By Alfonsina Scarinzi
The undertaking of naturalizing human consciousness/experience has made nice technical strides (e.g., in mapping parts of mind activity), yet has been hampered in lots of situations via its uncritical reliance on a dualistic “Cartesian” paradigm (though as a number of the authors within the assortment indicate, assumptions drawn from Plato and from Kant additionally play a role). the current quantity proposes a model of naturalism in aesthetics drawn from American pragmatism (above all from Dewey, but in addition from James and Peirce)―one primed from the beginning to determine humans not just as embodied, yet as inseparable from the surroundings they have interaction with―and offers a discussion board for authors from varied disciplines to deal with particular clinical and philosophical concerns in the anti-dualistic framework contemplating aesthetic event as a technique of embodied meaning-making. Cross-disciplinary contributions come from best researchers together with Mark Johnson, Jim Garrison, Daniel D. Hutto, John T. Haworth, Luca F. Ticini, Beatriz Calvo-Merino.
The quantity covers pragmatist aesthetics, neuroaesthetics, enactive cognitive technology, literary experiences, psychology of aesthetics, paintings and layout, sociology.
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Image schemas are pre-reflectively meaningful to us because they mark basic qualitative determinations of our day-to-day experience and they constitute recurring patterns of experiential change, given the nature of our bodies and environments. Besides verticality and scalar intensity, creatures built like us find immediately meaningful such schemas as center-periphery, near-far, in-out, front-back, rightleft, balance-unbalance, containment, source-path-goal movement, iteration, straight-curved, locomotion, and so forth.
Like Friedrich Nietzsche, Dewey was a champion of the genetic method. My paper follows Dewey’s genetic trace of the emergence of language, meaning, mind, and aesthetic experience from its primordial origins. Intellectualism and the Philosophic Fallacy: Maintaining Creative Genetic Continuity Dewey identifies what he calls the vice of “intellectualism,” which still dominates philosophy: “By ‘intellectualism’ as an indictment is meant the theory that all experiencing is a mode of knowing” (LW 1: 28).
In the Critique of Practical Reason (1787) Kant makes it equally clear that the universal validity of moral judgments must also rest on concepts – this time, concepts derived from pure practical reason – and he insists that moral principles could never be grounded on feelings. When he turns to aesthetic judgments, in his Critique of Judgment , he argues that a judgment about beauty in nature and art involves a subjective feeling of pleasure evoked by the formal qualities of an object, and so cannot be validated conceptually or rationally.