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ERIC Number: EJ1002794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Empirical Psycho-Aesthetics and Her Sisters: Substantive and Methodological Issues--Part I
Konecni, Vladimir J.
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v46 n4 p1-12 Win 2012
Empirical psycho-aesthetics--an interdisciplinary field with a long tradition--is approached in this two-part article from two directions, in each case with several objectives. Part I, in this issue of "JAE", is devoted to the first direction, which is mainly definitional and organizational: the objectives are to present an outline of the field's origins; to discuss its attributes vis-a-vis the features of several "sister disciplines"--experimental philosophy, cognitive neuroscience of art, and neuroaesthetics; and to examine, in part through an analysis of notable in-field and cross-field recent debates (some of them heated, all instructive), a number of substantive, methodological, and science-practice issues regarding these various disciplines--with philosophical aesthetics as a backdrop. The second direction, to which part II of the article--to appear in the spring 2013 issue of "JAE"--is addressed, is empirical: the objectives are to illustrate, on the basis of a detailed presentation of five groups of research studies in a variety of art domains, the broad range of psycho-aesthetic topics, methods, participants, and techniques of stimulus manipulation and measurement and to use the presented research in a constructive dialogue with philosophical aesthetics and neuroaesthetics. (Contains 20 notes.)
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Language: English
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