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Investigations Into the Phenomenology and the Ontology of the Work of Art : What are Artworks and How Do We Experience Them?

Publication year: 2015

ISBN: 978-3-319-14090-2

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This book investigates the nature of aesthetic experience and aesthetic objects. Written by leading philosophers, psychologists, literary scholars and semioticians, the book addresses two intertwined issues. The first is related to the phenomenology of aesthetic experience: The understanding of how human beings respond to artworks, how we process linguistic or visual information, and what properties in artworks trigger aesthetic experiences. The examination of the properties of aesthetic experience reveals essential aspects of our perceptual, cognitive, and semiotic capacities. The second issue studied in this volume is related to the ontology of the work of art: Written or visual artworks are a specific type of objects, containing particular kinds of representation which elicit a particular kind of experience.

Subject: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Philosophy and Religion, Phenomenology, Cognitive Psychology, Aesthetics, Aesthetics and art, Art History, Artwork and Perception, Cognitive Semiotics, Knowing Art, Ontology of art, Phenomenology and cognitive science, cognitive aesthetics, phenomenological aesthetics, psychology of art