Aesthetics and the embodied mind : beyond art theory and the by Alfonsina Scarinzi

By Alfonsina Scarinzi

The undertaking of naturalizing human consciousness/experience has made nice technical strides (e.g., in mapping parts of mind activity), yet has been hampered in lots of situations by way of its uncritical reliance on a dualistic “Cartesian” paradigm (though as a few of the authors within the assortment indicate, assumptions drawn from Plato and from Kant additionally play a role). the current quantity proposes a model of naturalism in aesthetics drawn from American pragmatism (above all from Dewey, but additionally from James and Peirce)―one primed from the beginning to determine people not just as embodied, yet as inseparable from the surroundings they have interaction with―and presents a discussion board for authors from diversified disciplines to handle particular medical and philosophical concerns in the anti-dualistic framework contemplating aesthetic adventure as a means of embodied meaning-making. Cross-disciplinary contributions come from best researchers together with Mark Johnson, Jim Garrison, Daniel D. Hutto, John T. Haworth, Luca F. Ticini, Beatriz Calvo-Merino.

The quantity covers pragmatist aesthetics, neuroaesthetics, enactive cognitive technological know-how, literary reports, psychology of aesthetics, artwork and layout, sociology.

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