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Title
Aesthetic attention
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Abstract
The aim of this paper is to give a new account of the way we exercise our attention in some paradigmatic cases of aesthetic experience. I treat aesthetic experience as a specific kind of experience and, like in the case of other kinds of experiences, attention plays an important role in determining its phenomenal character. I argue that an important feature of at least some of our aesthetic experiences is that we exercise our attention in a specific, distributed, manner: our attention is focused on one perceptual object, but it is distributed among the various properties of this object. I argue that this way of exercising one's attention is very different from the way we attend most of the time and it fits very well with some important features of paradigmatic examples of aesthetic experience.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of consciousness studies. - Thoverton, 1994, currens
Publication
Thoverton : 2015
ISSN
1355-8250 [print]
2051-2201 [online]
Volume/pages
22:5-6(2015), p. 96-118
ISI
000355892400005
UAntwerpen
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Last edited 04.10.2017
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