching drama in the 21st century
Edited by Michael Anderson and Colleen Roche
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781743320273

The state of the art: teaching drama in the 21st century presents cutting-edge scholarship from leading drama education in New South Wales. This collection features discussions that are directly relevant to drama teachers in primary and secondary schools, artists and theatre makers, drama education researchers and those interested in the relevance of arts and drama education in reforming the curriculum. The book reminds of the connection between practice and research in drama education, and reflects changes in curriculum and new areas of research on:

  • playwriting
  • improvisation and play building
  • young people as audiences
  • technology and drama education
  • dialogue in drama education
  • the opportunities for drama as a curriculum change event

The scholarship assembled here reflects some of the best and most insightful reflections on how research can directly inform the transformation of learning and teaching

About the editors

Dr Michael Anderson is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney. His research and teaching concentrates on how arts educators begin, evolve and achieve growth in their careers and how students engage with arts and technology to learn and create in arts education. He is the author of several books on drama, education and creativity.

Colleen Roche is the President of Drama Australia, former president of Drama New South Wales and head of drama at Abbotsleigh in Sydney. She has worked as a creative arts consultant for the NSW Department of Education and Training. She is a highly experienced and well-regarded expert in drama, education and curriculum nationally and internationally.

Paperback: A$30.00

Anzac Echoes Anzac Echoes
Geert D'hollander
Sydney University Press
ISMN: 9790900969606

Anzac Echoes is a unique piece for the carillon, commissioned to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1915 World War I landing at Gallipoli, Turkey, by Australian troops. It rings out with a truly Australian flavour as it references patriotic Australian themes.

The University of Sydney War Memorial Carillon, located in the clock tower of the Quadrangle, was dedicated on Anzac Day, 25 April 1928. It commemorates the 197 University of Sydney undergraduates, graduates and staff who died in World War I, many of whose names are inscribed on the bells. The lowest note, G (four and a quarter tonnes), is dedicated to the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF). Built by Taylor’s Bell Foundry of Loughborough, England, the instrument has 54 bells with a range of four and a half octaves. Today the carillon is still central to the life of the University, heard daily as a living memorial to the fallen.

Anzac Echoes was premiered by Sydney University Organist and Carillonist Amy Johansen at the University’s Anzac Day Dawn Service in 2015.

About the composer

Geert D’hollander is one of the world’s preeminent carillonneurs and a highly celebrated composer for the instrument. He has written nearly 50 carillon works, many as commissions. He served as City Carillonneur of several Belgian cities and taught at the Royal Carillon School. In 2008, he was awarded the Berkeley Medal of Honor for distinguished service to the carillon, having been University Carillonist at UC Berkeley. He now holds the prestigious post of Carillonneur at Bok Tower Gardens, Florida, and frequently gives masterclasses and recitals in Europe and the USA.


Anzac Echoes consists of unbound sheet music inside a folded cover, suitable for carillonists worldwide.



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Paperback: A$15.00

The Legacies of Bernard Smith: essays on Australian art, history and cultural politics The Legacies of Bernard Smith: essays on Australian art, history and cultural politics
Edited by Jaynie Anderson, Christopher R. Marshall and Andrew Yip
Power Publications
ISBN: 9780994306432

An international field of scholars from art history, anthropology, history and literature, as well as curators and writers, explore the impact and legacy of Australia?s most revered art historian in The Legacies of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics.

It has been widely asserted that Bernard Smith established the discipline of art history in Australia. He was the founding professor of contemporary art and the directory of the Power Institute at the University of Sydney, published the classic art text Australian Painting, three volumes on the art of Captain Cook?s voyages, and two memoirs. His work was seminal for histories of Pacific encounter and he also authored some of the country?s most eloquent memoirs. This publication brings together international academics from a range of disciplines to focus on everything Bernard Smith left his mark on: Antipodean and European ?envisioning? of the Pacific, the definition of Australian art, gallery scholarship and public art education, museological practice, art criticism, Australian art biography and local heritage.

