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Contributions To Phenomenology

Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind: Beyond Art Theory and the Cartesian Mind-Body Dichotomy

Editors: Scarinzi, Alfonsina (Ed.)

  • The first scholarly volume in the field of aesthetics to present an embodied approach to human experience
  • Presents a wide range sub-disciplines within aesthetics
  • Highlights new research questions within the field of aesthetics, and they grapple with the embodied mind thesis
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The project of naturalizing human consciousness/experience has made great technical strides (e.g., in mapping areas of brain activity), but has been hampered in many cases by its uncritical reliance on a dualistic “Cartesian” paradigm (though as some of the authors in the collection point out, assumptions drawn from Plato and from Kant also play a role). The present volume proposes a version of naturalism in aesthetics drawn from American pragmatism (above all from Dewey, but also from James and Peirce)—one primed from the start to see human beings not only as embodied, but as inseparable from the environment they interact with—and provides a forum for authors from diverse disciplines to address specific scientific and philosophical issues within the anti-dualistic framework considering aesthetic experience as a process of embodied meaning-making. Cross-disciplinary contributions come from leading researchers including Mark Johnson, Jim Garrison, Daniel D. Hutto, John T. Haworth, Luca F. Ticini, Beatriz Calvo-Merino.

The volume covers pragmatist aesthetics, neuroaesthetics, enactive cognitive science, literary studies, psychology of aesthetics, art and design, sociology.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Meaning-Making as a Socially Distributed and Embodied Practice

    Lindblom, Jessica

    Pages 3-19

  • The Aesthetics of Embodied Life

    Johnson, Mark

    Pages 23-38

  • Dewey’s Aesthetics of Body-Mind Functioning

    Garrison, Jim

    Pages 39-53

  • Corporeal Cognition: Pragmatist Aesthetics in William James

    Trigoni, Thalia

    Pages 55-69

  • Ecological Embodiment, Tragic Consciousness, and the Aesthetics of Possibility: Creating an Art of Living

    Jeffcoat, Tanya

    Pages 71-84

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eBook $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind: Beyond Art Theory and the Cartesian Mind-Body Dichotomy
Editors
  • Alfonsina Scarinzi
Series Title
Contributions To Phenomenology
Series Volume
73
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9379-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9379-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9378-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0650-4
Series ISSN
0923-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 330
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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