Contributions To Phenomenology
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Investigations Into the Phenomenology and the Ontology of the Work of Art

What are Artworks and How Do We Experience Them?

Editors: Bundgaard, Peer F., Stjernfelt, Frederik (Eds.)

  • Critically compares and integrates phenomenological and cognitive aesthetics
  • Shows how the study of aesthetic experience and artworks offers a window to human cognition
  • Brings together a unique group of interdisciplinary researches
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About this book

​This book investigates the nature of aesthetic experience and aesthetic objects. Written by leading philosophers, psychologists, literary scholars and semioticians, the book addresses two intertwined issues. The first is related to the phenomenology of aesthetic experience: The understanding of how human beings respond to artworks, how we process linguistic or visual information, and what properties in artworks trigger aesthetic experiences. The examination of the properties of aesthetic experience reveals essential aspects of our perceptual, cognitive, and semiotic capacities.  The second issue studied in this volume is related to the ontology of the work of art: Written or visual artworks are a specific type of objects, containing particular kinds of representation which elicit a particular kind of experience. The research question explored is: What properties in artful objects trigger this type of experience, and what characterizes representation in written and visual artworks? The volume sets the scene for state-of-the-art inquiries in the intersection between the psychology and ontology of art. The investigations of the relation between the properties of artworks and the characteristics of aesthetic experience increase our insight into what art is. In addition, they shed light on essential properties of human meaning-making in general.

About the authors

Peer Bundgaard is professor at the Center for Semiotics, Aarhus University, and is the Editor-in-Chief of Cognitive Semiotics.

Frederik Stjernfelt is professor at the Center for Semiotics, Aarhus University, and is member of the Danish Academy as well as the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters. Post-doctoral habilitation Diagrammatology (Springer 2007). He is also a guest professor at Humboldt University Berlin 2010.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bundgaard, Peer F.

    Pages 1-13

  • Temporal Aspects of Literary Reading

    Miall, David S.

    Pages 15-30

  • Memory and Mental States in the Appreciation of Literature

    Bortolussi, Marisa (et al.)

    Pages 31-49

  • Temporal Conflict in the Reading Experience

    Kietz, Cathrine

    Pages 51-73

  • The Aesthetic Experience with Visual Art “At First Glance”

    Locher, Paul J.

    Pages 75-88

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  • Due: November 4, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Investigations Into the Phenomenology and the Ontology of the Work of Art
Book Subtitle
What are Artworks and How Do We Experience Them?
Editors
  • Peer F. Bundgaard
  • Frederik Stjernfelt
Series Title
Contributions To Phenomenology
Series Volume
81
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14090-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14090-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14089-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36455-1
Series ISSN
0923-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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