Representation, Rightness, and the Fringe

Mangan, Dr. Bruce B. (2008) Representation, Rightness, and the Fringe. [Journal (Paginated)]

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So the central question here is phenomenological: What is the nature of the aesthetic zap? For it is this experience, or its promise, which gives art such a deep hold on human life. But the issue of representation, while secondary, is still pregnant with cognitive implications: Why is representation, of all the devices available to an artist, more likely to shift the odds in favour of eliciting and/or intensifying aesthetic experience? Assuming a Darwinian view of our species, it is likely that the answer to both questions will come from understanding how our capacity to enjoy art grows out of normal cognition.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Aesthetics, Feeling of Knowing, Fringe, Rightness, Structure of Consciousness, William James
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:7591
Deposited By: Mangan, Dr. Bruce B.
Deposited On:30 Aug 2011 04:22
Last Modified:30 Aug 2011 04:22


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