Embodied Aesthetics

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind, 26th – 28th August 2013

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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.

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Biographical Note

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

The Contributors
Introduction Alfonsina Scarinzi
The evolutionary roots of aesthetics: an approach-avoidance look at curvature preference, Enric Munar Gerardo Gómez-Puerto, Antoni Gomila
A neuro-evolutionary mechanism for aesthetic phenomenology, Joshua Fost
Interaction of perception and imagination in pictorial space experience, Joanna Ganczarek Vezio Ruggieri, Daniele Nardi, 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, Xin Xia, Nimish Biloria, Bernhard Hommel
Spinoza, the Philosopher Craftsman: Understanding the World through Painting and Process, Paul Uhlmann
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Readership

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

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