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Aesthetic Perception

Jennifer Church

in Possibilities of Perception

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678440
eISBN:
9780191757945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678440.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Perceiving something as an artwork usually requires a kind of ‘seeing-in’—seeing past surfaces to what is represented and/or to what is expressed. This gives artworks a kind of double identity that ... More


Reason, Passions, and Free Speech

John Finnis

in Reason in Action: Collected Essays Volume I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580057
eISBN:
9780191729379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580057.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents a 1967 essay, cited in the US Supreme Court's lasting settlement of obscenity law in 1973, and it explores the applicability of the classic and Humean distinctions between ... More


Only with Beauty Man Shall Play: Goethe’s Production of in Weimar (1802)

Erika Fischer-Lichte

in Tragedy’s Endurance: Performances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199651634
eISBN:
9780191801440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199651634.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1, ‘Only with Beauty Man Shall Play. Goethe’s Production of Ion in Weimar (1802)’, proceeds from Goethe’s and Schiller’s responses to the French Revolution. While Goethe hailed the Bildung of ... More


Feeling From Music: Emotions in the Music Listener

Ellen Winner

in How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190863357
eISBN:
9780190936525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863357.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter addresses the emergence of feelings in the music listener. We hear a sad piece and feel sad, but we are not sad about the music, and nothing bad has happened to us. Some philosophers ... More


Drawn to Pain: The Paradoxical Enjoyment of Negative Emotion in Art

Ellen Winner

in How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190863357
eISBN:
9780190936525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863357.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Aristotle said we don’t like to look at painful things in life but get pleasure from seeing these things in art. This chapter examines what research tells us about why we willingly expose ourselves ... More


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