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About the Editors

Jaynie Anderson was a foundation director of the Australian Institute of Art History at the University of Melbourne (2009-2015) and Herald Chair of Fine Arts (1997-2014). She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and immediate past president of the International Committee of Art History. In 2015 she received, from the President of the Republic of Italy, the knighthood of Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia. Educated at the University of Melbourne, Bryn Mawr College and the University of Oxford, she has curated exhibitions in Australia, Europe, the United States, and published widely, particularly on Italian art of the Renaissance.

Christopher R. Marshall is senior lecture in art history and museum studies at the University of Melbourne. His publications on museums and curatorship include Sculpture and the Museum (2011) and contributions to Museum Making, Making Art History and Reshaping Museum Space. His publications on Neopolitan Baroque art include Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting (2016) and a chapter contribution to The Exonomic Lives of Seventeenth-Century Italian Painters (2010). He has held fellowships from the Australian Research Council; The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the Henry Moore Institute; Museo Poldi Pezzoli; Hubei Institute; and, Duke University.

Andrew Yip is an art historian, producer and researcher, whose interests range from the politics of the Australian artists at war to digital approaches to preserving intangible cultural heritage. In 2006 he was a visiting research at Bosphorus University, Istanbul, and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Laboratory for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums, University of New South Wales. He has worked at the Art Gallery of New South Wales since 2010 on numerous exhibitions and programs, including co-curating the gallery's World War 1 commemoration program and managing tertiary education.

Contributors

Jaynie Anderson; Andrew Sayers; Robert W. Gaston; Nicholas Thomas; Rüdiger Joppien; Kathleen Davidson; Terry Smith; Peter Heilharz; Catherine Speck; Paul Giles; Simon Pierse; John Clark; Steven Miller; Johanna Medelssohn; Christopher R. Marshall; Jim Berryman; Ann Stephen; Max Solling; Kate Challis; Sheridan Palmer; Catherine De Lorenzo; and, Ian McLean.

Paperback: A$40.00

Art & Reality Art & Reality
John Anderson
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781743325094

Art & Reality is a collection of general theoretical reflections and particular critical studies, in which John Anderson asserts the essential role of art and aesthetics in intellectual life.

‘An artist is not a person who can be put into a uniform … The greatest poetry is always heretical.’
—John Anderson, from ‘Poetry and Society’

Rejecting the notion that artistic appreciation is simply a matter of spontaneous response or ‘personal taste’, Anderson argues that genuine criticism requires the application of general aesthetic principles and an awareness of the relationship between art and nature. In exploring how beauty is experienced and defined, he considers a wide range of authors, from Homer to Joyce, Melville to Dostoevsky, Shakespeare to Shaw. He outlines his underlying theory of aesthetics and offers commentary on some key controversies of his day, including psychoanalytic criticism, the Ern Malley hoax, and the censorship of Ulysses in Australia.

With characteristic rigour and originality, Anderson proposes a philosophical way of approaching works of art, one which can lead us to a more meaningful and thoughtful engagement with literature.

About the author

John Anderson (1893–1962) was Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney from 1927 until 1958. Regarded as the most important philosopher to have worked in Australia, Anderson founded the empirical brand of philosophy known as Australian realism and strongly influenced Sydney’s social and cultural life. His students included not only academic philosophers but also important figures in politics, law and journalism.

Digital editions

Digital editions of Art & Reality will be available soon for Google Play and the iBookstore. If you would like more information, or to request another format, please email us.

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

1 Some Questions in Aesthetics

2 Biography

3 Classicism versus Romanticism

4 Romanticism and Classicism

5 Psycho-Analysis and Romanticism

6 The Comic

7 The Nature of Poetry

8 Poetry and Society

9 Art and Morality

10 Ulysses

11 The Banning of Ulysses

12 James Joyce

13 James Joyce: Finnegans Wake

14 Exiles

15 The Applecart

16 George Bernard Shaw

17 The Perfect Wagnerite

18 Emperor and Galilean

19 Kenneth Grahame

20 Kipling

21 George Meredith

22 The Enormous Room

23 H. G.Wells

24 Thomas Love Peacock

25 Herman Melville

26 Feodor Dostoevsky

27 R. H. Benson

28 The Detective Story

29 Orage and the New Age Circle

30 Music and Emotion

31 Art and Morals

32 Australian Culture

33 Literature and Life

34 Literary Criticism

35 Further Questions in Aesthetics: Beauty


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Paperback: A$29.95