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Title
Aesthetic experience as interaction
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Abstract
The aim of this article is to argue that what is distinctive about aesthetic experiences has to do with what we do -- not with our perception or evaluation, but with our action and, more precisely, with our interaction with whatever we are aesthetically engaging with. This view goes against the mainstream inasmuch as aesthetic engagement is widely held to be special precisely because it is detached from the sphere of the practical. I argue that taking the interactive nature of aesthetic experiences seriously can help us to understand some of the most important features of aesthetic experiences and the role they play in our life: their normativity, their crucial role in the ways in which the aesthetic domain looms large in our self-image and in the social dimension of aesthetic engagement.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of the American Philosophical Association
Publication
Cambridge : Cambridge univ press , 2023
ISSN
2053-4477
DOI
10.1017/APA.2023.21
Volume/pages
(2023) , 13 p.
ISI
001115377900001
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The diversity of unconscious mental processes.
Seeing things you don't see: Unifying the philosophy, psychology and neuroscience of multimodal mental imagery (STYDS).
Emotion and mental imagery.
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Last edited 11.01.2024
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