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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 instances via 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 in addition from James and Peirce)—one primed from the beginning to work out humans not just as embodied, yet as inseparable from the surroundings they have interaction with—and offers a discussion board for authors from various disciplines to handle particular clinical and philosophical concerns in the anti-dualistic framework contemplating aesthetic event as a strategy of embodied meaning-making. Cross-disciplinary contributions come from prime 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 technology, literary reviews, psychology of aesthetics, artwork and layout, sociology.

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