Publications within this project

Alfonsina Scarinzi (ed.) (2015) Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind: Beyond Art Theory and the Cartesian Mind-Body Dichotomy

                                 
Alfonsina Scarinzi (ed.) (2015), Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind: Beyond Art Theory and the Cartesian Mind-Body Dichotomy, Contributions to Phenomenology, Vol. 73, Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht

(Leading researchers who contributed to the volume: Mark Johnson, Jim Garrison, Daniel D. Hutto, John T. Haworth, Luca F. Ticini, Beatriz Calvo-Merino, David S. Miall)


About the volume:

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

UniInform (April 2015, p.11), the official journal of the University of Göttingen (Germany), published in April 2015 a short review of this volume. In German language.


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Alfonsina Scarinzi (ed.), (2014) Embodied Aesthetics: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind

                                                                      
 
Alfonsina Scarinzi (ed.), (2014)  Embodied Aesthetics: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind, 26th - 28th August 2013, Philosophy of History and Culture, Vol. 34, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden 

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The introduction to the proceedings is available as PDF file below.
Also the chapter by Barbara Gail Montero, the chapter by Joshua Fost and the chapter by Enric Munar et al. are available below. Also the chapters by Paul Uhlmann and Xavier Escribano are available below.

 
About this volume:

These proceedings present the work delivered in the group work sessions at the 1st International Conference on Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind.
The group work sessions aimed at discussing from different points of view the role of embodiment in the reevaluation of aesthetics as a process of bodily mediated meaning-making.  The contributions deal with the following topics related to embodiment and aesthetics: 1) the bodily basis of aesthetic appreciation from an evolutionary point of view; 2) the bodily physical structures such as the brain involved in perception, aesthetic experience and appreciation; 3) the role of physiological responses in experiencing the objects of the environment aesthetically; 4) the role of body movement in the space, of action and gestures in aesthetic perception; 5) the role of one's own body in motion in the engagement with the environment; 6) somatic responses and the experience of meaning; 7) pre-reflective experience of the body; 8) the role of the interplay of different types of physical and sensory activities in the process of education to art appreciation. The volume covers psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, education, interaction design.

                           



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