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

By Alfonsina Scarinzi

The venture 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 means of its uncritical reliance on a dualistic “Cartesian” paradigm (though as many 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 people not just as embodied, yet as inseparable from the surroundings they have interaction with―and offers a discussion board for authors from different disciplines to handle particular clinical and philosophical matters in the anti-dualistic framework contemplating aesthetic adventure as a means of embodied meaning-making. Cross-disciplinary contributions come from major 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 experiences, psychology of aesthetics, paintings and layout, sociology.

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And M. Iacoboni. 2006. Getting a grip on other minds. Social Neuroscience 1(3–4): 175–183. 17. Lindblom, J. 2006. Embodied action as a ‘helping’ hand in social interaction. In Proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 477–482. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum. 18. Lindblom, J. To appear. Embodied social cognition. Berlin: Springer. 19. , and T. Ziemke. 2007. Embodiment and social interaction: Implications for cognitive science. In Body, language, and mind: Embodiment, vol.

15. Johnson, M. 2007. The meaning of the body: Aesthetics of human understanding. Chicago: Chicago University Press. 16. , and M. Iacoboni. 2006. Getting a grip on other minds. Social Neuroscience 1(3–4): 175–183. 17. Lindblom, J. 2006. Embodied action as a ‘helping’ hand in social interaction. In Proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 477–482. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum. 18. Lindblom, J. To appear. Embodied social cognition. Berlin: Springer. 19. , and T. Ziemke.

Feelings offer us a glimpse of what goes on in our flesh, as a momentary image of that flesh is juxtaposed to the images of other objects and situations; in so doing, feelings modify our comprehensive notion of those other objects and situations. ([6], 159) When we feel changes in our bodily state, we become conscious of their ebb and flow, and of the felt qualities of their various dimensions or components. In other words, emotions have aesthetic characteristics. As felt, they have a qualitative dimension, and therefore they are subject to changes in quality, intensity, pace (speed), and directedness.

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