This volume discusses the role of embodiment in the reevaluation of aesthetics as a process of bodily mediated meaning-making. It focuses on the bodily basis of aesthetic appreciation from an evolutionary point of view, on the bodily physical structures such as the brain involved in perception, on aesthetic experience and appreciation, on the role of physiological responses in experiencing the objects of the environment aesthetically, on the role of one's own body in motion in the engagement with the environment, on somatic responses and the experience of meaning, on the pre-reflective experience of the body, on the role of the interplay of different types of physical and sensory activities in the process of education to art appreciation.
Alfonsina Scarinzi, PhD (2008),
EuCog III Network of Excellence, is affiliated researcher at that network. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher in France and the UK. She organized the 1st International Conference on Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind in 2013.
Table of contents
Alfonsina Scarinzi The evolutionary roots of aesthetics: an approach-avoidance look at curvature preference,
Enric MunarGerardo Gómez-Puerto,
Antoni Gomila A neuro-evolutionary mechanism for aesthetic phenomenology,
Joshua Fost Interaction of perception and imagination in pictorial space experience,
Joanna GanczarekVezio Ruggieri,
Marta Olivetti Belardinelli Effortless Bodies and Beyond,
Barbara Gail Montero The Dancing Body and the Revelation of Prepersonal Existence through Art,
Xavier Escribano How to perceive oneself perceiving? Gardens, movement and the semiotics of embodiment,
Katarzyna Kaczmarczyk From Film Studies to Interaction Design-An Emergent Aesthetics View,
Bernhard Hommel Spinoza, the Philosopher Craftsman: Understanding the World through Painting and Process,
Paul Uhlmann Index
All interested in embodiment and aesthetics, in aesthetics and embodied meaning generation, in pragmatist aesthetics, in neuroaesthetics and neuroscience, in philosophy of embodied meaning generation