By Alfonsina Scarinzi

ISBN-10: 9401793786

ISBN-13: 9789401793780

ISBN-10: 9401793794

ISBN-13: 9789401793797

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 circumstances via 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 additionally 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 presents a discussion board for authors from varied disciplines to deal with particular clinical and philosophical concerns in the anti-dualistic framework contemplating aesthetic event 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 stories, psychology of aesthetics, paintings and layout, sociology.

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17. Johnson, Mark. 2007. The meaning of the body: Aesthetics of human understanding. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 18. Johnson, Mark, and Steve Larson. 2003. “Something in the way she moves”: Metaphors of musical motion. Metaphor and Symbol 18(2): 63–84. 19. Kant, Immanuel. 1790. Critique of Judgment. Trans. W. Pluhar. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 1987. 20. Lakoff, George. 1987. Women, fire, and dangerous things: What categories reveal about the mind. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

I contend that these foci of mainstream M. edu © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015 A. 1007/978-94-017-9379-7_2 23 24 M. Johnson aesthetics should be seen as exemplary, intensified instances of the basic aesthetic contours and processes of human meaning-making. In other words, aesthetics is not merely a matter of aesthetic experience and art, but extends further to encompass all of the processes by which we enact meaning through perception, feeling, imagination, and bodily movement.

2. Barsalou, Lawrence. 1999. Perceptual symbol systems. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22: 577–660. 3. Bell, Clive. 1914. Art. London: Chatto and Windus. 4. Bergen, Benjamin. 2012. Louder than words: The new science of how the mind makes meaning. New York: Basic Books. 5. Bullough, Edward. 1912. Psychical distance as a factor in art and an aesthetic principle. British Journal of Psychology 5: 87–118. 6. Damasio, Antonio. 1994. Descartes’ error: Emotion, reason, and the human brain. P. Putnam’s Sons.

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