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The Aesthetic Mind

Edited by Elisabeth Schellekens and Peter Goldie

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199691517
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731815 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.001.0001
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This collection of original essays from leading researchers across a wide range of disciplines engages with a number of issues concerning ‘the aesthetic mind’. It is the only collection which specifically targets the extent to which the empirical sciences can contribute to our philosophical understanding of the notions of the aesthetic and the artistic. The questions addressed include the following: The collection is divided into seven parts: ‘The Aesthetic Mind’, ‘Emotion in Aesthetic Experience’, ‘Beauty and Universality’, Imagination and Make-Believe’, ‘Fiction and Empathy’, ‘Music, Dance and Expressivity’, and ‘Pictorial Representation’.

Keywords: the aesthetic mind; artistic; aesthetic experience; non-aesthetic; beauty; universality; imagination; make-believe; fiction; empathy; music; dance; expressivity; pictorial representation

Book.  480 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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